Video: Cricketer Jason Gillespie Says There’s Nothing ‘Macho’ About Eating Meat

Posted on by PETA

Cricketer Jason Gillespie, who will coach Australia A on their tour of South Africa this year, is now also coaching fans on the benefits of plant-based eating.

In a new video for PETA, Gillespie reveals the documentary that made him go vegan – Earthlings – and shares his thoughts on the rise of the “meat-free athlete”:

Athletes are increasingly coming to the correct conclusion that you can get all the nutrients you need from a whole-food plant-based diet, and they’re recovering better, they’re feeling good, they’re feeling fit and strong.

And that’s far from the only reason Gillespie stays away from meat, eggs, and dairy foods:

There’s nothing macho about treating animals terribly, and there’s nothing macho about putting your health at risk. There’s nothing macho about polluting the Earth. We’re all here on this one marble, and we just got to work together.

A compassionate plant-based diet is the obvious choice for people – including athletes and fans – who are concerned about cruelty to animals, climate change, or their health. It’s becoming more and more popular every day, and as a result, vegan options abound in restaurants, in supermarkets, and on the high street. For recipes, tips, and advice, check out our ‘How to Go Vegan‘ page.