Italian Rugby Legend Credits Vegan Fuel With Giving Him a Powerful Physique
Naked and clutching a watermelon under his arm like a ball, Italian former rugby international Mirco Bergamasco flies through the air in a new ad for PETA proclaiming, “Get an Advantage: Go Vegan.”
The sports star, who’s been vegan for several years, credits plant protein with giving him the energy and strength to excel as a professional athlete. Discussing the campaign, he says:
Going vegan was one of the best things I’ve done, both for my rugby game and on a personal level. I’m strong and fit, my reflexes are sharp, my mind is awake, and my conscience is clear – I encourage everyone to give meat, eggs, and dairy foods the red card and see the difference for themselves!
Vegan eating spares animals immense suffering in today’s industrialised meat, egg, and dairy industries. In addition to keeping animals in extreme confinement and transporting them in all weather extremes, workers in these industries routinely slit live chickens’ throats, chop off piglets’ tails and testicles without painkillers, and tear calves away from their mothers shortly after birth. Adopting a vegan lifestyle helps prevent human suffering, too, as vegans are less vulnerable to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters are.
Join Mirco and discover the benefits for yourself. Order PETA’s free vegan starter kit.