Thom Yorke – Radiohead
Thom Yorke is the vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for British alt-rock band Radiohead.
Thom is a keen activist for human rights, animal rights and environmental issues.
According to the man himself, he went vegetarian for a triad of reasons: after hearing “Meat is Murder” by The Smiths, to improve his health and to impress a girl. Whether he is vegan or not is up for debate as in 2015 he referred to himself as a vegetarian.1Oremiatzki, Y. 2015. Thom Yorke and George Monbiot : “We have to prepare for the inevitable failure of COP21”. Telerama. Available: https://www.telerama.fr/monde/thom-yorke-and-george-monbiot-we-have-to-prepare-for-the-inevitable-failure-of-cop21,134497.php [Accessed 25 March 2021]. But for now, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.
“There is enough suffering in the world and if you choose to physically ingest it, then you should at least be aware of what you’re doing rather than assuming that that’s your right as a human being to do it.”2Animal Aid. 2005. THOM YORKE OF RADIOHEAD ON WHY VEGGIE IS BEST. Available: https://web.archive.org/web/20150523170219/http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_veggie/ALL/791// [Accessed 25 March 2021].