Just in time for World Vegetarian Day, PETA has teamed up with food artist Prudence Staite to create a unique set of celebrity portraits made entirely out of vegetables.
Joanna Lumley's trademark blonde coif is made of corn, Russell Brand gets a Brussels sprouts ‘do and Sir Paul McCartney wears a cabbage ensemble – and that’s just for starters. Other portrait subjects include Morrissey, Ellie Goulding, Vivienne Westwood, Alan Cumming, Leona Lewis, John Bishop and Emeli Sandé.
“Many of today’s biggest stars are choosing vegetarian and vegan meals every time they sit down to eat”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “And what better day than World Vegetarian Day to choose to follow in their great example and go meat-free – for your health, the planet and animals, too?”
In addition to helping save approximately 100 animals a year from the horrors of the slaughterhouse, vegans and vegetarians are less prone to developing cancer, obesity and diabetes than meat-eaters are. They also have a lower carbon footprint. These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people (including 20 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, according to the research group Mintel) have chosen to ditch animal-derived foods.