Russel Simmons uses twitter to promote peace.
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Long-time vegan, yogi and fashion and entertainment guru, Russell Simmons, is not shy about his commitment to cruelty-free living, and his tweet yesterday proves just how seriously he is taking it. The entrepreneur tweeted:


There’s no doubt Simmons treats his body as a temple, but he isn’t just vegan to honor his physique. When asked by Eatocracy why he turned to veganism without being raised plant-based, he said, “Fifteen billion farm animals are born into suffering. You want to cause less harm, which is the very first thing in the Yogi scripture. There are eight different parts of the practice, and the first part is the social laws – and the first thing is not harming.”

Simmons added, “You know that all the oil, a lot of the oil the army doesn’t take up, goes to making that food you eat, a lot of the grain, a lot of the water. The grain is causing more global warming over all the trains, planes and automobiles put together – and the worst Karmic disaster in the history of human kind. All those things put together – and it makes you sick. After all that, maybe you can decide not to on your own.”

The hip hop mogul is clearly concerned about the welfare of animals and the planet, but he aims to practice non-violence in all areas of his life. Perhaps he is extending this yogic principal to create a peaceful coexistence between vegans and non-vegans that will, in the end, create greater, more sustainable changes.

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About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at for a free health consultation today!

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