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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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Sat, May 19, 2012
Thank you, Steve for everything you have given me the opportunity to experience. I have learned so much about saving animals and becoming vegan from apps launched for your products. You were an outstanding human being and will always be remembered.

Ashley S.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012
I have never heard of Steve Jobs, but he made amazing movies such as "A Bug's Life" and "Finding Nemo." He is an vegetarian and a friend to animals. He will be missed, but he will always be remembered.

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
We all will miss You, Steve...

Courtney Darnes
Sun, Jan 29, 2012
Awesome, intelligent, and inspiring man. Never even had the opportunity to see you from afar but you've touched many lives. Rest in peace.

Claudia Bordin Campbell
Fri, Jan 06, 2012
The loss of you as an outstanding human being as well as that of an extraordinary mind will be an imense loss to mankind. Your steadfast resolution being a vegetarian brought great awareness of the plight of animal suffering and the global impact of eating animals has to our planet. You always stood for the best and did not let "the media" or others sway your vision, beliefs and goals. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for all you did your our world.

marda de wet
Fri, Dec 30, 2011
Steve Jobs, you are truly missed. Your vision and genius gave so much to the world. Sometimes we feel that we cannot do without him. Many years from now, he will still be regarded as the Edison or Einstein of his generation and his compassionate views on animals will be seen as perhaps one of his greatest achievement. We miss you Steve, Come back soon!

Michael Hayward
Sat, Dec 24, 2011
Thanks Steve for all you did. Your products brighten my every day. Your passion and compassion sets a great example for us all. May you rest in peace.

Michael Meehan
Fri, Dec 16, 2011

Fri, Dec 16, 2011
Steve Jobs = Great man in all aspects of life!!
Bless him!

Nancy Neumann
Sun, Oct 16, 2011

Fri, Oct 14, 2011
Rest in Peace Steve. What a Life that you lived. A Role Model, successful and a great Human Being, Entrepreneur, technology and designm, marketing genius. Avid animal lover. Wish a life like yours. May you rest in peace Sir.

Thu, Oct 13, 2011
You seemed "all right". I wish you a happy journey wherever you may be!

Thu, Oct 13, 2011
You will be missed, dear Steve. Thank you for your committment and for making the world a better place...also for non-human animals :)

Sabine Caldwell
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
Steve Jobs made a positive impact on our society and on the lives of animals. His legacy is one of which he and his family can be proud. What kind of world could we have if more leaders would embrace his values? It hurts when the good die young. Thanks to Steve, and to his family for the sacrifices they undoubtedly made, in order to share him with us.

Linnaea S.
Sun, Oct 09, 2011
Bless his heart; I didn't know he was a vegetarian. Brilliant man, in so many ways.

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