EXCLUSIVE: Brian Rose Talks Ethics And Upcoming Plant-Based Ironman With PBN

Rose says eating plants is making him think more deeply about animal rights
Ironmind With John Joseph and Brian Rose
Rose will be running the 70.3 mile event on a fully plant-based diet (Photo: Facebook)

PBN's Peter Wintrip sat down with London Real host Brian Rose this month to discuss his recent foray into plant-based eating - and his upcoming Ironman competition.


The host of the web-based talk show was inspired to do the extreme 70.3-mile triathalon by punk rock legend John Joseph, a committed vegan, Ironman athlete, and author of Meat Is For Pussies.

The events leading up to Rose's race are being documented, and shared on YouTube, in a series London Real is calling Ironmind.


'Only plants'

Rose does not call himself a vegan but is committed to the his change in diet, which his family has joined him in, until the upcoming race.

In this PBN exclusive, he told Wintrip: "Yeah, I'm eating only plants.

"That's really what I am right now."

Brian Rose and John Joseph
Brian Rose pictured with plant-based mentor John Joseph (Photo: Instagram)

'The other issues'

Previous guests on London Real include animal advocate and parkour athlete Tim Shieff, and world-renowned vegan activist James Aspey - both of whom spread messages that keep Rose curious.

He told Wintrip: "I don't know how I feel about the animals and all of that.

"But I think when you eat a lot of plants you do start to think about what’s happening to the animals in a dairy situation, or even eating them - so, I wouldn’t say I'm not thinking about some of the other issues that go along with veganism."

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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