Many celebrities and public figures, including Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Joan Jett and Ellen DeGeneres, have adopted a vegan diet for health reasons or due to their animal activism. Veganism is an extension of vegetarianism that exchews meat, eggs, dairy products.
Rocker Joan Jett’s diet and animal rights advocacy caused a dispute when she was scheduled to perform on the South Dakota float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Some in South Dakota, where the cattle industry is important, objected. Jett and her band will perform on another float. (Read more.)LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS