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Aussie cricketer goes to bat for animals.

Aussie cricketer goes to bat for animals.

Posted 29 November 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 6 Comments

Tags: Make it Possible, Peter Siddle, factory farming, celebrity

Whether you're a cricket fan or not - there's one reason you should get behind the Australian team this summer. And that reason is Peter Siddle - the anti-factory farming, vegetarian fast bowler. Shove off, Warney ... I've got a new favourite player.

Peter Siddle hails from Victoria and has played for Australia over 50 times. And if you're a cricket fan you'll be interested to know that he is one of only 36 players in the whole history of the game to have ever claimed a Test hattrick! That's impressive. (Also impressive? The amount of cricket jokes in this blog - see how many you can find!)

As well as being a gun fast bowler, Vicious (apparently that's his nickname - how cool is that??) recently became a voice for animals confined and abused in factory farms. While some sportspeople are on telly flogging anything from vitamins to body spray, Peter is explaining clearly why he reckons factory farming just isn't cricket.

Peter was knocked for six after seeing videos of how animals are treated in the food production process. He decided that animals deserved a long innings too, and so went vegetarian. As well as saving lives by not eating animals, Peter is also seeing the benefits with his own health and performance.

Says the man himself: "I'm starting to feel good and everything's going well from it. I'm recovering well and feeling fit and strong out in the middle ... [I'm] a lot leaner, a lot lighter, and feeling a lot more comfortable out on the field ... I tell you one thing, I'm pulling up a lot better the next day, that's for sure."

Whatever sport you follow, or wherever your interests lie, making the decision to go veg is a no-brainer. It's good for your health, good for the planet, and of course - it's great for the animals. You can join Peter in making a kinder world possible by taking the pledge to avoid animal products altogether.

You can show some love for Peter in the comments below. Post a message for him and I'll make sure he gets it!

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gogga gogga 30 November 2012
1
Well done, thanks for making a public stand, and lots of strength for you....many hugs and take care...thanks especially from the rest of the earthlings and earth herself...Clive
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Beckle Beckle 30 November 2012
2
Fantastic! Good on you Peter, wonderful to see you supporting this campaign and making a stand for those who cannot do it themselves... keep up the fab work (oh and the great cricketing!!) Best wishes.  clap
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Keata Keata 30 November 2012
3
Thank you Peter for taking a stand. It's not always easy being a minority group but it does feel damn good knowing that you're making a difference. Thanks again happy
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*Steph* *Steph* 3 December 2012
4
I'm not a fan of cricket but I am a huge fan of people who stand up for those that can't stand up for themselves. Thank you.
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Lee unleashed Lee unleashed 7 December 2012
5
Thanks so much for speaking up. You are going to help *so* many animals by reaching mainstream Australians who wouldn't otherwise think about who they're eating.
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Veghead9876 Veghead9876 19 December 2012
6
The great thing as well is that since he has gone Veg he has become Australia's best bowler (and is 100% fitter than he's ever been).
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