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Steve-O's Path to Veganism

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Posted June 22, 2011 by peta2 staff

Ever wonder what persuaded self-described “professional idiot” Steve-O to adopt a vegan diet? Believe it or not, it was a religious experience.

“I heard a Krishna Consciousness guy in a YouTube video ask ‘How can you expect to be saved if you eat meat?’ I became terrified of having to ‘answer’ for all of the suffering that I was causing for animals and immediately stopped eating meat …,” wrote Steve-O in a recent posting on his blog.

A few weeks later, with the help of his friend, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O kicked his drug habit and started to realize how much better he was feeling. Gradually, he stopped eating eggs and fish, and finally he bought what he calls an “experimental carton of soy milk,” which convinced him to abandon all animal products.

Since then, Steve-O has put his money where his mouth is, speaking out in defense of frogs who are killed for classroom dissections, lonely elephants in zoos and circuses, and animals who are killed for their fur. He even walked out of a diabetes fundraiser when he learned that meat was on the menu.

“I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems.”

Inspired to go vegan if you haven’t already? E-mail peta2@peta2.com to order a Vegetarian Starter Kit today!

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  • 1471 days ago

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    Great Steve-O! :)

  • 1471 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Steve-O rooooocks! Love him!

  • 1471 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    he is just great =)

  • 1471 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love him! He is so awesome! I bet he feels bad for his friend Ryan :(

  • 1471 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4KvQ0e2oZI

    He’s come a long way then?

    • 1471 days ago

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      yeah, that’s what I’ve always wondered. Cause I’ve always seen videos and shows where he’s eating junk like that. Maybe he’s changed, who knows

  • 1471 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love you Steve-O!!! So please dont die like Ryan Dunn! We need you for the animals!!!! ^_^

  • 1471 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I LOVE STEVE-O!!!!!!

  • 1471 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Good job Steve-O!

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