Marco Antonio Regil, who grew up in Mexico, says that food has always been a big part of his culture. Like most people, he didn’t give much thought to what he was putting into his body or where it came from. That’s until a few years ago, when he learned about the health implications of eating meat and dairy products and decided to adopt a plant-based diet. Since going vegan, Marco feels that his own health has improved drastically. “I feel younger,” he says. “I go on and on, taping for hours and hours, and I still have my energy.”
Studies have shown that a well-balanced plant-based diet supports a lifetime of good health and offers protection against numerous diseases, including four of the biggest killers: heart disease, cancer, strokes, and diabetes. But the health benefits were only one of the reasons why the man known as Mexico’s number one TV personality and current host of MundoFox’s Un Minuto para Ganar has decided to spread the word about his vegan diet. In an exclusive PETA interview, Marco discusses how empathy for animals first inspired him to go vegan. “Can you imagine the terror that a live being should feel when … they’re seeing other animals being slaughtered, when they can smell the blood, when they can smell death?” he says. “It just completely breaks my heart.”
After seeing PETA’s “Glass Walls” documentary, Marco learned more about the cruelty involved in the meat and dairy industries. To expose these truths and bring this message to the Latino community, he joined with PETA to narrate a Spanish version of the must-see video, which was originally narrated by Paul McCartney.
Join Marco and sign the pledge to be vegan. You can also request your free vegetarian/vegan starter kit. Visit PETA Latino on Facebook to find out more ways that you can help animals—and don’t forget to check out Marco’s Spanish narration of “Glass Walls”: