'You're Subconsciously Conditioned To Eat Meat' Vegan Athlete Leo Venus

The medical student and vegan athlete spoke about his cultural background, how he became vegan, and the connection between meat eating and masculinity
Vegan athlete Leo Venus
Vegan athlete Leo Venus (Photo: Instagram)

Medical student and vegan athlete Leo Venus features on the latest episode of Plant Based News' podcast.

Leo Venus spoke to PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie about his cultural background, how he became vegan, and the connection between meat eating and masculinity.

Robbie Lockie interviews Leo Venus

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"Subconsciously you get conditioned throughout your childhood [to connect with meat and masculinity. It's a belief I had until I started looking into the research.

"I always thought meat was an essential part of the diet, and if you wanted to be strong, and you wanted to be athletic - it was just one of those things.

"Obviously we all know when we eat meat that we're eating animals but I used to think 'I love animals but I have to eat them'."

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