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A long time vegetarian and friend to animals

A long time vegetarian and friend to animals

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About Steve Jobs

In Memory of Steve Jobs

The late Steve Jobs may have been known for his signature black turtleneck, but it is for his green diet that he probably will be most fondly remembered by peoplewho care about animals. The Apple cofounder, who died yesterday, was a vegetarian and a longtime health advocate who reportedly once handed out containers of carrot juice at Halloween.

We remember Jobs for so many innovative ideas, including Apple's iPhoto facial recognition software, which recognizes the faces of cats in addition to those of humans, reflecting the importance of companion animals in our homes and hearts. PETA also recently recognized Jobs for what he didn't do: He refused to sell a gruesome app on Apple's app store called iSealClub—which involved, as the name suggests, bashing cartoon seals over the head with clubs.

Let's also not forget that Jobs' Pixar film studio created heartwarming and thought-provoking movies about unlikely animal heroes, such as A Bug's Life and Finding Nemo, and he ended Disney's 10-year agreement with McDonald's to promote its films with movie-themed toys in Happy Meals after the entertainment giant merged with Pixar. As the vegetarian sharks in Finding Nemo said, "Fish are friends, not food." Finding Nemo's fish-friendly theme earned Pixar an award from PETA, as did Jobs' other accomplishments that helped change animals' lives for the better. And if his movies or his lifestyle inspired even one person to become a vegetarian, he no doubt saved hundreds of animals' lives, and for that we thank him.

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MaryAnn Smith
Thu, Oct 06, 2011
Thank you for standing up for what is right and humane for people and animals. You will be missed.

NancyLou
Thu, Oct 06, 2011
One of the world's greatest Individuals. He is sadly missed

Cheryl S.
Thu, Oct 06, 2011
Well done, Steve. Well done. We will miss you.

Encina Veterinary Hospital, California
Thu, Oct 06, 2011
Thank you Steve for all the great work you have done through technology and always standing up for what you believe in. You will be greatly missed and always remembered <3

Taylor
Thu, Oct 06, 2011
Steve has played a tremendous role in shaping modern society. He will truly live on forever.

Michelle
Thu, Oct 06, 2011
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do" - Steve Jobs

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