David Haye KO’s Animal Cruelty

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David Haye doesn’t pull his punches when it comes to talking about the meat industry. And now, the heavyweight boxing champion is sending a message loud and clear with his new vegan ad for PETA.

DAvid Haye Vegan Ad

In an exclusive video interview at the ad photo shoot, David explained why he made the decision to eat vegan:

A friend of mine asked me to watch a documentary called Earthlings. After watching that, it kind of hit home – the unnecessary amounts of killing of animals that happens in the world. And then he continued to keep sending me more and more videos, and I think by the end of the day that was it – I kind of made my decision to cut out animal products from my diet.

David also spoke passionately about how he has felt since ditching meat:

Since cutting out meat, I felt healthier – I felt cleaner, lighter, my skin, nails, hair. I stopped getting dandruff. There were loads of real positive effects that I got from that. It was kind of strange, but I sort of woke up brighter in the mornings, fresher …. I remember after a meal I would just want to crash out and go to sleep, where I now eat and feel more awake and perked up. Energy levels felt better, a lot better.

We’ll be cheering this vegan heavyweight champion as #HayeDay returns to the ring on 21 May 2016. If David’s compassion or fitness has inspired you, why not choose vegan yourself? Sign PETA’s 30-day pledge, and we’ll send you resources, recipes and tips every week to help you on your way.

Photo: Trevor Leighton; Video: Robbie Newby



  • Rita Zago commented on May 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Thank goodness someone like David Hayes is spreading the vegan word around. Bodybuilders believe only meat proteins build their muscles, it isn’t so, obviously! Is this advert aired in UK?

  • Jo Walstow commented on May 20, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Vegetarian for 27 years, now wanting to go vegan, hope this pack helps.

    • Petra commented on May 24, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      If you would like to become a Vegan please watch the documentary ‘Earthlings’, that did it for me…and I was a meat eater but always “loved” animals, now I won’t take part in hurting them anymore. The most heartbreaking, eye-opening and horrifying documentary there is ‘Earthlings’…

  • Tanya commented on May 20, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    About time I did this, thanks for helping me:)

  • Liza watt commented on May 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I’m totally against animal cruelty and support all efforts to put a stop to it

  • Jaya commented on May 20, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Great! Idea, Victoria, And must be free all animals ! ASAP!
    All the best!

  • Sylvia Bowes commented on May 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I ADORE this guy. Good luck to him in tonight’s fight x

  • Jayne and nigel commented on May 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    We are vegetarians but going to try vegan

  • Steve Hatton commented on May 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    don’t know how I would get started – I might struggle to so do people try doing a day a week at first maybe??

  • Susana Ramos commented on May 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I’m doing a 30 day vegan pledge

  • sandra caine commented on May 24, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I’m going to try this 30 day pledge, if it works for a boxer then I am sure it will good for me.

  • Jessica commented on June 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    As a child I knew I didn’t want to eat animals, so I have been vegetarian most my life, however finding out the awful truth about the dairy trade compelled me to become vegan. I feel even healthier, brighter, more energetic & just in general more positive & people constantly comment on my skin! Also on my spiritual journey I have learnt that if we eat a tortured & slain animal we take on that suffering , which can result in sickness, physically & mentally, depression etc Another great reason to go Vegan!

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