Bob Harper of NBC’s Biggest Loser is now the Farm Sanctuary’s National Spokesperson for the 2010 Walk for Farm Animals. Cities across the country will hold Walks for Farm Animals over the course of the next month.
From a press release I received Tuesday –
“” Thanks in part to (Harper’s) star-power, the annual event has gained a record-breaking 78 participating cities across the U.S. and Canada (up 10 from last year) and a steadily growing list of registrants (nearly double last year’s participants), making the 2010 Walk for Farm Animals the largest organized North American event for farm animals in history. “”
“” “The astounding growth of the Walk for Farm Animals is an encouraging sign that we are getting closer to the day when agribusiness’ treatment of living, breathing animals like unfeeling machinery is a thing of the past,” said (Farm Sanctuary’s President and Co-Founder Gene Baur). “Through the vast resources of the Internet, undercover investigations, public education campaigns and popular films like ‘Food Inc.,’ people are learning in record numbers about the intolerable abuse, neglect and confinement endured by billions of animals raised for food on factory farms throughout North America, and they are increasingly rejecting these abhorrent practices in favor of mercy and compassion. No one likes cruelty to animals and the Walk provides a terrific opportunity to spread a message of hope for farm animals in your own hometown.” “”
You can also go to this LINK for a longer interview with Harper.
For more information, go to WalkForFarmAnimals.org.