Tofu ‘Eggs’ Sent to Conor Benn After Positive Drugs Test

Tofu ‘Eggs’ Sent to Conor Benn After Positive Drugs Test

London – Following the World Boxing Council ruling that Conor Benn’s positive drugs test may have been caused by eating too many eggs – which can contain clomiphene – PETA is rushing an eggciting gift to the welterweight boxer: tofu “eggs”.

PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”, notes in a letter to Benn (available here) that “clomiphene in your bloodstream is frankly the least of your worries if you eat eggs. They are extremely high in cholesterol and saturated fat, which can clog your arteries and can lead to heart disease, and a common cause of salmonella infections.” Vegan eggs, on the other hand, contain no clomiphene, are high in protein, and can help reduce cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart disease.

In addition to staying healthy, boxers like Benn can also keep their consciences clear by putting their egg-eating habits behind them. In today’s egg industry, chickens are crammed into filthy, windowless sheds, where they live and die in misery. These are just some of the reasons why a growing number of top athletes – including boxer Lawrence Okolie, tennis champ Novak Djokovic, and ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll – have stopped eating animal-derived foods.

Benn will also receive a vegan starter kit, packed with tips and recipes to help him keep above the for his next fight.

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Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327; [email protected]