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Vegan Cyclist Rides 2000 Miles to Save Rhinos

Matt Meyer is towing a 350-pound rhino replica along the Pacific coast of the US for two months to raise funds to save the endangered animal.

Vegan advocate Matt Meyer is riding his bicycle while hauling a 350-pound replica of a rhinoceros (which he named “Lunar”) down the entirety of the Pacific coast of the US for the purpose of raising funds and awareness for the endangered species. Amidst his 2,000-mile journey, Meyer spoke to media outlet The Orange County Register about his experience. “I don’t have children of my own,” Meyer said. “But I have nieces and nephews and I couldn’t let them inherit a planet without rhinos. The cyclist formed a bond with the animals while working as a safari tour guide in his homeland, South Africa, and became vegan after making the connection that rhinos are no different from animals such as cows. Meyer has stopped at schools along his journey to educate students about the plight of rhinos, and is hoping to raise $250,000—of which he has raised $100,000 thus far—to donate to organizations that work to end the poaching of rhinos in Africa and Asia. On the other side of the world, vegan cyclist Jackson Long is set to embark on a journey across Europe to raise awareness for animal-rights later this summer.

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