Strongest Man’s Thanksgiving Message

Published by PETA.

Patrik Baboumian Open Letter

In a Facebook post, strongman Patrik Baboumian is asking for one thing this holiday season:

Dear friends in the US,

In a few days you are going to celebrate Thanksgiving and if I may ask you for your attention I would like to make a suggestion this year.

Why don’t use the opportunity and thank someone that has done labour for the whole human race for thousands of years.

Someone that has helped us as a species to come to where we are today.
Someone whose labour, tears, sweat and blood has been the price for our development as a society.

I’m not talking about Jesus Christ. I’m not even talking about a person.

I’m talking about the animals that we have used as our pets, as food, as our slaves on farms, as the victims of our scientific experimentation in laboratories, as clothing and even as subjects for our mere entertainment even if entertainment means just to kill them for sport for thousands of years.

Without the suffering of all those animals, we would not be where we are now.

So isn’t it time to give something back? I really think it is!

If you agree please consider giving the whole animal kingdom a holiday from slavery just for one month.

Go vegan for a month and give something back to those who we owe so much to.

Because animals do not have a voice to speak for themselves I’m asking you on their behalf.

Sincerely yours,

Patrik Baboumian

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