In an open letter, Four-time NBA champion John Salley has called on First Lady Michelle Obama to take PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 30-day vegan pledge.
According to Salley, her doing so would “set an example for families across the country.”
“I am writing to you as a father, athlete, wellness advocate, and enthusiastic champion of a vegan diet to encourage you to take a New Year’s 30-day veg pledge through PETA”, the letter begins. “Take it from me: I’ve been vegetarian since 1990, and vegan since 2008. I credit my plant-based diet with giving me the energy and stamina to help carry my teams to four NBA championship wins.”
Salley continues; “As you have demonstrated through your Let’s Move! initiative with efforts like FNV, wellness is a top priority for you as a national leader and as a parent. Vegan eating is not just a slam dunk for human health; it’s also the most effective way to combat climate change, according to a 2010 report by the United Nations.”
Salley finishes by saying that; “I urge you to set an example for families all across the country by committing to going vegan for 30 days in 2016. By taking the pledge during your final year serving as First Lady, you will send a clear message to Americans that going vegan is one of the best things a person can do for their health, for animals, and for the environment. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration.
The full open letter can be found by clicking here.