By Joe McFarlane
A vegan advocate crawled a mile on her hands and feet to challenge her endurance and raise awareness for the suffering of factory-farmed animals.
Fitness instructor Taylor La Force began a new series of endurance challenges that all last a mile, to highlight the prolonged suffering of factory-farmed animals.
Taylor, 24, went to La Jolla Beach, California, to carry out the gruelling task of the one-mile bear crawl.
The crawl took its toll on Taylor as she had to pause several times to collect herself before carrying on.
After finally completing the mile in 46 minutes, Taylor looked exhausted and in pain after the stamina test.
Taylor explained that she was doing these challenges was to highlight the compassion that all living beings should share and embrace.
Taylor said: “Bear crawling one mile was a tribute to our four-legged friends and seemed pretty damn brutal.
“It doesn’t come close to the amount of suffering that factory-farmed animals experience on a daily basis, but I knew it would be challenging and entertaining.
“On a scale of 1-10, the pain was probably an eight.
“After I had finished, I felt at peace and confident that my partner and I had done something impactful and were about to create something that would really change the way people think about what they put on their plate.
“We’re all animals and my message was to draw the comparison between all living beings, human and animal alike, to show that we all have the same basic drives and deserve the same respect.”