Written by Michelle Kretzer
Joan Jett is nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but she's already snagged one coveted award: PETA's Nanci Alexander Activist Award. The top-notch animal advocate for whom the award is named is also the proud owner of one of South Florida's premier vegan eateries, Sublime. Every year, celebrities and PETA supporters pack Sublime and celebrate one dedicated advocate—and Joan is well deserving of the honor.
She's been working to end animal suffering for years, including launching PETA's vegetarian/vegan starter kit at newsstands in New York City, protesting McDonald's cruel chicken-slaughter methods, and recording a rocking video vegetarian testimonial. She even used this opportunity to unveil yet another PETA campaign: her new vegetarian ad.
Joan's new PETA ad is just like her: smart, hip, and animal-friendly.
Fellow animal-friendly rocker Iggy Pop presented Joan with her award amid a rousing chorus of cheers and applause. "If there's anything I love more than rock 'n' roll, it's animals," said a smiling Joan.
Iggy Pop and Joan Jett rocked the party.
And Joan wasn't the day's only winner: Spanish-language TV host Marco Antonio Regil picked up a "One Can Make a Difference" Award for his efforts to promote vegan eating.
Telemundo star Pablo Azar congratulates Marco.
He recently narrated Paul McCartney's meat industry exposé "Glass Walls" in Spanish, making it accessible for Spanish speakers around the world.
The Rock and Roll of Fame's Class of 2012
has been announced, and animal-friendly stars will be
boogieing in. The Red Hot Chili Peppers earned a spot, but we're wondering if
this honor could top the Sexiest Vegetarian of 2008 title that Anthony Kiedis snagged. We'll call it
a wash. Guns N' Roses was gunning for a spot and rose to the occasion too. We
hope the awards ceremony will be fur-free, since Duff McKagan
will be in attendance.
said about having his handsome mug on the new PETA postage
really rocks: "I am delighted beyond words to be a PETA postage stamp. The
rise and rise of PETA is the rise of common sense in modern society. Join the
aims of PETA and join a better world."
Other celebs are rocking the Twitterverse with their
awesome animal-friendly tweets:
We love what Eliza Dushku
said about Forks Over Knives,
the documentary that is
changing the way Americans eat.
Maybe Emily Blunt
watched it? She was spotted at the California vegan restaurant Café Gratitude.
We've been watching
adorable Fivel Stewart
sporting our "Adopt,
Don't Buy" tee
on the YouTube channel that
she shares with brother, Booboo.
Guess respect for animals runs in the family.
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