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

 Comments

Shocking New Video: Animal Abuse at Chick-fil-A Chain

Mercy For Animals releases undercover footage exposing horrific abuse at farms supplying the country's top chicken fast-food chain.
Read More »

Whole Foods Market Arrests Renowned Vegan Activist

Well-known vegan and social justice activist arrested during peaceful protest against the sale of rabbit meat.
Read More »

Vegan Meat Brand Acquired by Birds Eye Parent Company

Pinnacle Foods purchases vegan company, Garden Protein International, in a $155 million deal.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese Company Wins Big on Shark Tank

Heidi Ho Organics showcases vegan cheese on national television and walks away with investment deal.
Read More »

New Research: Vegan Diet Helps People Lose Weight

A new study indicates that a completely plant-based diet is most effective for weight loss.
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 »