Written by Jeff Mackey
Visiting Washington, D.C., to give a motivational speech, the
dynamic Jillian Michaels—one of the nation's top fitness
gurus and star of NBC's The Biggest Loser—gave another motivational speech, this one in behalf of horses. Jillian visited Capitol
Hill while on her tour Maximize Your Life and secured pledges from Sens. Barbara Boxer (seen below, with
Jillian) and Dianne Feinstein of California to cosponsor a bill to ban the
slaughter of tens of thousands of U.S. horses (including prize-winning former
thoroughbreds) by the shameless
horse-meat industry. Jillian's meeting with Sen. Boxer was in a hallway near where the legislator
had to rush to the floor for a vote, but so many Hill visitors (including teen
tourists, interns, and lobbyists) mobbed Jillian that she and PETA Vice President Dan Mathews had to
retreat to Sen. Boxer's office to discuss the issues.
Besides saving horses, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, would also prevent toxic horse meat—it's routinely treated with a carcinogenic
drug that can cause liver failure in humans—from entering the food supply. The
bill, which would ban horse slaughter in the U.S. as well as the grotesquely
cruel live export of horses for meat, has gained momentum following the proposed
White House budget that would pull federal funding from inspections for U.S. horse-slaughter plants at a time when some states, including New Mexico, are trying to start up horse slaughterhouses again.
How You Can Help
Please join Jillian Michaels in urging your legislators to cosponsor and support the SAFE Act.
Written by PETA
As one of America's toughest trainers, The Biggest Loser's Bob Harper is hardcore. He's taken 100 pounds off a man in a mere seven weeks (remember Rudy?), breaks contestants down and builds them back up during Last Chance Workouts, and gives us the skinny with his Trainer Tips on NBC. Now he's focused on challenging the country to a 24-hour vegan cleanse.
Bob's latest tweet reads, "Your Challenge today is to go the next 24 hours, starting now eliminating ALL animal products. Good for your heart AND the environment!!"
Go vegan? But how? Well, in the famed words of Bob himself, "Just stop talking and do it!" Or, you know, a vegetarian/vegan starter kit works just as well.
Written by Christine Doré
As an obsessed fan of The Biggest Loser, I just about jumped out off the couch last night when America's toughest trainer Jillian Michaels walked onscreen wearing PETA's ever popular "Fight Breedism" T-shirt.
For the whole first half of the show, while the contestants were filming in Washington D.C., Jillian rocked the compassionate message across her perfect abs—even during the workout! Jillian is one of the most inspirational women on television and knowing that she is fighting against obesity and animal homelessness rocks my world!
My Jillian-mania escalated to even greater higher heights when she took the winners of the challenge to Subway for lunch and told the crowd that she recommends the vegetarian sub because it's her favorite. Fellow trainer Bob Harper is already vegetarian, so I'm beginning to see a pattern here … no wonder they look so good.
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