It’s been a busy week preparing for Animal Rights Day. I’m an animal advocate and I’m following my daughter’s footsteps. I love how she gets involved with doing something, rather than just talking.
Let me start by saying I love people. I work with people and love to promote a healthy lifestyle. That’s why I’m a certified fitness instructor and I teach dance.
I also love animals. It grieves my heart to see the cruelty inflicted on innocent, helpless animals who cannot speak for themselves.
I also love this world and believe we should be good stewards, to care for this planet that God made.
For these three reasons I eat and promote a plant-based lifestyle.
We handed out pamphlets at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Throughout the day there were four expert panel discussions, free delicious vegan food being served, lots of info available and we had shown three pertinent films on the preceding evenings at both campuses. Forks over Knives, Maximum Tolerated Dose and Blackfish.
The event ended with our keynote speaker, Jo-Anne McArthur, world renowned animal rights photographer, and producer of the highly acclaimed documentary Ghosts in our Machine. Her message was both heartwarming and heartbreaking. If you have a chance to see this excellent film, you will get a glimpse of what this remarkable woman does and the passion that drives her.
It was a pleasure to work with this dedicated and compassionate team for a worthy and urgent cause. Bob, on my left, is the tenacious and warmhearted organizer.
Eat veggies for the health of it!
Have you tried meatless Mondays?