Written by Michelle Kretzer
all due respect to the Piano
Man, I don't really
agree that the sinners have more fun than the saints. Most North Dakotans don't
either—their state boasts the second-highest percentage of Christians in the nation.
PETA saw that statistic, we had an epiphany (if you'll pardon the pun) and
decided that we should erect this billboard in North Dakota:
Photo: Sarah McColgan/www.sarahmccolgan.com|Hair: Maisha Oliver|Makeup: Marina Gravani for Artists by Timothy Priano
Simmons isn't just paying lip service to the cause. Rev Run's daughter and the cofounder of Pastry shoes is a devout Christian who practices "thou shalt not kill" every time
she sits down to eat. She credits the Bible and her uncle, vegan hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, with inspiring her cruelty-free diet.
glance at Angela's figure might make a person think, "Have mercy!"—and
that's exactly how she does it. By following Matthew 5:7, "Blessed are the
merciful …," Angela keeps her vegetarian bod lean and also saves animals
from abuse on factory
farms and the horror of slaughterhouses.
we weren't able to place our billboard in North Dakota, but you have to admit
that it's pretty divine, huh?
can have a heavenly body and be angelic to animals simply by not eating meat. Of course, darling, only
the meat-eaters die young. Well, they're certainly more likely to.
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