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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mac Danzig Urges Fans To Do Themselves A Favor And Kick The Meat Habit

Courtesy of PETA:

For Immediate Release:
January 2, 2008

Dan Shannon 757-622-738

Los Angeles - With gloved fists raised and standing next to the tagline "I Am a Fighter in the Best Shape of My Life. I Am Mac Danzig, and I Am a Vegetarian," Ultimate Fighting welterweight champion Mac Danzig appears in a brand-new testimonial ad for peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization. At 155 pounds of pure fighting fury, Danzig is tough enough in the ring, but when it comes to animal abuse, the 27-year-old Danzig--who is vegan--takes no prisoners.

"Animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses don't have a fighting chance," says Danzig, who forced his opponent, Tommy Speer, into submission using a rear naked choke just two minutes and one second into the first round of the championship match earlier this month. "I don't eat animals because I don't want to contribute to their suffering--it's that simple. Do yourself a favor, do the planet a favor, and help end animal abuse. Go veg." Danzig got his shot at the crown by prevailing over his competitors on Spike TV's Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The ad--which is available in both print and video versions--can be viewed at peta2.com or by clicking here.

Why is a vegan diet the diet of champions? Consumption of meat and other animal products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity. Meat production is also a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, and land degradation. And, of course, the best way to fight the cruelty of factory farms and slaughterhouses is to kick the meat habit.

Danzig joins an ever-growing list of musicians and athletes--including TJ Schneider, Brian Fair from Shadows Fall, Paul Rodriguez, and Carey Hart--who have teamed up with peta2 and stepped in front of the camera to inspire kids to challenge outdated, cruel attitudes about animals.

For more information and a chance to win a UFC party--including snacks, Mac's favorite workout supplement, and the next UFC pay-per-view match, compliments of peta2--please visit peta2.com.