In the United Kingdom, increasing numbers of people have adopted a vegetarian diet since the end of World War II. The Food Standards Agency Public Attitudes to Food Survey 2009 reported that 3% of respondents were found to be “completely vegetarian”, with an additional 5% “partly vegetarian (don’t eat some types of fish or meat)”. Some independent market studies suggest that vegetarians constitute 7% to 11% of the UK adult population (4 million people). Now, many celebrities have followed this lifestyle for environmental, health or personal reasons, lets take a look at those celebrities:
1. DAMON ALBARN
Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Albarn is a vegetarian.
2. ELIZA DOOLITTLE
Eliza Sophie Caird better known by her stage name Eliza Doolittle, is a vegetarian
3. RICHARD ASHCROFT
Richard Paul Ashcroft is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Richard is a vegetarian.
4. JOAN ARMATRADING
Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading is a vegetarian British singer-songwriter and guitarist.
5. KATE BUSH
Kate Bush has been vegetarian since 1975. She discussed her diet with British cooking show host Delia Smith in a 1980 BBC interview.
6. ALEXA CHUNG
AlexaChung is an English fashion model, television presenter. She is a strict vegetarian and does not eat any kind of meat including red meat.
7. DARREN JOHN BOYD
Darren John Boyd is a vegan British actor who starred in the Sky1 series Spy, for which he won a BAFTA award.
8. JODIE MARSH
Jodie Marsh is a vegetarian and she participated at the Peta campaign “All animals have the same parts”.
9. ELVIS COSTELLO
Elvis Costello is an English musician, singer-songwriter. A vegetarian since the early 1980s, Costello says he was moved to reject meat after seeing the documentary The Animals Film (1982),
10. MARTIN FREEMAN
Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor. Freeman is a vegetarian.
11. SADIE LIZA
Sadie Liza Frost is a vegetarian English actress, producer and fashion designer.
12. JANE GOODALL
Dame Jane Morris Goodall, is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace.
13. JULIE CHRISTIE
Julie Frances Christie is also active in various causes, including animal rights, environmental protection, and the anti-nuclear power movement.
14. AMANDA HOLDEN
Amanda Louise Holden is an English actress, singer and presenter.
15. LEONA LEWIS
Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner.