Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has recently confirmed via Twitter that he has been a strict vegan for the past year.
Today marks 1 year on a strict, plant-based diet. Never felt better. Never felt more love for animals. Never felt better about my impact on the environment. Luckily, it’s never been easier to be on this diet. ✌🏻💚
— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) July 15, 2018
When asked by a fan why he decided to go vegan, he explained:
“It started for selfish reasons. My own health.”
“Then the more I got into it, the more I learned about how awful the factory farming system is for the animals, and most importantly, the planet we’re all supposed to live on.”
Before the announcement, the 31-year-old musician had been using Twitter to promote animal rights and animal activism.
Sharing a video by The Humane League featuring pigs on their way to slaughter, he wrote; “This hurts me”.
He has also shared videos by PETA and The Dodo.