Real Madrid Wins PETA Game Changers Award for Promoting Vegan Meals

Real Madrid Wins PETA Game Changers Award for Promoting Vegan Meals

Madrid – For championing compassionate, healthy, and sustainable vegan meals, Real Madrid has received a PETA Game Changers Award. The football club’s plant-based initiative involves a partnership with innovative food company Meatless Farm and has seen the club and its players promote the benefits of vegan eating to their legions of fans.

“By celebrating ethical and nutritious vegan meals, Real Madrid is making real change for animals,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Football fans can also score big for animals and the planet by enjoying delicious plant-based meals on match day and every day.”

More and more athletes around the globe – including Lewis Hamilton and Novak Djokovic – are ditching meat, dairy, and eggs in favour of vegan eating, which slashes greenhouse-gas emissions and can even boost athletic performance. Each vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year from suffering at the hands of the meat industry, which forcibly impregnates females, tears babies away from their mothers, and confines animals in filthy and severely crowded conditions. In addition, vegans have a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

The vegan revolution is catching on in other football clubs, too. Tottenham Hotspur Football Club just held the world’s first “net zero” football game this year, during which fans were encouraged to eat vegan, and Liverpool Football Club recently teamed up with meat-free company Quorn to promote planet-friendly foods to fans.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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