VegNews Daily

Premier League Soccer Star and Coach Give Up Meat

Phil Neville says going veg has paid off, for his individual wellness and for the animals.

English soccer star and Manchester United coach Phil Neville can testify to vegetarianism’s healthful benefits. In an interview with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the former Premier League player notes that he decided to ditch meat for two weeks as a way to appease his wife—who has been vegetarian for nearly five years—but now he may never go back to an omnivore diet. “I started to feel healthier, leaner,” he says. “I started to feel great.” Neville also says that he hopes vegetarianism will increase his longevity, and he understands that going meatless has benefits beyond individual wellness: “2.5 million animals a day are being slaughtered,” he says. “That is a damning statistic that we need to do something about.” Other high-performance athletes who keep their diets cruelty-free include ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, Olympic skating medalist Meagan Duhamel, and NFL defensive lineman David Carter.

Photo credit: Phil Neville

 Comments

New Study: Vegan Diet Can Cure Diabetes

Research indicates that a plant-based diet can improve blood sugar levels and help reverse type 2 diabetes.
Read More »

Tofurky Feast Celebrates 20 Years

The ubiquitous holiday roast has been gracing Thanksgiving tables for two decades.
Read More »

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 »

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 »