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Grace Slick (b.1939)

Grace Slick (born Grace Barnett Wing on October 30, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter, who was one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship, and was a solo artist, for nearly three decades, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. Slick was an important figure in the 1960s psychedelic rock genre, and is known for her witty, often acid-tongued, thought-provoking lyrics.

photo right from the mid 60s

from August 4, 1999 :

Grace Slick, Flower Power's original poster girl, has decided to celebrate Woodstock's 30th by promoting vegetarianism in a new advertisement from PETA.

Slick is a longtime PETA member. Last year, she donated a percentage of royalties from her classic song "White Rabbit" to PETA's campaign against Procter & Gamble's use of rabbits and other animals in product testing.

from USA Today, 2001:

Grace Slick rocks the world of meat - As lead singer for Jefferson Starship, Grace Slick survived on a diet of rock and roll excess. But these days she's down-to-earth, food-wise: She's a vegan.

"I'm in good health and people want to know what I do to be this way. Vegetarian is a slippery word," says Slick, who also sang for Starship's earlier incarnation, Jefferson Airplane. "I don't eat cheese, I don't eat duck — the point is I'm vegan."

from (no dates or sources given):

It takes a little work to be a vegan, but now it's really possible to have tasty stuff and it's better for you. I say the best test is go as far as you can and see how you feel. Personally, I feel great.

You can't make people change, but the organizers of WorldFest hope that people consider being vegetarian for both moral and health reasons.

I am not strict vegan, because I'm a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs, I'll have it.

I take some vitamins, but I'm careful because they can be bad for the liver. I fall down all the time because I'm such a klutz but I have never broken a bone and I don't eat milk or cheese ever. I like tofu cheese and soymilk in my coffee and cereal.

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.


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