by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals, Causes
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The front page of the Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) website recently featured a post about their “Vicious Vegetarian” fighters.

In that group is ultimate fighter Mac Danzig, who recently did a spot for PETA where he poses with his fighting gloves. The 31-year-old went vegetarian after seeing pigs sent to a slaughterhouse, and now he’s not only fighting in the ring but fighting for animal rights as well.

“Animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses don’t have a fighting chance,” Danzig says in the PETA ad. “I don’t eat animals because I don’t want to contribute to their suffering— it’s that simple. Do yourself a favor, do the planet a favor, and help end animal abuse— go vegetarian. I am a fighter in the best shape of my life.”

As one of the leading mixed martial artists and the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 6 TV show, Danzig is certainly proving that veg athletes have the upper hand.

  • Nadia

    That is a lie. The guy does not pay money to the sadistic egg and dairy industries. Vegetarianism is a very cruel diet and Mac doesn’t follow this diet.

    • Jeff

      Don’t make perfect the enemy of good. He’s very influential and has helped a lot of folks give up meat. This can’t be an all or nothing issue. If you make it that, you will accomplish very little.

    • herwin

      “vegetarianism” is just a general word and in fact many vegetarians don’t eat egg at all, don’t drink milk and only occasionally consume dairy products.
      Many vegetarians are in fact 95% vegan.

      i think Peta uses the word “vegetarian” because ordinary non veg people know that word, so the message is carried and understood well. If PETA uses the word “vegan”, many people wouldn’t understand that word and the message would be lost.

      if you take the trouble of visiting the Peta website or read their mag, you will see that all (without exception) recipes are vegan, and Peta actively is anti dairy and anti eggs.