Monday, April 22, 2019

Vegan Bodybuilder Set To Become Parliament Heavyweight

Plant Based News: Gold-medal winning vegan bodybuilder and psychologist Emma Hurst has revealed plans to retire her bikini suit as she sets her sights on winning a seat in Australia's NSW Parliament representing the Animal Justice Party.

The 37-year-old athlete, who has followed a plant-based diet for 19 years, wants to change Australia's political climate and fix the country's history of animal cruelty.

Bodybuilder turned MP hopeful
After being told she couldn't compete on a bodybuilding stage because being vegan would be too disadvantageous, Hurst set out to prove her opponents wrong- and did so by taking out gold in three back-to-back competitions this year.

"I wanted to make a point that we can choose to live compassionately and still be competitive on stage," Hurst told Plant Based News.

"But I also proved to myself that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. Now I am focused on that seat in Parliament and I'm going to give it my all - for the animals."
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