30 celebrities you didn’t know were vegan – first version
2. Simon Amstell
Gay comedian Simon Amstell is so vegan he made a vegan mockumentary for the BBC called Carnage. Set in a utopian 2067, it follows kind young people who are horrified that their grandparents ate meat and drank milk.
On his own veganism, he told VICE: “If you don’t feel empathy for the cow or the pig who is having its throat cut or being shot in the head, even though these are animals which definitely feel pain… if you don’t feel that and aren’t concerned or upset by what is happening on a mass scale, then I just don’t know.”