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  2. Dec 30, 2019

Super Inspiring: 13-Year-Old Vegan Hero and Saving Dogs in Michigan

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Josie is just 13 years old, but she’s already saving lives and making the world a better place!

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Before the calendar flips to 2020, this super-inspiring teen joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll for a special episode of The Exam Room™ to share her astonishing story. The young vegan spotted a cage on the side of the road. On the outside was a sign reading “Free Bacon.” On the inside was a tiny abandoned pig. 

Josie knew she didn’t stumble across a meal, she stumbled across a friend who would soon have a new home and a new name, Franny.

Their story has captured the hearts of thousands, and now Josie is working tirelessly to help rescue other animals while spreading awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Her efforts are similar to the work being done in Michigan where lawmakers are working to outlaw painful experiments on dogs. Chuck is joined by Kristie Sullivan, vice president of research policy at the Physicians Committee, to get an update on our efforts in the state and where things stand with the groundbreaking legislation.

We need your help to continue our work in 2020! From ending animal cruelty to lifesaving research for human health to educating thousands of doctors on nutrition, we cannot do this without your support!

Thanks to some very generous members of the Physicians Committee, up to the first $500,000 donated until Jan. 1 will automatically be matched dollar-for-dollar during the December Matching Gift Challenge! That means your generous contribution will automatically be doubled and help twice as much!

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