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Leilani Munter fans will soon cheer her on as she drives her VegNation race car meant to promote a vegetarian diet for better health for people, the planet and animals.

But it will take more than a pro-veg banner on a race car to convince fans to go meatless.

They eventually will have to taste a veggie burger, sausage link or faux deli slice themselves.

“Obviously I know I’m not going to turn the NASCAR community vegan by doing this car,” the 37-year-old Munter said.

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Leilani Munter has an Earth Day interview with VegNews magazine, one of the three sponsors behind her new VegNation race car to promote plant-based eating among NASCAR fans and more.

Munter realizes that a job as professional race car driver isn’t the most environmentally friendly one.

But just as the world grows closer and closer to running motorized vehicles on eco-friendly fuel (even those that run at 200 mph), Munter continues to do her part by educating fans of the environment, leaving recycling bins at the track, and of course, adhering to a plant-based diet.

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Leilani Munter. Credit: Alan Moore

Leilani Munter has commended Harris Teter for its decision to end gestation crates for its pork suppliers.

The supermarket chain joins at least 50 other food companies like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Kroger is making the change the impacts the welfare of these farm animals.

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Leilani Munter will soon circle the racetrack at over 100 miles per hour in a car that advertises the plant-based lifestyle.

Munter has partnered with 1% for the Planet, VegNews Magazine and Wildlife Works to get obtain the “VegNation” racecar.

The vegetarian driver will use the car to encourage fans to adopt more meatless meals in their diet for their health, animal health and human health.

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Leilani Munter is NASCAR’s green star.

A vegetarian with a background in Biology, she’s well aware of the consequences of meat consumption on the environment and is always doing her part to campaign for more eco-friendly lifestyles, such as her campaigns to get renewable fuels into race cars and recycling tubs at every track.

She’s now getting ready to promote Meatless Monday to her fans.

She’s sure to win more over with her Wild Mushroom Risotto, featured in the July/August issue of the Humane Society of the United State’s All Animals magazine.

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Race car driver Spencer Pumpelly has been a vegetarian for almost a decade and a vegan for about a year of that time. After seeing Farm Sanctuary’s co-founder Gene Baur in the film Forks Over Knives, Pumpelly decided to get in touch with the haven for abused and neglected farm animals to show his support.

Spencer Pumpelly

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Leilani Munter. Credit: Phil Cavali, TheHotLap.com

“There is nothing to prepare you for seeing it in person. I saw these beautiful dolphins being driven into the cove, and they came out dead bodies.”

Leilani Munter, race car driver and activist who’s traveling back and forth from the U.S. to Taiji, Japan, home of “The Cove,” and an annual roundup of dolphins, many of which are killed for meat. Previously, Leilani said the fishermen didn’t kill as long as the activists were around. Unfortunately, things have taken a turn for the worst as on Monday and Tuesday, several dolphins were slaughtered in front of her eyes.

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“The race fans forgive me for being an environmentalist because I have a race car. That’s why they’re listening to me; I have a race car underneath me. If I was just a biology graduate, trying to ask them to do these things, I don’t think any of them would hear me.”

Leilani Munter, to the Department of Energy, on how she is able to connect with NASCAR fans on environmental issues and not turn them off by stereotypes of environmentalists and vegetarians.

In the ARCA race on September 30th, Munter will drive a car sponsored by Operation Free, a group of military veterans who advocate energy independence and action on climate change.

via The Pitch

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