“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.” -Mike Tyson to Greta Van Susteren
Heavyweight boxing champ and Animal Planet reality TV star Mike Tyson wants you to go vegan. He’s teamed up with animal rights group Last Chance for Animals. The result is this new billboard in West Hollywood showing Iron Mike kissing a dove with the words “Vegan” and “Love Animals, Don’t Eat Them.”
In a recent interview with Greta Van Susteren, Tyson talks more about his diet/lifestyle and the campaign.
“I am truly honored and grateful to be a part of this cause. 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.”
I’m proud of the guy, as I’ve said before. Mike Tyson could have easily been a footnote in history, but he’s still out there and using his clout to give positive messages about relating to animals. He’s also been incredibly forthright and candid about his journey and how he feels about animals. That alone makes him a champ in my book. How many other athletes are doing this?