Written by Alisa Mullins
star Daniella Monet
unveiled her new ad for peta2—in which she encourages young people to let fish off the hook by not eating them—at a star-studded reception at the wildly
popular all-vegan Sublime restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday.
an interview that can be viewed on peta2.com, Monet explains why she went vegetarian at the age of 5: "I went to a dude
ranch with my family, and I asked a lot of questions. And I got answers that I
probably needed to hear." As for people who say that they're "vegetarian"
but still eat fish? "Fish aren't veggies," she says. "Fish have
feelings, too, and fish are trying to live a life as well." She adds, "You
don't need fish. Let the fish swim with the mermaids."
also presented 12-year-old Rose
McCoy—a lifelong vegan and animal rights defender—with the Nanci Alexander Activist
Award, named for the owner of Sublime and a longtime PETA member. Among Rose's
many accomplishments, she has spoken (remember—she's 12) at a McDonald's annual meeting
and at New York City Council meetings, has formed an animal rights club, and
donates a portion of her cat-sitting money to PETA's spay/neuter mobile clinics.
in attendance were Mexican soap star Pablo Azar, who showed off his dramatic new anti-circus PETA ad, and NY Ink star Ami James, who did likewise with a new ad starring himself and his adorable dog, Bella.
other stars lending glamour to the festivities was model and TV host Elisabetta Canalis, a vocal animal advocate who would rather go naked than wear fur and who memorably locked herself in a sweltering car last summer to illustrate
the need to protect dogs
from the heat.
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.
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