VegNews Daily

Cricket Pacer Peter Siddle Credits Vegetarian Diet

The Australian cricket player is defending his plant-based diet after critics blame a slow performance against South Africa on lack of meat intake.

After a losing in a three-match series against South Africa, Australian cricket player Peter Siddle faced heavy criticism from players insisting his plant-based diet was to blame for his slow performance and that his fatigue comes from a lack of meat-protein consumption. Denying the claims, Siddle insists his game has improved since becoming a vegetarian, telling ESPN, “I’m probably in a better place than I ever was. For people to say that’s the problem and that’s the reason why [I withdrew], they’re the ones kidding themselves.” The pacer also revealed that his withdraw had to do with being focused on upcoming matches and tours to India and England. Texans running back Arian Foster faced similar criticism and widespread media attention after announcing he had adopted a plant-based diet earlier this year.

Photo via telegraph.co.uk

Tough Mudder Gets First Vegan Sponsor

The extreme training events will now include plant-based protein shakes from Vega.
Read More »

German Minister Proposes Meat Ban at Gov't Meetings

Barbara Hendricks revealed plans to nix meat on menus in order to promote environmental responsibility during official meetings.
Read More »

Legendary Animal Rights Philosopher Tom Regan Dies at 78

The author and visionary fought for animals throughout his long and influential career.
Read More »

Bacon Brand Buys Plant-Based Meat Company

Maple Leaf Foods acquires meat-free company Lightlife for $140 million.
Read More »

New by CHLOE Comes to Rhode Island

The vegan restaurant's massive expansion across New England with a new location in Rhode Island planned for this summer.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »