Lewis Hamilton blasts ‘upsetting’ annual slaughter of dolphins – Totally Vegan Buzz
Lewis Hamilton blasts ‘upsetting’ annual slaughter of dolphins
Lewis Hamilton is an outspoken animal rights activist. Image: Lewis Hamilton on Instagram

Vegan Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton has slammed the slaughter of whales and dolphins in a furious social media post.

The vegan athlete shared a disturbing image from Save the Reef which exposes the yearly killing of sea life in the Faroe Islands.

“This is so upsetting. How can you honestly do this to another being. Disgusted! #Repost@karmagawa,” he wrote.

Hamilton is an outspoken animal rights activist, and regularly encourages his millions of fans to show compassion for animals on social media.

The post Hamilton shared from @savethereef asks: “How is this barbaric killing of whales and dolphins still legal? This annual slaughter takes place in the Faroe Islands and the typically blue sea turns into a horrifying red color due to the countless bodies of dead whales and dolphins.”

Lewis Hamilton is an outspoken animal rights activist. Image: Lewis Hamilton on Instagram

Activist

Hamilton regularly posts to his 11 million Instagram followers about animal cruelty and veganism.

Last year he posted an image of a dead mother pig and her piglets which had been dumped in a bin, beside the message: “This is the price of your bacon.”

And he was named as an ‘ally of animals’ in an award from PETA due to his outspoken vegan activism.

The racing driver recently revealed he’s bulked up since switching to a plant-based diet, and is feeling fitter than ever.

He wrote: “This was a couple of years ago, I was 68kg (150lb). I’ve had to be that weight for the past 12 years and finally rules change this year and I can eat a little more and bulk up. I’m at 75kg (165lb) now and happier.”

What do you think of Lewis Hamilton’s activism? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Published by Oli Gross

Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation.

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