Peta2 Libby Awards

Peta2 recently had their “Libby” awards. Check their press release below:

SKATER NYJAH HUSTON, VANS VOTED NO. 1 IN FIRST-EVER PETA2 LIBBY AWARDS

Animal-Friendly Skateboarder, Skate-Shoe Maker Coast to Victory

Thanks to peta2, the world’s largest youth animal rights organization, skateboarding enthusiasts recently had the opportunity to vote for their favorite skateboarder and favorite skate-shoe company in peta2’s first-ever “Libby Awards (Libby is for “liberation) for animal-friendly people and things. The following are the 2006 winners in each category:

Best Vegetarian Athlete: Nyjah Huston

Nyjah placed eighth overall in the tough men’s street-skateboarding competition at the X Games last year and has racked up wins at the Am Getting Paid in MontrĂ©al and the Tampa Am. Nyjah’s amazing skills on his board are matched only by his commitment to a healthful and humane vegan diet, making him an odds-on favorite with peta2’s more than 190,000 Street Teamers. Runners-up include Taj Mihelich, Nicolas Muller, Anastasia Ashley, and American Misfits—Ted, Nate, and Laban.

Best Vegan Skate Shoe: Vans’ Rowley XL III

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just someone who lives to skate, chances are you’ve got a pair of Vans between your feet and your board. Because it’s leather-free, the Rowley XL III didn’t cost a cow an arm and a leg. Emerica’s Templeton 4, Macbeth’s Bonham, Lakai’s Relay, and Etnies’ Kingpin were runners-up.