Animal Rights

11 Politicians Around the World Who Refuse to Eat Meat

These elected leaders help farmed animals by leaving them off their plates.

New Jersey senator Cory Booker was a vegetarian for over 20 years before going vegan in 2014.
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These politicians help farmed animals around the world by leaving them off their plates.

1. Jeremy Corbyn


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Jeremy Corbyn is a British politician and leader of the Labour Party. He is a lifelong vegetarian who has recently announced he’s going vegan.

2. Tulsi Gabbard

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Elected in 2013, U.S. representative from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard was the first American Samoan and the first Hindu member of Congress. Congresswoman Gabbard follows a vegetarian diet.

3. Tziporah Livni

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Tzipi Livni is a prominent Israeli politician and former foreign affairs minister. She has been a vegetarian since age 12.

4. Al Gore

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Al Gore served as vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton. Gore also ran for president in 2000. In 2013 the prominent environmentalist announced he had switched to a vegan diet.

5. Christina Rees

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Christina Rees is a British Labour Party politician, representing the Welsh Neath constituency since May 2015. She is one of many vegan MPs.

6. Eric Leroy Adams

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Eric Adams is the borough president of Brooklyn, New York City, and was a Democratic state senator for New York. Shortly after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes last year, he decided to go vegan.

7. Murray Rankin

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Murray Rankin is a Canadian politician who serves as House leader for the New Democratic Party. He follows a strict vegetarian diet.

8. Mojo Mathers

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Mojo Mathers is a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She became a vegetarian to protect the environment.

9. Chokwe Antar Lumumba

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Chokwe Antar Lumumba is an American attorney and activist and the current mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. As mayor of a city with one of the highest rates of obesity, Lumumba recently announced he was going vegan to be a healthy model for his constituents.

10. Maneka Gandhi

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Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Indian union cabinet minister for women and child development. She is an outspoken vegan and animal rights activist.

11. Cory Booker

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Cory Booker is the junior United States senator of New Jersey. He served two terms as mayor of Newark. Prior to going vegan in 2014, Booker was a vegetarian for over 20 years.

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Joe Loria is the communications and content manager at Mercy For Animals.