Alec Baldwin is an American actor who has appeared on film, stage and television. He has received two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and six Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In May 2011, Baldwin was diagnosed as prediabetic so began making changes to his lifestyle, including adopting a vegan diet.
Prior to that he’d been a vegetarian according to this quote:
I quit eating beef when I was somewhere between 10 and 13 because we do have cows and I did bottle feed them and stuff like that. They were like my pets. I had an incident one day that made me refuse to eat beef ever, ever again. Later on, my neighbor had pigs, and I thought they were cute, and it just kind of went on and on from there. I phased it out over a period of time. My parents were actually banding calves. I don’t know if you know what that means. I’m not going to explain it to you. … Basically, it was to make them grow bigger so people could eat them, and they were so cute, and it just made me sad.
More recently he found love in the vegan restaurant Pure Food & Wine. He is the narrator of PETA’s Meet Your Meat video. It shows the reality of what goes on in factory farms.