(US/wa) Victorious vegan
- Sporting the beard of an outdoorsman, his feet worn by weeks on the
trail, Josh Garrett happily devoured various vegan dishes at Wayward
Cafe in Seattle’s University District.
Just a few days prior, Garrett broke the known record for completing
the Pacific Crest Trail hike in an effort to raise awareness about the
treatment of livestock in the American industrial food system.
Garrett’s journey raised about $8,000 for Mercy For Animals (MFA), an
organization that raises awareness about animal cruelty and sends
undercover operatives to document what goes on in slaughterhouses.
Naturally, a strict vegan diet fueled his trek. Garrett, a California
native and avid hiker since his younger days, turned vegan roughly 18
months prior to the Pacific Crest endeavor. He said he made the change
after forging relationships with turkeys that his girlfriend Karen had
saved from Thanksgiving butchery.