Tom Brady’s Nickname Sealed With a Real Goat

PETA Names Rescued Animal in Honor of Plant-Powered Super Bowl Champion

For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2019

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Boston – After leading the New England Patriots to victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Tom Brady became the first-ever NFL quarterback to win six Super Bowls—and have a goat named in his honor.

The football star credits plant-based eating with giving him his long career and success and recently launched a range of vegan snacks and delivery meals as part of his TB12 method. To recognize his plant-fueled win on Sunday, PETA has secured the retirement of a goat— now named Tom Brady—who was rescued from the circus industry in India and will live out the rest of his life at a sanctuary.

“Top-performing athletes in every sport are turning to plant-based eating for lasting results, so it’s no surprise to PETA that Tom Brady—at age 41 no less—is at the peak of his career,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “With a new championship under his belt, Brady has truly earned his reputation as the Greatest of All Time (GOAT)—and now, he has the goat to prove it as thanks for inspiring fans everywhere to pass on eating animals.”

PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”) notes that each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year daily misery and a terrifying death—and reduces his or her own risk of suffering from heart disease, obesity, cancer, strokes, and numerous other ailments. PETA offers a free vegan starter kit (available here) full of recipes, tips, and more.

Brady is part of a growing list of athletes who opt for animal-free meals to keep them at the top of their game—including Aaron Rodgers, Kyrie Irving, Malcolm Jenkins, Lewis Hamilton, and Novak Djokovic.

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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