From in the ring and on the track, vegan athletes are proving that people don’t need dairy products and meat to compete. Meat-free athletes include mixed martial arts fighters Jake Shields and Mac Danzig and ultra-endurance racers Rich Roll and Brendan Brazier, amongst many others. And it seems vegan diets are even spreading to cricket pitches.
Peter Siddle, the Australian bowler, has recently ditched meat from his diet: “I did a lot of research, read up on a lot of other athletes and people around the world who live like that, … Read more.
UEFA has taken action to keep football beautiful today by speaking out against the slaughter of a sheep by FC Shakhter Karagandy in a cruel pre-match ritual. Just days after we sent a letter to the UEFA president urging him to take a strong stance against violence towards animals, UEFA has unequivocally condemned the bloodshed!
Here’s UEFA’s sternly worded letter to the Kazakh side:
We were informed that an animal slaughter took place at some point prior to the UEFA Champions League fixture involving FC Shakhter Karagandy and Celtic FC at
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When we heard the disturbing news that a sheep was slaughtered at the stadium of Kazakh football team Shakhter Karagandy ahead of its Champions League match with Celtic on Tuesday, we sprang into action. PETA appealed to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini asking him to ban the ritual slaughter of animals in European football.
UEFA claims to be “forward-looking”, and Platini himself has spoken about its “duty to protect the game, the players and our values”. Those values should certainly include not stabbing animals to death in … Read more.
You’re only as old as you feel, as the saying goes, and record-holding marathon runner Fauja Singh certainly proves that your age needn’t hold you back – the lifelong vegetarian will run the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday, despite having celebrated his 101st birthday last April!
So what’s the secret to Fauja’s awe-inspiring stamina and longevity? A wholesome plant-based diet, which is good for the planet and his own health. “In many parts of the world, people are dying because of starvation, whilst others are dying because of overeating”, he explains. “My … Read more.
Meet PETA supporter and endurance runner Brynjar. After learning about the abuse of animals on factory farms, Brynjar dropped meat, eggs and dairy products from his diet. And how did the switch to a vegan diet affect his athletic abilities? Well, the proof, as they say, is in the (soya) pudding!
No longer bogged down with all the saturated fat and cholesterol found in meat, Brynjar has never been faster than on a vegan diet. For the first time, he was able to complete a half-marathon in less than 95 minutes – … Read more.
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It should hardly come as a surprise that more and more people are choosing to adopt a vegan diet. Many are going vegan because of the violent slaughter of billions of animals every year for their flesh, the devastating impact that producing animal-derived products has on the environment, or the fact that vegans are slimmer and healthier than their carnivorous counterparts. But the news that notorious heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson has decided to ditch meat, eggs and dairy products still floored many of us.
It’s not because … Read more.