If you envision a vegan as pale and malnourished and wearing flood
pants, think again. From B.C., we have Bif Naked, Pamela Anderson and
hunky triathlete champion Brendan Brazier — poster people for sexy and
Further afield, there’s businesswoman Belinda Stronach, Avril Lavigne
and k.d. Lang. And consider the ultimate poster boy — Brad Pitt.
(Partner Angelina Jolie is a lapsed vegan.)
Although the vegan population is small (surveys suggest under two per
cent), it’s a fast-growing segment. In New Westminster, Karmavore, a
totally vegan grocery and lifestyle store as well as deli, café and
bakery, signifies fast-changing times in the vegan world.
Owner Salim Jamal stopped eating meat and fish when he was 12 years
old. “In Grade 7, I did a debate on vivisection and had to watch a lot
of video. It opened my eyes to animal exploitation,” he says. “I
didn’t want to contribute to that any more.” Ten years later, he took
the next step, becoming a vegan, and has been animal-product free for
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