Buff Brighton security worker looking to be country's sexiest vegan

Buff security worker looking to be country's sexiest vegan

Buff security worker looking to be country's sexiest vegan

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Vegans are not really renowned for being sexy – until now.

Buff Brighton security worker Seth Taggart, 40, has made it to the final of PETA’s Sexiest Vegan competition for 2014.

The animal rights charity has been on the search for good-looking vegans who demonstrate an enthusiasm in promoting the dietary choice.

Mr Taggart, who is one of four male finalists in this year’s competition, has been a vegan for 19 years and ditched animal products over concerns about the behaviour of the meat industry.


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Now a proud animal rights advocate, he tries to inspire others to adopt a “healthy and compassionate” diet by posting links on his Facebook page to articles about veganism.

He said: “I can’t resist vegan yoghurt.

“If there are ten in the fridge, they are gone.”

When asked by PETAbosses what animal he would choose to be, he said: “A rhino, because I’m short-sighted, bad-tempered, chunky, vegan and covered in body armour.”

If Mr Taggart is crowned Britain’s Sexiest Vegan, he will scoop a night for two and lunch at the Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel in Grasmere, Cumbria, plus a vegan dinner for two at the town’s elegant Zeffirellis restaurant.

Yvonne Taylor, of PETA, said: “Compassion for others is not only a sign of strength but also a big turn-on.

“Everyone who entered this contest is a winner because they know that the best thing that people can do for animals, the planet and their own health is to go vegan.”

Voting for the finalists will run from April 2 to 11.

The winner will be announced on April 15.

For more information on Mr Taggart and links to the voting page, visit the website www.peta.org.uk.

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1:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

DC78 says...

He might be buff, but maybe if he wasn't vegan, he might be able to stand up and flex his muscles rather than clinging onto a dog to support his wearing muscles due to lack of protein?
He might be buff, but maybe if he wasn't vegan, he might be able to stand up and flex his muscles rather than clinging onto a dog to support his wearing muscles due to lack of protein? DC78
  • Score: -3

1:32pm Fri 4 Apr 14

DC78 says...

This is for "animal rights"? Good luck releasing a lion into the wild and demanding it has to be a vegan from then on. It's first meal will be your face.
This is for "animal rights"? Good luck releasing a lion into the wild and demanding it has to be a vegan from then on. It's first meal will be your face. DC78
  • Score: -1

1:36pm Fri 4 Apr 14

tykemison says...

The man gives up eating meat as he cares about the treatment of animals and is obviously a caring compassionate man and the first comment on here is the polar opposite, I say well done Mr Taggart and good luck!
The man gives up eating meat as he cares about the treatment of animals and is obviously a caring compassionate man and the first comment on here is the polar opposite, I say well done Mr Taggart and good luck! tykemison
  • Score: 6

2:30pm Fri 4 Apr 14

SpiderMeringue says...

What's he about to do to that dog?! o_O
What's he about to do to that dog?! o_O SpiderMeringue
  • Score: 4

3:10pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bugzy84 says...

I'm not against veganism, it's a healthy way to live, I just like the taste of bacon too much.
The one thing that does annoy me tho is most vegans I've met have always introduced themselves "Hi, I'm John, I'm vegan"
If this is the most important thing you want people to know about you first then you must be pretty boring and by pointing this out kind of feels like you want people to think you're better than them, when in fact most of us are thinking 'what a di*k'

conclusion - Vegan diet = good, vegan people = di*ks
I'm not against veganism, it's a healthy way to live, I just like the taste of bacon too much. The one thing that does annoy me tho is most vegans I've met have always introduced themselves "Hi, I'm John, I'm vegan" If this is the most important thing you want people to know about you first then you must be pretty boring and by pointing this out kind of feels like you want people to think you're better than them, when in fact most of us are thinking 'what a di*k' conclusion - Vegan diet = good, vegan people = di*ks Bugzy84
  • Score: 4

3:12pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bugzy84 says...

I'm not against veganism, it's a healthy way to live, I just like the taste of bacon too much.
The one thing that does annoy me tho is most vegans I've met have always introduced themselves "Hi, I'm John, I'm vegan"
If this is the most important thing you want people to know about you first then you must be pretty boring and by pointing this out kind of feels like you want people to think you're better than them, when in fact most of us are thinking 'what a di*k'
I'm not against veganism, it's a healthy way to live, I just like the taste of bacon too much. The one thing that does annoy me tho is most vegans I've met have always introduced themselves "Hi, I'm John, I'm vegan" If this is the most important thing you want people to know about you first then you must be pretty boring and by pointing this out kind of feels like you want people to think you're better than them, when in fact most of us are thinking 'what a di*k' Bugzy84
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Fri 4 Apr 14

brighton-breezy says...

