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Why Russell’s Vegan

Russell Simmons shares with Ellen his reason for being vegan.

When media-mogul Russell Simmons was recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he spoke about his veganism. As a result, Ellen asked him to write an essay for her website, describing what veganism means to him. Simmons says that like most Americans, he grew up eating meat. It wasn’t until he began practicing yoga 15 years ago that he learned the concept of non-violence, prompting him to change his diet to vegetarian. Then, 10 years ago, Simmons made the transition to full on veganism, saying, “Being a thoughtful vegan makes our time on this Earth more peaceful and joyous, because you get to have a hand in promoting and increasing the happiness, good health and well-being of others—both animal and human—rather than being an instrument of their suffering and death.” Simmons now advocates for veganism and healthier food options, among other vegan-related causes.

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