In an open letter to Michelle Obama dated December 29, 2015, four-time NBA champion John Salley asked that the First Lady Take People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s 30-Day veg pledge to “set an example for families across the country.” Himself a vegan since 2008, Salley states in his letter that “going vegan is one of the best things a person can do for their health, for animals, and for the environment,” while urging Obama to consider going vegan as part of her wellness efforts as a national leader and parent in her final year in office. When asked about the inspiration behind the letter, the athlete, father, wine producer and vegan advocate—and host of a new vegan show titled The Big V with John Salley—said that “if you scream to the top of the mountain, the people in the middle will hear you.”
Photo courtesy of PETA
Want more of today’s best plant-based news, recipes, and lifestyle?
Get our award-winning magazine!