This message was originally published and delivered on March 18th 2016.
We shall see if he does adopts any of the suggestions. Original post is here:
Dear Former California Governor, Bodybuilding Fitness Icon, and Hollywood Blockbuster Movie Star, Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger,
VeganShift is pleased to hear you acknowledge that those who seek an awesome physique and fitness level can thrive and reach gains while consuming a 100% plant-strong vegan diet. We are positively impressed that you have also chosen to weigh in on the critical conversation of the climate change crisis. The documentary film, Cowspiracy, has skyrocketed the collective consciousness of this glaring and most pressing omission that animal agriculture is the leading human activity contributing the pollution and deforestation driving climate change. A foundational vegan shift in consciousness and behavior is the single-most, far-reaching and effective action in the climate change solutions mix, yet it is not presently even offered as a solution by mainstream climate change and environmental and/or wildlife conservation organizations. In addition, AUM Films follow-up film, “What the Health?” was just released and “Plant Powered Nation”, “Forks Over Knives”, and “A Delicate Balance” have all exposed the fantastic health implications of a body powered by plants. The documentary films, “Earthlings”, and “Unity” make the crucial and greater connection to the complexity that is vegan consciousness.
Speaking as a desert storm era US Air Force veteran, my branch of service slogan was “Aim High”. Your dynamic accomplishments demonstrate that you are unequivocally an “Aim High” kind of guy. Surely you would never suggest to those who come to your Arnold Fitness Classic event to “Aim low.” With all due respect, your recent public declaration that “People will buy into supporting Meatless Mondays” could go much further in addressing the actual scope of the problem. Meat is not the problem. Animal Agriculture extends well beyond meat production. Speciesism, enabling animal use as property, which ultimately established animal agriculture, is the problem. Our entire social foundations are built on the backs of animals to the degree that even the sidewalks contain pig bones. While change is indeed most often incremental, wouldn’t you agree that the ask must be for the actual necessary goal we seek? When “The Arnold” talks, people listen. People can, will and do “buy into” a vegan shift when framed correctly and empowerment policy and programs are provided. A Vegan Options Daily policy ensuring equivalently delicious and nutritious vegan foods, and functional, plant-based alternative products are available, affordable and accessible everywhere is the message framing and infrastructure development that can ultimately empower a rapid world vegan shift.
Your expo is now on every populated continent on Earth. Please, ask those you have the power to influence globally to “Aim High” and heal our home with a clear, simple and easy, step-by-step vegan challenge, instead of asking them to “Aim low” with a “Meatless Monday” suggestion that does not get to the root of the disconnected, systemically violent and unsustainable climate change causing behaviors. We must ask everyone to aim for a vegan goal and build the bridges and pathways to a brighter and better future with peace, consciousness, consistency, strength, honor, and integrity. There are several websites and resources attached below for your convenience. Finally, we are more than happy to assist you in implementing a successful vegan empowerment program and we have even drafted a Vegan Options Daily Resolution that is ready for roll out everywhere. Thank you in advance for your support.
“Aim High,” Arnold with Vegan Options Daily!
With love, hope and respect,
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