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Haye's boxing clever for the vegan cause

Published 27/05/2016

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Anyone still dubious about the benefits of a plant-based diet need look no further than vegan boxing former world champion David Haye, whose fight on Saturday was a knockout - literally.

Haye joins a growing list of elite meat-free athletes - including former footballer Phil Neville, squash champion James Willstrop and Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, who understand that plant-based foods provide all the protein, complex carbohydrates and other nutrients our bodies need to get stronger and faster, minus the saturated fats and cholesterol found in animal products.

When one also considers that in the short time it took Haye to win, around a quarter-of-a-million animals were killed globally for their flesh, the decision to go vegan becomes a no-brainer.

JENNIFER WHITE

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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