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Tennis Pro Nick Kyrgios Goes Vegan For The Animals

by | January 28, 2020

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has announced he has adopted a vegan lifestyle because he does not want animals to suffer.

The professional athlete shared in a recent blog post that he was heartbroken to see photos of animals who have been harmed by Australia’s bushfires.

“I’ve been passionate about animal welfare for some time now. I don’t eat meat or dairy anymore. That’s not for my health, I just don’t believe in eating animals” he wrote.

“Can’t Comprehend Eating Meat”

“I tried a vegan diet a couple of years ago but with all the travel I do, it was hard to stick to it. Since then I’ve managed to make it work, and I’ve been vegetarian for quite a while.”

“Seeing the footage of these animals suffering with the fires only reinforces why I’ve chosen this diet. When I see these terrible photos, I can’t comprehend eating meat.”

The tennis player is asking people to consider donating to the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) — a charity helping animals affected by the fires.

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Nick Kyrgios has said he can’t comprehend eating meat (Photo: Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock.com)

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Vegan Tennis Players

Kyrgios is not the only plant-based athlete participating in the Australian Open tennis tournament this year.

Novak Djokovic has been vegan for several years and recently credited his success at the tournament with his diet.

“I’m very pleased to be plant-based and play on this level now for four-and-a-half years” said Djokovic.

“Hopefully I can inspire other athletes that it is possible to be plant-based and to recover well, to have strength, to have muscles.”

Who do you think will be the next athlete to ditch animal products and go vegan? Let us know your predictions in the comments below!

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One Response to “Tennis Pro Nick Kyrgios Goes Vegan For The Animals”

  1. Chris Mo
    January 28th, 2020 @ 6:48 pm

    I’m all for Nick’s honesty and motives for going meat-less and dairyless, but it’s a bit dishonest journalism to say “goes vegan” when he literally said he’s not vegan, but “vegetarian”

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