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Venus Williams, Emelie Forsberg Win Nationwide Awards for Animal Advocacy


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December 1, 2022

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Los Angeles – For selling the well being and environmental advantages of animal-free meals and urging followers to strive vegan consuming, Venus Williams and champion path runner Emelie Forsberg are winners of PETA’s 2022 Libby Awards. “Libby” is brief for “liberation”—as in “animal liberation”—and the awards, that are given out by PETA’s youth division, acknowledge the people, manufacturers, and merchandise that go above and past for animals.

  • Venus Williams gained “Favourite Celeb Vegan Model” for her firm, Comfortable Viking, which sells vegan superfood powders and protein shakes. She created Comfortable Viking after discovering the advantages of vegan consuming following her analysis of Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune illness that left her in fixed ache and unable to play tennis. After going vegan, she returned to the tennis court docket, finally successful her fifth Wimbledon Championship and an Olympic gold medal.
  • Emelie Forsberg is the winner of “Favourite Animal-Pleasant Athlete” for encouraging her followers to eat extra vegan meals, mentioning that doing so is best for the planet, and explaining how simply she incorporates vegan elements—together with beans, lentils, sprouts, seeds, nuts, and greens—into her weight-reduction plan each day. She and her companion, trail-running legend Kílian Jornet Burgada, often promote plant-powered consuming nearly as good for human well being and the setting.

“These celebrity athletes reside proof of the height efficiency that may end result from vegan consuming,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA is honoring Venus and Emelie for his or her advocacy and for displaying that plant-powered vitamin is a win for athletes and animals alike.”

Different 2022 nominees included Chris Paul, Spencer Strider, and Alejandro Davidovich.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.

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