Saturday, October 13, 2018
Animal-friendly eaters have long known that a plant-based diet is optimal for a healthy lifestyle and a clear conscience. Increasingly, though, science is also confirming that plant-based eating has enormous benefits for high-performance athletes – a finding driven home by the success of prominent vegans such as Olympic track-and-field star Carl Lewis, NBA players Jahlil Okafor and Wilson Chandler, ultramarathoners Rich Roll and Scott Jurek, surfer Tia Blanco, bodybuilders Torre Washington and Kenneth Williams V, Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier, and many more.
On October 13, vegan athletes and animal advocates from across North America got active for farm animals at Farm Sanctuary’s Los Angeles Plant Powered Run & Walk for Farm Animals, proving yet again the power of a plant-based lifestyle to fuel the body and outrun animal cruelty and environmental destruction. Plant Powered participants ran and walked a combined total of more than 650 miles for the cause of farm animal protection, raising funds and awareness for the world’s most often-abused animals along the way.
- 10K (Female): Madison Johnston
- 10K (Male): Michael Fandetti
- 5K (Female): Denise Borders
- 5K (Male): Michael Blaisdell
- Top Individual Fundraiser: Chela Landau
- Top Team Fundraiser: TEAM APRL
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Regina was born into a high school agriculture program, where students learned to raise sheep for slaughter. Rejected by her mother, she wasn’t getting as much food as she needed, and things went from bad to worse when she sustained a severe break to her leg. Without the veterinary care she needed, Regina’s condition didn’t improve, and the program administrator suggested euthanasia. Instead, Regina was able to come to Farm Sanctuary. While her injured leg required amputation, she’s now standing tall, assisted by a neoprene brace, and inspiring us all!
Born into the pork industry, Jumper was destined for slaughter. Instead, she rescued herself when she jumped from a stockyard crate. Her strong will to live earned Jumper her name and a place at Farm Sanctuary, where she serves as an ambassador for pigs just like her.
When drivers on the 605 Freeway saw Jessica and her chicken friends crossing the road, they contacted the California Highway Patrol for help. CHP officers corralled the birds, presuming they must have fallen from a truck on the way to slaughter. Today, Jessica and her friends are free from harm.
As a male calf born into the dairy industry, Bruno was seen as having little value because would never produce milk. Instead, the industry typically raises male calves for veal or cheap beef. Bruno escaped this fate when he fell from a transport truck and found rescue. At Farm Sanctuary, he shows how affectionate and loving cattle can be!