Ciaran Austin

Ciaran Austin



How long have you been vegan?

I have been vegan for around two and a half years.

What’s the most important reason for you to be vegan?

Initially, I was motivated by environmental reasons but as I’ve learnt more about the meat/dairy industries over the past couple of years I would say that my most important reason is to avoid harming & exploiting animals.

What are some of your main musical influences?

I’m influenced by a wide range of music – some of my favourite artists include Bon Iver, Frank Ocean & Kanye West.

Who is your favourite current vegan personality/celebrity/activist, and why?

In terms of a favourite famous artist I would say Stevie Wonder as I love his music. And other vegans I’m inspired by include James Aspey, Earthling Ed, Tim Shieff, Klaus from Plant Based News & Avant Garde Vegan as well as many more.

If you could pick one musician to go vegan, who would it be? Don’t forget to include why!

Let’s go with Kanye West – his music has always been forward-thinking & has pushed the boundaries so it’d be cool if this tied in with him being vegan.

Whats your message to people thinking about going vegan?

Going vegan is one of the best things I’ve ever done. There have been so many benefits; my health and overall fitness have improved and I feel more connected to nature & animals, as well as believing that my actions are more aligned with my morals. The myths & misconceptions you might hear about veganism are not true at all – if you were curious I would say just try it for a few weeks & see how good you feel!!

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