Talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has launched a new website to help people who want to stop eating meat and animal products called Going Vegan with Ellen. The site provides recipes, tips, information on how to start becoming vegan, frequently asked questions, reasons for adopting such a diet, and book and movie suggestions.
She has done vegan cooking segments on her show, featuring things like Better Than Cheddar Vegan Nachos. The cheese is made from cashews.
Ellen went vegan in 2008, and even had a vegan wedding cake when she married Portia de Rossi, who also does not eat animals. Portia said, “Now I don’t judge other beings that way – every animal has its own intelligence and sensitivities. They’re all lovely, worthwhile, and deserving of our respect.” (Source: VegNews.com)
The Environmental Working Group recently published a report on the environmental benefits of reducing or eliminating meat consumption.
DeGeneres is known for helping animals and has made donations to an animal shelter in the Los Angeles area called the Gentle Barn. Recently she rescued a stray kitten from an LA furniture store, and has promoted a charity auction featuring a lock of Justin Bieber’s hair which raised over $40,000 for the Gentle Barn.