“I used to eat meat when I was a little kid, but I didn’t know where it came from, And one day, I cut this piece of meat open, and blood came out of it, and I asked me mother, ‘Where did this come from?’ and she said, ‘From animals,’ and that was it.”4Blabbermouth. 2009. GEEZER BUTLER: Why I’m A Vegan. Available: https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/geezer-butler-why-i-m-a-vegan/ [Accessed 17 March 2021].
Geezer Butler – Black Sabbath
Geezer Butler is a British musician, known as the bassist and primary lyricist for Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Sabbath. He currently plays bass in Deadland Ritual.
Geezer Butler is the second member of Black Sabbath to be a vegan, along with founding drummer Bill Ward. Some sources say Geezer was raised vegetarian while others state he became vegan at the age of eight, after seeing blood come from a piece of meat.1Peta. 2009. Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler. Video available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ASHXylc-g [Accessed 17 March 2021]. He became vegan in around 1994.2Reesman, B. 2014. Geezer Butler Discusses Veganism, Religion, Politics, Surveillance, and Life Lessons. Available: http://www.bryanreesman.com/2014/03/27/geezer-butler-discusses-veganism-religion-politics-surveillance-and-life-lessons/ [Accessed 17 March 2021]. Geezer is a big fan of cats and campaigned against their declawing.3Grow, K. 2016. ‘Crazy Cat Person’ Geezer Butler Campaigns Against Declawing. Rolling Stone. Available: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/crazy-cat-person-geezer-butler-campaigns-against-declawing-106216/ [Accessed 17 March 2021].