St Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity. He is thought to have been vegetarian and believed in treating animals with compassion.

John Wesley

John Wesley preaching to native American Indians | Credit: Wellcome Library, London

John Wesley was an Anglican divine and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism.

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham was a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism. He was also vegetarian.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

Albert Einstein

Nobel Prize winner regarded as the father of modern physics & the most influential physicist of the 20th century. He was also a firm believer in animal rights.