Hockey tough-guys are often bathed in the stereotype of being brain-dead meatheads. However, those of us who are the least bit familiar with hockey in Edmonton already know Georges for his dedication to the community and have seen him exercise his intelligence and compassion in a number of ways. Chalk up another point for Laraque as he’s spent the summer embarking on a vegan lifestyle. The change came about after watching the documentary Earthlings.
“It’s unconscionable what’s happening to animals in this country and the way we treat animals we eat. … I realized I had to make some big changes. … I’ve lost some weight, but I’ve been working with a really great nutritionist and I’ve never had this much energy” – Georges Laraque
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