Legendary Vegan Athlete Carl Lewis Challenged by the #VeganCancer Movement

22 gold medals, World Athlete of the Decade, and Olympic Athlete of the Century. In his prime in the 1980s, Carl Lewis was the world’s greatest sprinter, jumper, and general athlete. He’s still carrying the record for the indoor long jump, and has been the designated Sportsman of the Century according to the International Olympic Committee.

And Carl is vegan. As he himself said, “I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look. (I know that sounds vain, but all of us want to like the way we look.) I enjoy eating more, and I feel great.”

He adopted his vegan diet in 1990, and continued to have a phenomenal season in 1991, ultimately retiring in 1994. Given his amazing representation of vegans in sports, we at the #VeganCancer movement are asking the world-famous athlete to take on the #VeganCancer challenge to spread the word on the movement. The challenge itself is quite simple:

Hug a tree, and film yourself or take a picture while doing so.

Upload and share the image on your social network profiles with the hashtag: #VeganCancer

Challenge at least three of your friends to do the same, in the name of winning back the Earth and creating a cruelty-free world.

Optionally, become a patron of a virtual piece of land, and donate US$25 for the development of sustainable oases and projects all over the world.

The #VeganCancer movement is a recent movement through which vegans all over the world can find, fund, and create vegan projects, ranging from sustainable farms to huge vegan housing projects based entirely off the grid. However, while these projects are incredibly flexible, they do have to follow three basic rules to be valid for funding through the #VeganCancer community.

Sustainability. These would be projects for the construction of the future – which means no energy exploitation, land exploitation, or life exploitation. All buildings and communities will be self-sufficient, off-the-grid, both in terms of food production and energy production, without extensively harming or destroying the local ecosystem.

Cruelty-free living. All projects would focus on the rescue and habilitation of animals – livestock or otherwise – alongside humans. That means that no animal production can take place within these projects, and there will be no usage or creation of animal products. These same rules apply to humans, as well – the projects are to be developed for people of all genders, races, ages and cultures, so long as the policy of egalitarian treatment and freedom for all Earthlings is observed.

Freedom of information and education. Knowledge and information is shared and paid forward, so that people with skills others do not have can help interested people learn and better themselves – no need for formal systems of teaching, just mentorship, tutoring and access to modern information through the Internet.

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