Jason Momoa Went a Week Without Meat

I applaud his effort and raising awareness for Earth Week

Mitchell Peterson
7 min readMay 1, 2022


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I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I’ve followed Jason Momoa on social media for a while, even though I’ve never seen any of his work beyond one friend’s shadily downloaded episode of Game of Thrones. But he’s got a lovable-carefree-giant vibe that’s infectious.

And, to be fair, I don’t watch many movies in general. I especially don’t watch anything fantasy, sci-fi, or unrealistic and absolutely despise the superhero genre — but that’s a separate piece — and those seem to be the types of roles he’s most known for.

Regardless of my taste and his work, he comes across as real. I dig the long hair, heavy metal, slightly hippy, super-fit-yet-beer-drinking, loving-life energy he exudes.

Also, since gaining fame and being the lead in massive franchises like Aquaman, he’s been vocal on environmental issues. To combat the incomprehensibly large plastic issue, he started a plastic-free beverage company and advocates for businesses to use aluminum cups instead of plastic.

He protested in Hawaii against the destruction of sacred native land.

And now, he went meat-free for Earth Week.

I applaud his effort and that he’s using his massive platform to raise awareness of these issues.

It is obviously not enough to address the full problem, and I wish he’d throw punches at the underlying issues — mainly capitalism — but it’s a laudable step in the right direction.

…since gaining fame and being the lead in massive franchises like Aquaman, he’s been vocal on environmental issues.

I’ve been plant-based for over eight years, and my mother has been doing the vegan thing for like two decades. I was from rural Michigan and went to a school where students literally could take the first three days of deer hunting season free. Tons of males and females took advantage, and those days in our tiny school were noticeably sparse, the few remaining dudes being soft-beta-nerds like myself.

I hated it and couldn’t understand how they went out and shot an animal. Yet I ate meat.



Mitchell Peterson

Freelance writer who spent nine years outside the US, currently in rural America writing the Substack bestseller 18 Uncles.