Despite his immense success as a musician, Bryan Adams is a little less famous for his compassion and advocating for animals rights.
Bryan Adams has been vegan for past 17 years; he completely stopped eating animals in 1989 and still persists in vegan lifestyle. He used his knowledge about advantages of vegan diet, subtleness, and high ethics in the best way possible: he convinced his mother, brother and his band to switch to vegetarianism.
Bryan Adams stands strongly against cruel animal pratices, such as: animals caged in small pens, such as animals in zoos, circuses or rodeos; and factory farming, such as hens in battery cages, pigs in cramped stalls, and cattle feedlots. When he was asked about the particular area of animal exploitation that he finds particularly disturbing he answered: "Supermarkets. It's too easy for people to just pick up a piece of meat and have no idea that it was a living animal at one time."
Bryan claims that his health is much better after switching to vegan diet. He cured himself of many allergies that he thought were with him for his whole life, he never had a weight problem and he says that he definitely has more energy than most people he knows.
He believes that the greatest gift is to have the choice to eat meat or not, and he wishes that he himself had had that choice as a child. But he has the knowledge now and one simple message about veganism and animal rights - if you love animals; don't eat them.
Bryan Adams does more than veganism to help animals. In the mid 90's he campaigned for the southern Antarctic Whale Sanctuary. 500,000 postcards were given out on his tour asking people to write to different heads of state to vote for the sanctuary. Right now he joined Sadie Frost in PETA campaign against fur: 'I'm strongly against fur and all other forms of animal exploitation. I'm against the slaughter of any living being whether it was seal, cow, dog or some other animal.'
His continual involvement in campaigns against animal cruelty and environmental apathy continued in a recent campaign in Dec 07, again teaming up with Peta, to write to the KFC CEO outlining a desperate need for change in their cruel practices. He wrote:
"If you could dramatically improve the lives and deaths of the birds who end up in KFC Canada’s buckets by adopting basic recommendations…then why not do it?".
(Main text adapted from 'Animal Rights Croatia')