Jane May Graves

Actress, Model, Entrepreneur, Creator of Lady Bug Jane

SS: What made you go vegan and why?

JMG: I have always had an intuitive feeling to be vegan, however it wasn’t supported while I was growing up. People were always asking me, “ where do you get your protein?” but I didn’t know what to say at the time. When I was in college and a competitive runner I started researching about nutrition, the environment and animal rights. I never looked back. Now I know what to say and the science behind it. I recommend reading the booked, “ The China Study” – a clear correlation between eating animal products and disease.

SS: Has it been difficult for you? If yes what was difficult and did it get easier?

JMG: Not really. I’ve never had a real affinity for eating animal products. It’s pretty easy living in California where there are so many vegan restaurant and choices.

SS: What are some animal rights related things that you participate in?

JMG: I am so excited to be involved in this year’s Fluff ball event. The Fluffball is an annual charity event supporting Best Friends Animal Society. SS: What are your favorite animal rights organizations? JMG: Fluff ball, of course, and PETA.

SS: What would you say to somebody who is considering going vegan?

JMG: It’s really important to do research and learn about it first. Find out why it’s important to you.

SS: Do you have any memories that stand out in your mind about someone saving an animal? Or relating to an animal in a unique way?

JMG: My grandparents lived on a farm down the street, so I grew up around a lot of animals. I had two chickens and they would follow me to the bus stop and wait for me to get home. I was quite embarrassed about it for a while, but reflecting back on it, it’s pretty darn special! I also watched the birth of a calf when I was 5. The calf almost died, but thankfully it was saved by the owner’s loving care.