AUSTRALIA’S ‘love’ for animals was evident when singer/songwriter Tania Wessels came across an article on Animal Crossing.
The Australian singer/guitarist was inspired by an interview with the animal activist and animal lover who founded the charity.
“I realised that it was a real connection and I was drawn to animal advocacy and caring for animals,” she said.
“We need to be able to care for animals and we can’t do that if we don’t have compassion.
It made me realise that I could be a champion for animals.”
After being inspired by the article on animal rights, Wessel said, she became a vegan.
She is now vegan because it was “a matter of conscience”.
Wessel started a Facebook group called ‘Save Animals from Meat’ and she was one of the people who started the petition to ban animal products in Australia.
“It was a natural progression, it was my instinct,” she told ABC News.
“It is a very personal and profound thing to me,” she continued. “
And when I realised that, I knew that I had to change my ways.”
“It is a very personal and profound thing to me,” she continued.
“There is so much cruelty and so much suffering that goes on in the world that I just really felt it was important to take a stand and to try and change things.”
“I know that the more I know about animals, the more compassion I can show and the more empathy I can have.”
Wessel is the latest celebrity to come out as a vegan after actress Julia Roberts, comedian Ricky Gervais, fashion designer Alexander McQueen and rapper Drake.
The new vegan trend is growing in popularity, and Wessel’s story of becoming vegan is just the latest.
More than a dozen celebrities and artists are adopting vegan diets, including singer Lady Gaga, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, musician Justin Bieber and singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake.
Wessel has since become the second Australian artist to become vegan, following singer-singer Lily Allen, who went vegan in 2012.
Wethers says the vegan trend has become “more widespread and accepted”.
“People have been inspired to go vegan, and it’s really important to me because I really think the word ‘vegan’ is an outdated and hurtful word,” she explained.
Wetherspoon said she would like to see celebrities who have gone vegan to “put their money where their mouth is”. “
If we were to accept our animals, we wouldn’t be doing what we do.”
Wetherspoon said she would like to see celebrities who have gone vegan to “put their money where their mouth is”.
“I want them to go out there and give it back to the animals and to do it for the animals,” Wessel told ABC.
“When they do it, it feels really good.
I love the idea of giving back and I feel so lucky to be vegan.”
Wsels says she is not trying to make her vegan lifestyle a secret.
“The more I learn about it, I’m starting to feel more comfortable about it,” she added.
My vegan lifestyle is a natural and honest way of being.”