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Vegan Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel Wins Gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

Vegan Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel and partner Eric Radford came in first place at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The pair performed to Adele’s “Hometown Glory and earned 148.51 points, enough to bring home the gold.

Duhamel won silver at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. She switched to a vegan lifestyle nearly a decade ago after reading a book about its many benefits. She told Huffington Post Canada, “I thought I was just going to do it until the (2010) Olympics, but then I didn’t go to the Olympics, and then I ended up liking it so much, I think I’ll be a vegan for the rest of my life.

In addition to the headlines for earning first place, Duhamel made news this week for rescuing a miniature dachshund from one of Korea’s infamous dog meat farms.

Duhamel joins a long list of professional vegan athletes. Tennis champ Serena Williams, NBA star JaVale McGee, NFL player David Carter, and many others have reaped the benefits of a nutritious vegan diet. Countless studies have shown that a plant-based diet is perfect for meeting an athlete’s calorie and protein demands.

But of course, eating plant-based foods isn’t just great for your health. It also protects the planet and spares farmed animals enormous suffering.

Pigs, cows, and chickens at factory farms are treated as mere objects and endure short lives of misery and pain. They are mercilessly subjected to extreme confinement, barbaric mutilations, and violent deaths.

See for yourself.

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