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Veganism Has a New Face and It Is …

Written by PETA | May 5, 2010

 

That’s right. Yesterday, heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson revealed to audience members during a taping of CenterStage that he’s gone vegan. (The interview is scheduled to air on May 26.) I’m sure they were all ears and eager to learn why the aspiring reality show star/pigeon exploiter has embraced the diet of choice for those who care about themselves, animals, and the planet.

Did he learn that a vegan diet does a body good great by keeping it trim, strong, and healthy? Was he swayed by details on how diseased animals suffer in extremely crowded, filthy crates and cages on factory farms before they are forced to make harrowing trips to the slaughterhouse? Perhaps he refuses to contribute to environmental disasters that are linked to the meat and dairy industries.

Whatever the reason(s), we applaud Mike Tyson’s decision to leave animals off his plate—and we will continue our efforts to ensure that he stops promoting pigeon abuse. Coould you please help too?

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Antoine says:

    Perhaps he went vegan BECAUSE of the Peta expos on his pigeon abuse…I have often thought of the impact of highlighting celebrity for good or bad on the Peta site… Because OF COURSE these stars will look themselves up especially if they are not really in the limelight anymore And once they are on the site they may explore it and BAM! Vegan. As for Mike Tyson I hope that his decision to go vegan was motivated by compassion for the animals and if so that he will understand speciesism and then realise that speciesism is racism is sexism and that he will then do something to remedy what he has done to women in the past and speak up against sexism.

  • Vic G. C. says:

    One cannot harm pigeons and be vegan at the same time. That’s hypocrisy in a nutshell. Look what happened to Cindy Crawford.

  • Aleksis says:

    Yay! Good for him I hope he can keep it up so he can see the amazing results and energy he gets from eating this way not too mention boycotting the disgusting treatment of animals for unnecessary food.

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