Willstrop Gives Animals A Sporting Chance By Going Vegetarian

For Immediate Release:
9 September 2009

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Manchester – To coincide with the British Open Squash Championships, fetching squash phenomenon James Willstrop today unveiled his new pro-vegetarian PETA ad at the Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Manchester. In the ad, Willstrop
holds his legendary racket and prepares to volley an orange next to the tagline “Squash Obesity – Go Vegetarian”.

Willstrop, one of the world’s top squash players, has strong opinions about meat-eating. “Meat has no place in a professional athlete’s diet”, he says in the hard-hitting advert. “Since I stopped eating meat, I’m faster, I have more energy and I know that my decision has saved countless animals’ lives.”

Willstrop joins a growing list of celebrities – including Sir Paul McCartney, Alicia Silverstone, Bryan Adams, Sadie Frost, Owain Yeoman and many others – who have joined with PETA to show that going vegetarian is the best thing you can do for your health, animals and the planet.

For more information about PETA, please visit PETA.org.uk.