Mike Tyson, one of the more surprising public figures to embrace a vegan lifestyle, has partnered with Last Chance for Animals on a new billboard in West Hollywood.
The giant ad features the former heavyweight champion kissing a dove, with the words “Vegan” and “Love Animals, Don’t Eat Them.”
“I am truly honored and grateful to be a part of this cause,” the 44-year-old said. “It’s been a while since an organization has wanted me for anything and to be a part of something that benefits people and animals in such a positive way is a blessing.”
In an interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren last night, Tyson mentioned that he wished he’d been a vegan since birth. “When you find out about the processed stuff you have been eating. I wonder why I was crazy all those years.”
“All that garbage I was eating running around, the drugs didn’t help either,” he added.
Tyson also mentioned that his wife, with whom he’s extremely close, does the majority of the vegan cooking.
“My wife will never be a vegan. She is like, this week we are going to be a vegetarian guys. This month we’re going to be a vegan. She wants to lose weight she is a vegan that month, a vegetarian. She likes to eat fish and red meat. She is the one that inspired know become a very began. She was a vegan that month.”