Indianapolis Colt ‘Feels Great’ Being Vegan

As a wide receiver for the NFL, Griff Whalen needs to be one of the most agile players on the field. He began looking into nutrition two years ago and found a perfect solution: A vegan lifestyle has made him feel leaner and lighter. And he’s not shy about it, either—his website proudly declares that he’s “plant powered.”

Watch Griff’s exclusive chat with PETA about being a vegan and even helping teammates make the transition along the way.

Join Griff and do your part for your healththe environment, and animals. It’s never too early (or late) to make the kind, smart choice to eat plant-based foods to give your health a boost and spare animals unnecessary suffering. It’s also never been easier to give up meat, eggs, and dairy foods: There are countless compassionate options in grocery stores and restaurants across the country. And PETA has hundreds of free delicious vegan recipes to try!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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