The celebrated racer went vegetarian at the age of six, when she realized that meat was made from animals. "I wasn't going to eat my friends," she stated in a recent interview.
Munter has big plans for her time on the track, and hopes to engage millions of fans about the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. "My next race car we are raising funds for now is a Fueled by Veggies race car that will have fruits and vegetables all over it and will be calling to action race fans to try Meatless Mondays."
When not racing, Munter spends her time speaking at events to help raise awareness of the environmental impact of animal agriculture.
"Everyone is focused on fossil fuels, but more greenhouse gas emissions come from raising animals for food than all of the planes, trains, cars, trucks, ships, and all forms of fossil fuel based transportation put together. We need to help people understand that the food on their dinner plates has a big effect on their carbon footprint."
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