Veganism Has a New Face and It Is …

Published by PETA.


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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