205 Creative Vegan Instagram Captions & Quotes

Updated: January 19th, 2023

Jaw-dropping pictures aren't the only way to generate social media engagement.

Instagram captions, while frequently overlooked, are a powerful tool that may make or break your post.

Some businesses continue to put much too much emphasis on Instagram photos rather than captions.

Great Instagram captions have the power to offer even more insight to the post, potentially boosting engagement, bio visits, and click-throughs.

In this article, we've provided you with 205 Instagram caption ideas for Vegans. Additionally, we walk you through the 5 easy-to-follow tips on how to create a great Instagram caption.

Here they are:

Cute Vegan Instagram Captions & Quotes

  • "I could never go vegan" said almost every vegan before going vegan.
  • “Vegan- Because it’s a powerful steo we can take in making this world a more peaceful place.”
  • “The vegan lifestyle is a compassionate way to live that supports life, supports fairness and equality, and promotes freedom.”
  • “Personal purity isn’t really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse – and persuading others not to support it – is.”
  • “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” – Hippocrates
  • “Auschwitz begins whenever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: They are only animals.”
  • “Vegan is not about being perfect. It is about doing the least harm and the most good.”
  • “No animals needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good.”
  • “Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That’s powerful.”
  • “The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all-natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of “real food for real people,” you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.”
  • “I’ve been a vegan for two years … I’m motivating people to do something about how we are living on this planet. We have to be about making our planet greener, the urban areas more sustainable for the children. We can’t just talk about it, we have to be about it.”
  • Don’t do nothing just because you can’t do everything.
  • “The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom.”
  • “Being vegan is a glorious adventure. It touches every aspect of my life – my relationships, how I relate to the world.”
  • “Basically, the reason I’m vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don’t need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly.”
  • “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; the lion shall eat straw like an ox; but the serpent—its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain.”
  • “Earth was created for all of us, not some of us.” – Anthony Douglas Williams
  • “If you think that being vegan is difficult, imagine being a factory farmed animal.” – Davegan Raza
  • “Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don’t align with my values.”
  • “Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it’s not acceptable.”
  • “Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal.”
  • Junk food satisfies you for a minute. Healthy food satisfies you for life.
  • “The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.”
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
  • “The concept that you are not ingesting rotting flesh sort of sums it up for me.”
  • “But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine … Then Daniel asked … ‘Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.’ … At the end of ten days, it was observed that they appeared better and fatter than all the young men who had been eating the royal rations.”
  • “I wouldn’t touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it. You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can’t figure out how to make into a belt!”
  • “Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
  • The most difficult part of being vegan is waking up at 5 am to milk the almonds.
  • “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” – Joaquin Phoenix
  • “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”
  • “I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat. It is only some carnivorous animals that have to subsist on flesh.
  • “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use.” — Joseph Poore to The Guardian about his University of Oxford study.
  • “If you can live happily and healthily without harming animals then why wouldn’t you?”
  • “Every person I have met who has gone vegan says it is the best decision they have ever made.”
  • “Be the voice of those who can’t say …..’stop.’ Who can’t say ‘that hurts.’ Who can’t say ‘I’m so afraid to die.’ Be the voice of the animals!”
  • “Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
  • “If you think eating meat is just a personal choice, you are forgetting someone.”
  • “We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.”
  • “Animals don’t have a voice, but I do. A loud one. A big f*@%’ing mouth. My voice is for them. And I’ll never shut up while they suffer.”
  • “If you really care about animals, then stop trying to figure out how to exploit them ‘compassionately’. Just stop exploiting them.”
  • "Vegan food is soul food in its purest form." -Erykah Badu
  • “My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • “After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do.”
  • “We all love animals. Why do we call some “pets” and others “dinner?”
  • “Vegan is just pure love. Love for animals, love for the planet, and love for yourself.”
  • “It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”- Roy E. Disney
  • “We don’t ‘crave’ animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs, but we do crave fat, salt, flavor, texture, and familiarity.”
  • “Life is too short to make others shorter.” – Chris Hannah (Propagandhi)
  • “As I improved my diet, I started to learn to love myself, probably for the first time ever.”
  • “ Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species. “

Short Vegan Instagram Captions & Quotes

  • This is just the beginning!
  • Vegetarian taste better
  • Happiness is finding out there's a vegan option.
  • Peace, love, vegan.
  • “Thou shalt not kill.”
  • You say treehugger like it’s a bad thing!
  • Feed me vegan food and I'm yours.
  • Damn it feels good to be vegan.
  • “All we are saying, is give peas a chance…”
  • “Earth was created for all of us, not some of us.”
  • Live green and go green
  • Leave meat, change your life
  • Vegan and loving it!
  • Spread hummus, not hate.
  • I’m proud to be a vegetarian
  • Peace, love, vegan.
  • Kill bad vibes, not animals.
  • “Cows scream louder than carrots.”
  • “If you can be anything, be kind.”
  • “ A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast.”
  • Friends, not food!
  • Don't hurt animals. It's not cool.
  • This is just the veganning!
  • Don’t hurt animals. It’s not cool.
  • “Love animals, eat plants”
  • “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”
  • Being vegan is in my roots.
  • “You can’t do anything violent humanely.”
  • Keep calm and vegan on
  • Hug a vegetarian
  • “Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends.”
  • Vegetarian, no blood on my hands
  • Vegan food is soul food in its purest form.
  • My body is a temple, not a tomb.
  • Eat veggies, not buddies.
  • You say treehugger like it's a bad thing!
  • Eat veggies, not buddies.
  • Damn it feels good to be vegan.
  • My body is a temple, not a tomb.
  • Love animals, eat plants
  • Life is better when you're vegan.
  • Feed it, don’t eat it
  • “I think; therefore I’m vegan”
  • Friends, not food!
  • “My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.”
  • “Veganism is not a sacrifice, it’s a joy.”
  • “Embrace compassion without exception.”
  • Kill bad vibes, not animals.
  • Being vegan is in my roots.
  • “Animals are not ingredients.”
  • Vegan and loving it!
  • “Humane slaughter is an oxymoron”

Cool Vegan Instagram Captions & Quotes

  • Animals love me–plants fear me
  • “How can you eat anything with eyes?”
  • “Meat is murder”
  • “Be kind to every kind”
  • “Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures.”
  • “The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men.”
  • “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.”
  • Vegan - because I'm the change I wish to see in the world.
  • “Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh.”
  • “If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.”
  • “I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.”
  • “Years of cultural programming have taught us to love some animals while eating others, when in all reality, all animals are sentient beings with the capacity to feel, both physically and emotionally.”
  • “Every living creature has the right to live ethically.” – Dirk Verbeuren
  • “Being vegan is not always easy and accessible. But it’s a way of life and makes me as a person feel really good and physically look better.”
  • “We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.”
  • “Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality. Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man.
  • “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”
  • “I don’t normally get into this, but I’m a vegan. And I try not to, well, I don’t want to torture anything. I guess it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. … While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.”
  • “Nobody can possibly be so hungry that they need to take a life in order to feel satisfied-they don’t after all, take a human life, so why take the life of an animal? Both are conscious beings with the same determination to survive. It is a habit, and laziness, and nothing else.”
  • “When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.”
  • “If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat.”
  • “For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I’m doing the right thing by the animals.”
  • “Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.”
  • “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
  • “Animals are my friends. And I don’t eat my friends.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.”
  • “I am grateful to realize that my desires do not entitle me to add to another’s suffering.” – Zoe Weil
  • “I don’t need anyone to die for me to live a very happy and successful life.” — Derek Sarno, to Plant Based News
  • I could never go vegan” said almost every vegan before going vegan.
  • “I’m an animal rights activist because I believe we won’t have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do.“
  • “When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry.”
  • I just want to drink green smoothies and eat vegan food and save animals.
  • “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
  • “There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.”
  • Vegan – because I’m the change I wish to see in the world.
  • “I’m a proud vegan, whistleblower, and animal rights activist.”
  • “I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.” – Russell Brand
  • “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”
  • “I just can't go on in my life knowing what's going on in the animal world and … not doing anything about it.” — Billie Eilish, to Insider
  • “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
  • “Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do.”
  • “I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. It is tricky dining out, but I just stick to what I know – veggies, fruit, and salad – then when I get home I’ll have something else.”
  • “Behind every beautiful fur coat, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  • “I won’t eat anything that has intelligent life, but I’d gladly eat a network executive or a politician.”
  • “I can’t think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.” – Alicia Silverstone
  • “When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that.”
  • “He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens when they cry.”
  • “I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.” – Russell Brand
  • “If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.”
  • “As custodians of the planet, it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.”

