Clinical Psychologist & Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland

Since turning vegan over 35 years ago Ive managed to obtain a doctorate from the University of Oxford, sustain a career thats seen me hold three different professorial appointments, compete at national and international level as a judo player and participate at a recreational level in something like 30 different sports ranging from multi-sports like decathlon and triathlon to marathon running. Im now nearly 60, still competing, and still the same weight as in my early 20s. As a pilot, Im able to obtain a class 1 medical certificate during my regular checkups. Being vegan hasnt disadvantaged me either intellectually or physically but what it has done has enabled me to feel OK about the creatures with whom we share the planet, and happy in the knowledge that they dont have to suffer so that I can indulge my appetites.