October 1 is World Vegetarian day, so here's a bunch of celebs who prefer salad to a steak

Today is the day that veggies all over the world can celebrate living a meat-free life. If you’re veggie, you’re in good company – below is a selection of just nine of the veggie celebs out there.

1. Ellie Goulding

Ellie told her Instagram followers she was a veggie earlier this year. ‘I am a vegetarian (in case you didn’t know), I feel healthy and happier than ever before. My body is grateful,’ she wrote.

2. Russell Brand

Russell turned veggie at 14, after watching a documentary about the meat industry. He’s previously revealed that, even when addicted to heroin, he never lapsed and ate meat. That’s dedication.

3. Peter Dinklage

Pete’s reason for not eating meat just shows what a lovely bloke he is. ‘I like animals – all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog, or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian,’ he said.

4. Miley Cyrus

Miley was voted PETA’s sexiest veggie earlier this year – but that doesn’t mean she can’t dress up as an animal. Look at our gallery to see her wearing some piggy headgear.

5. Gwen Stefani

Gwen said in a 2012 interview that she followed a vegan diet and worked out three times a week to stay in shape. It’s certainly working – she looks fab!

6. The Williams sisters

Tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams are both vegan. Venus suffers from a rare disorder called Sjogren’s Syndrome, and was recommended a raw vegan diet by a doctor. Her sister Serena promptly went vegan in support. That’s sisterly love!

7. Brad Pitt

Brad is a passionate advocate of animal rights, and is said to disapprove of his wife Angelina Jolie and their kids eating meat dishes. We bet their mealtimes are fun…

8. Tobey Maguire

Tobey is a veggie simply because the thought of eating meat ‘bums him out’. ‘I’ve never had any desire to eat meat. I don’t judge people who eat meat, but the whole thing just sort of bums me out,’ he said.

9. Jared Leto

‘I respect the environment and do my best to spread the importance of the issue,’ Jared said, in a previous interview. He compliments his vegan diet with yoga, and we have to say, it’s working wonders for him!