Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bravo George Laraque!

As of June 1, 2009, hulking NHL hockey player, and fighter extraordinaire, Georges Laraque has made the move from vegetarian to vegan.

Weighing in at 255 lbs. on a 6'3" frame, Georges definitely is going to smash some of the evil vegan stereotypes. His NHL career began in 1997 with the Edmonton Oilers and after stops in Phoenix and Pittsburgh, he is now a Montreal Canadien.

For those who are not fans of hockey, Georges is one of the league's best tough guys who also brings leadership and can score on occasion as well.

Georges is a huge animal rights activist and does work with various animal rights organizations. More information is available through his personal website.

I would just like to wish Georges all the best in his latest commitment and to thank him for going public with his decision. Not that we need anyone's approval to be vegan, but when professional athletes become vegan, it brings veganism good press and the nay-sayers tend to accept the lifestyle a little bit more.

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