VegNews Daily

Vegan Hiker Attempts Pacific Crest Trail Record

On June 10, Josh Garrett began his hike from Mexico to Canada to raise money for Mercy For Animals.

Josh Garrett, a junior college track coach and exercise physiology instructor, first hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2009—a 2,655-mile journey of desserts, forests, and mountains that starts in Mexico and ends in Canada. On June 10, Garrett set out from Mexico once again, but this time he plans to make the border-to-border odyssey in record time. After meeting two turkeys that his friend rescued on Thanksgiving, Garrett went vegan in 2011, and he is attempting to break the record to raise money for the animal-welfare organization Mercy For Animals. “I love animals and I can’t eat them and I don’t want to see them suffer,” says Garrett. “I’m doing this to support Mercy For Animals and to hopefully inspire others.” You can follow Garrett's journey on his Twitter account. 

Photo credit: The Ski Channel

 Comments

Animal Rescue Bar Named "Product of the Year"

Delicious charity nutrition bar gives away half of proceeds to non-profit organizations.
Read More »

Movie of the Year: Cowspiracy

Documentary exposes hypocrisy of environmental groups that ignore animal agriculture.
Read More »

Sweet Philanthropy: Vegan Treats

Award-winning vegan bakery makes the cakes and gives them, too!
Read More »

Rebel With a Cause: Rose McCoy

12-year-old receives Veggie Award for SeaWorld protest.
Read More »

Zagat Names Vegan Restaurant #1 in Philadelphia

The worldwide restaurant guide ranks Vedge as the city's top dining destination.
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 »