Reading Time: 2 minutes 97-year-old vegan Anne Evers (Photo: Anne Evers)
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A 97-year-old vegan has said it’s never too late to make a change.

Anne Evers ditched animal products when she was 95, after watching the documentary What the Health. According to Evers, until then, she had eaten the ‘standard American diet’ since birth.

What the Health opened her eyes to what she describes as the ‘ extremely negative health, environmental and ethical impacts of animal agriculture’ – leading her to adopt veganism.

Choose vegan

“Do I wish I found this information sooner?” she wrote on social media. “Yes. But once I got it, I made the change and now I’m passionate about spreading the truth.

“We do not need to consume animal products to survive therefore we have no right to kill another sentient being and contribute to the destruction of our planet in the process.

“The health benefits are just an added bonus. Choose VEGAN. For the people. For the planet. For the animals. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO MAKE A CHANGE.”

Never go back

Evers has also spoken about how she will never go back to eating animals. In an interview with The Standard, Evers – who says she feels ‘wonderful’ as a result of her diet – listed some of the benefits of plant-based eating. “I have more energy, I feel lighter and less inflamed, my skin is more clear and I’m moving around better. I definitely think it’s keeping me healthier as I age,” she said.

She also discussed the environmental and ethical benefits of veganism, talking about the harmful emissions and animal agriculture as well as the social perceptions that make many people love their companion animals but eat others.

“I want the future generations to have a healthy planet and after learning about the impact animal agriculture has, I felt it was my duty to adopt a vegan diet and encourage others to as well,” she said.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.