Acclaimed actor Paul Higgins gave up meat from his diet 30 years ago. Now, he is an official ambassador for the world’s first vegan charity…
Acclaimed actor and writer Paul Higgins has become an official ambassador for The Vegan Society.
The Line of Duty star ditched meat from his diet 30 years ago, and has long used his platform to advocate animal rights.
In 2018, Higgins won Celebrity Mastermind in aid of The Vegan Society and served as a co-opted trustee of the charity in 2021 and 2022.
Paul Higgins on veganism
“I can’t say I loved animals,” the celeb in a statement.
“I’ve never been very comfortable around them, never had pets, to the annoyance of my children. I certainly was not sentimental about them.
“But, I recognised that pigs, cows and sheep are fellow mammals and I knew that I didn’t want to be imprisoned or beaten or have my children taken away – to who knows what fate? Better not to know.”
The Line of Duty star ditched meat from his diet 30 years ago, and won Celebrity Mastermind in aid of The Vegan Society in 2018. Photo © Vegan Food & Living
‘Dedication to the vegan cause’
Moreover, The Vegan Society CEO Steve Hamon said he was ‘thrilled’ to have Higgins on board as an ambassador.
“His history of supporting and working with us illustrates his dedication to the vegan cause and his commitment to educating people on the importance of a vegan lifestyle,” he added.
“We’re privileged to be supported by a number of prominent vegans. And, we’re grateful that they use their platform to speak out for the animals.”
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Featured image: Paul Higgins via Twitter