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Vegan Chase Armitage is known globally as a pioneer in the sports of parkour and free running – as multiple-time British champion, he has made his mark on the scene.

He is also an artist – appearing on both sides of the camera as an actor, producer, and director.

Plant Based News Co-founder Robbie Lockie interviewed Armitage for the PBNpodcast.

Vegan

“I’ve been vegan four years now,” Armitage told Lockie. “I think I’ve always been a compassionate person, but I think I’ve always been a little bit asleep.

“You can be a compassionate person but still be asleep – and there are so many people like that today.”

He initially came to the lifestyle after ditching meat for two-weeks during a work trip in Thailand and found he felt amazing eating a plant-based diet. When he realized how easy it was, he decided to stick with it for good.

Vegan for the animals

“For me, the most important reason for going vegan was the ethics. As soon as you see the cruelty and the absolute insanity that you’re taking part in, as soon as you make that connection, there was no way I could continue supporting that.

“It was a heart connection that I was doing was directly supporting it and I had to stop. I still stand to that today.

“If veganism was unhealthy for me, I would still do it, because the most important thing is for the animals – but it turns out it’s better for health.”

You can listen to the full podcast here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.