NHL Player Gives a Puck for Animals

Published by PETA.

… and you can win it!

Our favorite hockey player is at it again. This time, Georges Laraque of the Montréal Canadiens is joining the many other athletes who have stepped up to show how going vegan doesn’t just do a body good—it does a body great.

Just in time for (Canadian) Thanksgiving, Georges is releasing his brand-new vegan ad, in which he highlights the many reasons to say “Non!” to turkey.


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Georges also sat down for an exclusive Q&A with PETA in which he reveals that it was a movie that first convinced him to go vegan:


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To celebrate his brand-new vegan testimonial, Georges has donated a signed hockey puck and a glossy photo—which are now up for grabs.

How do you win? Just leave a comment below telling us who your favorite vegetarian or vegan athlete is and why. The most fan-crazed comment will take home the prize.

The contest ends on October 22, 2009, and we’ll choose one winner on October 26, 2009. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting. Que le meilleur gagne!*

Written by Amanda Schinke

*That’s how the French-speaking Québecois might say, “May the best one win,” mes amis.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind