Sylvie Guillem

Sylvie Guillem

Legendary Ballerina Says That She's Stronger Than Ever, Thanks to Meat-Free Meals

Nude and poised mid-leap behind a camera, iconic dancer Sylvie Guillem takes the ultimate "selfie" in a new ad campaign for PETA that proclaims, "Picture Yourself Strong and Healthy. Go Vegan." Guillem - one of the world's most celebrated dancers - went vegan more than five years ago and says that she has never felt better.

"I am stronger as a vegan than I ever was with meat and dairy", says Guillem. "What I can do I will do. No one person can change the world, but one, and one and one add up."

Going vegan is a great way to boost your health, as vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity than meat-eaters are. Every person who goes vegan spares more than 100 animals every year daily suffering and a terrifying death in today's meat, egg and dairy industries. And vegan meals are "greener", too, as the meat industry is a major producer of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Guillem joins a growing list of celebrities - including Vivienne Westwood, Alicia Silverstone, Joanna Lumley and many others - who have teamed up with PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to eat") to promote healthy and humane meat-free meals.

After performing ballet and contemporary dance for nearly 35 years, Guillem has announced her imminent retirement. She is in the mist of her farewell tour, "Life in Progress."

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  1. by MaryFinelli 07th Sep 2015 22:52

    Looking great! There are so many amazing vegan athletes. It's definitely the most healthful, humane, and environmentally responsible way to eat - and live!

  2. by Nayamamma 22nd Sep 2015 04:30

    What about all the animals that get killed in the chopper during harvesting of seed and grain crops: bunnies, birds, baby deer, mice? Veganism is a misleading unsustainable excess. The earth can't produce 365 days per year, and most of the land is not able to sustain crops that we can eat. On the other hand, cows convert indigestible fibrous grasses into nutritious and calorie rich meat. I guess vegans worship cows and are specist against baby deer and bunnies.