In the spirit of Meatless Mondays, I thought I would share this email I received from Bob Harper with you. Of course, I would like to think that I am the only one who received a personal email from Bob, my favorite Biggest Loser Trainer, but that would be a bit delusional :). Bob is the spokesperson for this year’s Farm Sanctuary Walk, here is the email he sent to me….and a few others!
You may know me best from “The Biggest Loser,” the NBC show where I’m one of the trainers who works with people to make changes in their diets and to lose weight. If you’ve seen the show, you probably have an idea of how passionate I am about helping others make healthy choices.
But what you might not know about me is that I’m also personally committed to making compassionate choices and that I have signed on as the national spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 Walk for Farm Animals.
Take it from me: Walking is great exercise; but it’s even better when it raises awareness about an important issue and funds for a good cause — farm animal protection.
Every day, farm animals on factory farms are confined under extremely cruel conditions. Animals in confinement can’t walk. They can’t even turn around or fully stretch their limbs — ever. Billions of suffering farm animals so desperately need our help, and that’s why I’m reaching out to ask you to participate in the Walk for Farm Animals this fall.
Please, support the Walkthis year to raise critically needed awareness and funds to stop these cruel practices. Join me in sending a message that every animal, including farm animals, deserves protection. Join the Walk and take action to end their suffering.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Come out and walk! Find a local Walk in your area and start collecting pledges of support.
2. Organize a Walk! If there’s no Walk in your area, and you’d like to go the extra mile by bringing one to your town, it’s not too late to sign up as a coordinator.
3. Make a donation! Walk funds help make Farm Sanctuary’s critical work for farm animals possible, so please make a contribution today.
When we support the Walk and really get moving for a great cause this fall, all of us, including farm animals, will be the biggest winners.
Yours in health and compassion,
2010 Walk for Farm Animals Spokesperson
I have also included a Farm Sanctuary video. It showcases some of their animals and it is really peaceful. It makes me long for a simpler life. I hope you enjoy it.
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