All the Disney princesses have one thing in common: They’re really kind … and kind people just don’t pay for animals to be tortured and killed. ?♀️
We can’t say for certain that these princesses are vegan, but if you look at the clues, it’s highly likely that they are. Case in point:
1. Snow White (From Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
First of all, only a vegan would find an apple from a witch who looks positively ghastly to be that irresistible.
And let’s not overlook that she’s BFF with all forms of woodland creatures.
They even help her clean the house. Animals hate cleaning, so this friendship is deep.
She also persuades the huntsman not to kill her … vegan outreach much? He was literally about to tear her apart with a knife! This girl has had practice.
When everyone thought Snow White was dead, many animals showed up to pay their respects, despite inclement weather.
Animals would not have been sad thinking she died if she were responsible for killing them. So … yeah, Snow White has to be vegan.
2. Jasmine (From Aladdin)
By refusing to marry anyone her dad tries to set her up with, it’s clear that Jasmine has a voice and is NOT afraid to use it. “The law is wrong,” she says. She thinks for herself and doesn’t blindly accept the status quo. Sound like anyone you know … like maybe … a vegan?
Remember when she casually liberated all those birds on their property?
Or how she talks to Raj, her companion tiger, like he’s a person—because he is a person. Jasmine just gets it. (Humans should never interact with tigers IRL, only in cartoons.)
It makes sense that she fell in love with this monkey-loving apple-eater.
She’s def vegan.
3. Ariel (From The Little Mermaid)
Ariel is a woman who understands that fish are, in fact, friends—NOT food.
And she looooves chatting it up with this gull—a bird whose personality most people would find unbearable. But not sweet little Ariel.
Look how she risks it all to save Sebastian—a crab.
She wouldn’t just turn around and eat a different crab, or a different fish, or a different gull … that would be weird. She’s totally vegan.
4. Belle (From Beauty and the Beast)
Belle is constantly reading, and I’m willing to bet that she’s read at least one book on animal rights, considering she’s read every book in the library.
And guess who probably doesn’t wear UGGs:
She also detests Gaston—a hunter.
Look how nice she is to Beast—who looks exactly like an animal. Belle even went so far as to fall in love with him.
If she’s not an advocate for animals, I don’t know who is.
5. Cinderella (From Cinderella)
Cinderella doesn’t really chill with anyone but mice. Mice are her entire life.
If she’s that tight with rodents, surely she understands that pigs, cows, and chickens also deserve respect. And even though she’s really busy being forced to clean the entire house all the time, she still finds time to make clothing for mice. Little tiny clothing. It’s so cute.
Who else but a vegan would make shirts, shoes, and hats for mice? And look—here she is being kind to a dog:
What is she doing, feeding chickens? OMG, such a vegan.
Petting a horse. Typical.
Even her clothes are animal-free. Vegan leather pumps weren’t super-available around this era, so what does Cinderella do? She gets custom-made glass slippers.
Those could not have been comfortable—that’s dedication. And can we talk about the way she rolled up to the ball in a pumpkin?
She’s totally making a statement here: I’m vegan, y’all!
6. Pocahontas (From Pocahontas)
Pocahontas is no stranger to vegan outreach.
She basically spells it out to John Smith that she’s an avid vegan in her “Colors of the Wind” solo—and why he should be, too:
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name
Rocks and trees … like … she’s even more vegan than most vegans.
You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew
Damn, that’s deep. Clearly, Pocahontas knows that nonhuman animals are also individuals with thoughts and personalities—that is, PEOPLE. Here, she’s urging John to try to empathize with them:
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
I’m pretty sure “sunsweet berries of the Earth” are vegan.
The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of ocean dead zones and water pollution … Pocahontas is def not into destroying her beloved brothers.
The heron and the otter are my friends
Nonvegans eat herons, but Pocahontas is friends with them.
How high does the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of Amazon rainforest destruction, as 80,000 acres are cut down each day to make room for raising animals to be killed for food—Pocahontas clearly would not be cool with that.
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind
I mean … this whole song is basically just Pocahontas saying, “Go vegan!”
If you’re kind and forward-thinking—like these women are—the only lifestyle that makes sense for you is a vegan one. Imagine if Ariel went to a lobster boil or Pocahontas hunted animals. It wouldn’t be right.
These movies came out a pretty long time ago—when being vegan wasn’t nearly as convenient as it is now—and these ladies still pulled it off. Today, there’s a vegan version of everything, making a compassionate lifestyle accessible to everyone. Release your inner princess … go vegan.
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