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David Meyer, vegan martial artist

Vegan Martial Artist posting in Gi

This martial art has traditionally been dominated by South Americans however vegan David Meyer of the USA has won World Championship Gold medals an incredible seven times.  He's also won a Gold in the American Cup four times, three Golds in the US Open Championships and two Pan American Golds.
 
David continued to compete at the top level into his 50s. David also started a pet rescue website which helps 1500 animal shelters across North America find homes for animals.
 
“My motivation is entirely to not harm animals. I have experienced that it’s an extremely healthy way to eat, it gives me more energy, it’s better for the environment. I’m morally committed to not harming animals.”

 

Glenda Presutti, vegan powerlifter

Competing as a class three veteran, Glenda has set 21 records at Australian, National and Commonwealth level.  She has squatted well over double her bodyweight, overcoming numerous injuries to continue her winning ways.  Glenda turned vegan in 2013 and is keen to spread the word about the cruelty of the animal agruculture industries and the option that older women have to compete and succeed.

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