Born Theodore F. Leo on September 11, 1970. He is an
American musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has been in
many bands, including Citizens Arrest, Chisel, the Sin Eaters, the
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists.
He also works as a solo performer. In 1993, he graduated from the
University of Notre Dame with a degree in English. You can find his
website at this link.
He has been vegetarian since 1988 and vegan since
1998. He talks about being vegan to
Quotes by Ted Leo:
"Veganism has become less a daily choice
that I make than just me. It's a fundamental part of who I am."
When asked what made him switch from being
vegetarian to vegan, he answered:
"After about ten years of being vegetarian
for a whole host of reasons that people tend to make that
choice, the driving force was that I couldn’t justify not being
vegan. To a certain degree, once I’d made that decision to be a
vegetarian and live with that for ten years, a lot of the less
personal, more political/economic/animal rights reasons didn’t
really justify not being vegan for me. Just seemed like too much
of a half-step."
"The main thing that keeps me vegan is the
question of animal rights. It's the one constant that is always
at the core of it all for me. I love animals—what can I say?"
"If you put a little bit of effort into
learning how to eat correctly, you can make it through even the
toughest times. Like touring in Spain—love it to death but it
ain't exactly what you'd call 'veganfriendly.' But again, you
can always figure it out."