Funny Vegan Instagram Captions & Quotes

  • “I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety.”
  • “The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
  • “Vegan: A person who has the crazy idea that animals shouldn’t suffer.”
  • “Just because we can doesn’t mean we should. Just because we always have doesn’t mean we always have to. Once we know better, we should choose better.” — Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • “It’s pretty amazing to wake up every morning, knowing that every decision I make is to cause as little harm as possible. It’s a pretty fantastic way to live.”
  • “Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”
  • “Saving one animal won’t change the world. But it’ll change the world for that one animal.”
  • “Even as a junkie I stayed true to vegetarianism – ‘I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger.’ What a sexy little paradox.”
  • “We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets’ and others ‘dinner?’” – K.D. Lang
  • “The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest.”
  • “We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet – for the sake of hamburgers.”
  • “I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
  • “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”
  • “If you can’t stand watching it being produced, you shouldn’t be eating it.”
  • “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.”
  • “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence a lot of mankind.”
  • “The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.”
  • “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.”
  • “Everyone has to find what is right for them, and it is different for everyone. Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating.
  • “How long will the land mourn, and the grass of every field wither? For the wickedness of those who live in it the animals and the birds are swept away, and because people said, ‘He is blind to our ways.’”
  • “You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.”
  • “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”
  • “Being vegan doesn’t make you a stronger, better athlete. But it allows you to make yourself a stronger, better athlete.”
  • "Don't do nothing just because you can't do everything." -Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • “Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’?”
  • “No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good.” – Howard Lynan
  • “Deliberate cruelty to our defenseless and beautiful little cousins is surely one of the meanest and most detestable vices of which a human being can be guilty.”
  • “The horse and the cow, the rabbit and the cat, the deer, and the hare, the pheasant and the lark, please us better as friends than as meat.”
  • “I’m a vegan. I respect the environment, and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue.”
  • “People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.”
  • “I’ve been vegan for about 10 and a half years. It’s been all good. I’m obviously much healthier.”
  • “We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.”
  • “I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.”
  • “The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man.” – Charles Darwi
  • “I don’t normally get into this, but I’m a vegan. And I try not to, well, I don’t want to torture anything. I guess it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. … While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.”
  • “If you think that being vegan is difficult, imagine being a factory farmed animal.”
  • “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”
  • “Human beings have capitalized on the silence of animals, just as certain human beings have historically imposed silence on certain other human beings by denying slaves the right to literacy, denying women the right to own property, and denying both the right to vote.”
  • “I can’t think if anything that makes me happier than seeing an animal’s contentment, witnessing a creature allowed to be who he wants to be in the world – and at peace. It’s a thing of beauty.”
  • “There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture.”
  • Junk food satisfies you for a minute. Healthy food satisfies you for life.
  • “The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man.”
  • Accidentally smiled at someone again today because I was thinking about hummus.
  • “I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit and vegetables.”
  • “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?”
  • “But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.”
  • “The righteous know the needs of their animals, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.”
  • “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you.”
  • “Choose a compassionate frame of mind. Always choose love. Always be kind.”
  • “Some of us have lots of choices, while some have none at all. Those with the most power have the most responsibility. And most of us can do something. So, what will you do?” — Greta Thunberg, in a short film made with Mercy for Animals

Learn more about starting a vegan restaurant:

Where to start?

-> How to start a vegan restaurant?
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-> Pros and cons of a vegan restaurant

Need inspiration?

-> Other vegan restaurant success stories
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-> Vegan restaurant names
-> Vegan restaurant Instagram bios

Other resources

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5 Tips For Creating A Great Instagram Caption

1. Write several drafts first

Make at least three different Instagram caption drafts.

This will allow you to edit, proofread, and compare your captions side by side to see which one has the most effect.

Your first draft will almost never be selected as the best option, which is why you should set aside enough time to write several.

2. Front-load the most important information

The 2,200-characters limit for Instagram captions is mostly a formality. However, it's worth noting that ig captions are cut off in users’ feeds to around 140 characters.

This doesn't mean you must make your insta captions extremely short so people can see everything without clicking "more."

Instead, frontload your captions with the most important sentence or calls-to-action, and save any @mentions, hashtags, or other unimportant information for the end.


3. Include a strong call to action

The most effective way to maximize the possibility for your Instagram post to get shared and improve engagement is to include a call to action in the captions.

Instead of passively scrolling through, you should use action verbs to encourage people to take action.

Here are some exåmples:

  • Visit the link in bio to learn more
  • Share your experience in the comments
  • Enter by liking this photo and signing up for our monthly newsletter


4. Limit yourself to 3-4 hashtags

A hashtag on Instagram works the same way it does on Twitter and Facebook: it unites the conversations of many users into a single stream.

Anyone who searches for that hashtag on Instagram may see your Insta post if your account is public.

However, you should use hashtags sparingly. As a means to get more followers, some Instagram users add a string of searchable hashtags.

Too many hashtags can come off spammy to your existing followers. Limit yourself to three or four hashtags at most.


5. Use emojis and have fun with them.

Add some emojis to spice up your insta captions and make them more appealing.

Emojis added at the end of sentences or paragraphs may act as "bookends," visually breaking up long strings of text.

You can also use emojis to encourage readers to take action, such as clicking the link in the bio.

If you're going to use emojis, make sure they match your tone of voice and identity. You don't want to use too many emojis at once, particularly in the same caption.


Final Thoughts

Good Instagram captions take your content to new heights.

Remember not to rush your copywriting and to evaluate the success of your efforts so that you can use objective benchmarks to figure out what works.

Your content will go far if you combine a beautiful photo with a great Instagram caption.

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I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.