I was hosing a dinner party a few weeks ago and we got on to the subject of veganism, a guest joked, 'what's the easiest way to tell if someone is vegan?'
'don't worry' he said, 'they will soon tell you!'
I was hosing a dinner party a few weeks ago and we got on to the subject of veganism, a guest joked, 'what's the easiest way to tell if someone is vegan?' 'don't worry' he said, 'they will soon tell you!' brighton-breezy
  • Score: 2

4:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

tykemison says...

brighton-breezy wrote:
I was hosing a dinner party a few weeks ago and we got on to the subject of veganism, a guest joked, 'what's the easiest way to tell if someone is vegan?'
'don't worry' he said, 'they will soon tell you!'
Is this a new middle class trend, hosing your guests as they eat their pretentious meal?
[quote][p][bold]brighton-breezy[/bold] wrote: I was hosing a dinner party a few weeks ago and we got on to the subject of veganism, a guest joked, 'what's the easiest way to tell if someone is vegan?' 'don't worry' he said, 'they will soon tell you!'[/p][/quote]Is this a new middle class trend, hosing your guests as they eat their pretentious meal? tykemison
  • Score: -1

10:21pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Levent says...

The fact that he got so far in the competition sort of speaks for itself doesn't it!?

I'll tuck into to my next steak with a new found zest after seeing this BOZO!
The fact that he got so far in the competition sort of speaks for itself doesn't it!? I'll tuck into to my next steak with a new found zest after seeing this BOZO! Levent
  • Score: -1

1:19am Sat 5 Apr 14

KarenT says...

Bugzy84 wrote:
I'm not against veganism, it's a healthy way to live, I just like the taste of bacon too much.
The one thing that does annoy me tho is most vegans I've met have always introduced themselves "Hi, I'm John, I'm vegan"
If this is the most important thing you want people to know about you first then you must be pretty boring and by pointing this out kind of feels like you want people to think you're better than them, when in fact most of us are thinking 'what a di*k'
I have yet to meet a vegan or veggie or ANYONE who has a diet that has any sort of restrictions introduce themselves in that way. I actually don't believe anyone would do unless they were about 11.
[quote][p][bold]Bugzy84[/bold] wrote: I'm not against veganism, it's a healthy way to live, I just like the taste of bacon too much. The one thing that does annoy me tho is most vegans I've met have always introduced themselves "Hi, I'm John, I'm vegan" If this is the most important thing you want people to know about you first then you must be pretty boring and by pointing this out kind of feels like you want people to think you're better than them, when in fact most of us are thinking 'what a di*k'[/p][/quote]I have yet to meet a vegan or veggie or ANYONE who has a diet that has any sort of restrictions introduce themselves in that way. I actually don't believe anyone would do unless they were about 11. KarenT
  • Score: 1

12:38pm Sat 5 Apr 14

barb.tren says...

This is not about Veganism. If readers have issues with vegans then they should direct their nasty comments to the many Vegan and Animal rights groups in the city where there will be people only too willing to enter into meaningful debate. But looking at what they said I doubt very much whether they would have the intellect to engage in that it must be all the dead bodies they eat !!!!!!!
Instead this is about a personal trainer who has devoted his life to rescuing the dogs that no-one wants and chooses to live his life without having to take another life to do so.
So instead of all the negativity let's just support him as a representitive of this diverse and accepting city in which we live
This is not about Veganism. If readers have issues with vegans then they should direct their nasty comments to the many Vegan and Animal rights groups in the city where there will be people only too willing to enter into meaningful debate. But looking at what they said I doubt very much whether they would have the intellect to engage in that it must be all the dead bodies they eat !!!!!!! Instead this is about a personal trainer who has devoted his life to rescuing the dogs that no-one wants and chooses to live his life without having to take another life to do so. So instead of all the negativity let's just support him as a representitive of this diverse and accepting city in which we live barb.tren
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Sun 6 Apr 14

NathanAdler says...

I am cringing for this male. He looks like a garden gnome.
I am cringing for this male. He looks like a garden gnome. NathanAdler
  • Score: 0

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