Answer: Bob Harper as the spokesperson for this year’s Farm Animal Sanctuary Walk!
Yes, one of America’s favorite trainers is taking the lead in this year’s Walk for Farm Animals. This annual walk raises money for life saving rescues of abused farm animals and raises awareness about the cruel and deplorable conditions endured by factory farmed animals. Jimmy and I adopted June (InPerspire’s mascot) and my Mom, Dad, and Jimmy adopted Melvin, the goat, for me for my birthday as a way to help two of the rescued Farm Sanctuary animals.
It seems that Bob Harper, a vegetarian, and one who is in VERY good shape, is passionate about keeping both people and animals healthy.
“Getting and staying physically fit is a lot easier when you have a powerful motivation, and I can’t think of a better reason to get moving this fall than to raise vital funds and awareness for farm animals,” said Harper.
“When I think about the billions of sensitive, intelligent beings who are confined and mistreated on factory farms to produce foods linked with obesity, heart disease, cancer, and stroke — that is all the motivation I need to make healthier, more conscientious choices. I am honored to be the national spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals.”
Jimmy and I have registered for the October 2nd walk in St. Louis because, as the Farm Santuary motto states, “A Compassionate World Begins With You”. Here is a statement by Gene Bauer, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, about why Farm Sanctuary is so important:
“Animals raised for food in the U.S. spend their entire lives in filth and darkness, kept in such severe confinement they cannot turn around, lie down or extend their limbs,” said Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. “No one likes cruelty and when people learn about the abusive conditions inside factory farms, they are appalled and a growing number are getting active to raise awareness about these intolerable cruelties and put an end to the unnecessary suffering. For nearly 25 years, Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals has provided a forum for people from all walks of life to spread a powerful message of compassion for farm animals in their own cities and hometowns. The exponential growth of the Walks is a very positive sign. This year, we are thrilled to have Bob Harper’s support as our national spokesperson for the 2010 Walk for Farm Animals. Bob is as passionate about animal protection as he is about health and fitness, and with his support, the biggest winners this year will be farm animals.”
Going meatless each Monday is definitely a step in the right direction, but if you would like to also support factory farmed animals by being a part of the 2010 Walk for Farm Animals that would be two, three, four steps in the right direction.
“With his brand new four-disc DVD series called Inside Out Method, Bob is no longer the nice one! 30 Day Shred… cake walk. Inside Out Method Cardio Conditioning with Bob is the MOST INTENSE workout I have ever done from a DVD!”.
Coming from Erica, this is serious :). I have not tried the dvds yet, but I plan to because who would pass up a butt kicking workout from a guy who also loves animals? Definitely not me.
Have a peaceful and compassionate Monday. It’s a new day, a new week, and a new chance at being the best you possible.
P.S. Here is the result of our Audrey Hepburn Spinach Lasagna: