WWE Superstar and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan is being honored by PETA for being a cruelty-free athlete.
Bryan won the peta2 Libby Award for Most Animal-Friendly Athlete, according to Wrestle Zone. The wrestler has boasted that his vegan diet is what keeps him strong and gives him endurance in the ring.
Bryan said, “My vegetarian diet allows me to lead a healthier lifestyle, reduce my carbon footprint, and save the lives of more than 100 animals every year. I’m stronger and healthier than ever, and I feel good about doing something positive for myself, animals, and the planet.”
Wrestle Zone added that millions have also “slammed meat to the mat” for the health benefits of a plant-based diet (including lower risks of heart disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes), a reduced environmental impact, and to stop contributing to the horrific treatment of animals in factory farms.
Bryan wasn’t the only athlete up for a Libby. Philadelphia Phillies second basemen Chase Utley, Jake Shield of Strikeforce mixed martial arts, and Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee were nominated too.
Check out Daniel’s peta2 “Go Vegetarian” video below!