Irish Rugby Star Goes Vegan

Leeds Rhinos’ player Anthony Mullally ditches animal products after discovering the horrors of the meat and dairy industries.


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Rugby team Leeds Rhinos’ international player Anthony Mullally went vegan last month. Mulally first gave up red meat in 2015 before becoming a pescatarian, and then became a vegetarian shortly thereafter. “It wasn’t long between each change … I felt like a hypocrite,” Mullally said. “That was particularly true when I decided to switch from vegetarian to become fully vegan, when I read up about the egg and milk industry.” The 25-year-old Irish-born athlete believes humans are not designed to consume meat, and stated, “I feel evidence is more compelling for a vegan diet.” Athletes around the world—including boxer David Haye, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, and former Mr. Universe Barny du Plessis—thrive on a plant-based diet. Last weekend, vegan bodybuilding team PlantBuilt won 33 medals—and broke two records—at the 2017 Natural Fit Games competition.