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  • 25
  • Jul

This Veggie Athlete Is Tipped for Commonwealth Games Success

This week, thousands of athletes from 71 countries around the world have gathered to test their prowess at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
James Willstrop PETA

Among them is England squash player James Willstrop, who is playing in the men’s singles and doubles competitions this year. A former world number one, James can also boast of holding a gold medal in compassion, thanks to his vegetarian diet!

We caught up with him ahead of this year’s games in Glasgow.

What inspired you to go vegetarian?

I saw videos of animal slaughter, and it was … Read more.


  • 08
  • Oct

Vegetarian Athlete James Willstrop Competes in Delhi

Top British squash player James Willstrop is hoping to go one better in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi after coming in a close second in the ROWE British Grand Prix – the biggest squash event in Europe. James previously starred in PETA’s “Squash Obesity – Go Vegetarian!” ad, and he’s a high-profile example of a leading athlete who knows that going vegetarian benefits both one’s sporting performance and animals.

In an interview with PETA, James said, “Meat has no place in a professional athlete’s diet. Since I stopped eating meat, … Read more.