George Blake runs Ewerts Warehouse Sized Pet Store, and last Friday (Mar. 21), he began a 40-day hunger strike to raise awareness for abandoned birds, fish, and reptiles.
Blake whose 18-year-old son is fasting with him currently weighs 240 pounds, and expects to lose 60 pounds by the finish date, May 1.
Although he cites weight loss, lowered blood-pressure, and mental clarity as fasting benefits, Blake insists, This isnt for health reasons, its to let people know they can bring their unwanted animals to pet stores.
This isnt the first hunger strike for Blake and his boy in 2006, they went 39-and-a-half days without food in the Arizona desert for spiritual reasons.
Still, he admits, I talked to my doctor about it. He thinks Im crazy.
During the fast, Blake will also be writing songs about animal abandonment for his band, Dark Knight, with a pet store performance planned for May 3.
For Blakes daily dish, check out ewertspets.com.
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