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Rob Zombie’s Thanksgiving Message

Written by PETA | November 15, 2007

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I mentioned a little while back that everybody’s favorite horror-movie director, Rob Zombie, is an ethical vegetarian. He’s also a hell of a good sport, since he took some time this month to sit down and record our Holiday Hotline—a compassionate alternative to the infamous Butterball Turkey Talk Line, which offers fans of Butterball’s work the gruesome experience of listening to someone talk about how to slice up and burn the dead bodies of tortured birds.

Which, well, everybody likes a good horror flick, but I prefer to keep my encounters with the macabre entirely fictional, thank you very much. Speaking of segues: Here, ladies and gentlemen, is horror movie legend Robert Zombie with PETA’s Holiday Message:

Click here to hear PETA’s holiday hotline recorded by Rob Zombie!

Mr. Zombie was also kind enough to sign his PETA T-shirt for us to give away on this here blog. So if you’re a Rob Zombie superfan, e-mail me by November 23 to let me know what you like best about the man and his work, and I’ll pick someone to send it to. I’ll let you know if you’re the lucky winner the week after the Thanksgiving holiday.

You can also click here to read the terms and conditions of this contest, if you like. But don’t expect it to be a particularly exciting experience.

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  • Rob says:

    guess i’ll just download the next album.

  • skye says:

    i love rob zombie and i think his song living dead girl is amazing. i take it as he understands how life is. for a long time i was abused terrably by my father and i became numb to all emotions and was most litterly a living dead girl. robs music helped me come back to life

  • Janell Robles says:

    That Janell Robles is an impostor for I am the REAL Janell Robles. I am also vegetarian. And I don’t cry that much. Go Rob.

  • Caboose says:

    Hector You are the most pathetic person I’ve seen.

  • Dan24 says:

    Turkey is my second favorite food. Veal parm is number one.

  • Hector says:

    Last year I found out my family had secretly put some meat based products into my food knowing I am a strict vegan. I was mortified I had no idea what to do I first started to cry and that made it worse. My family is in the military and crying was not permitted at home. I felt so terrible about the whole ordeal. I am crying now as I type this. I plan to have thanksgiving with my fellow vegans this year

  • Janell Robles says:

    ughm so rob zombie you are pretty much amazing.mhn DD

  • Ariel says:

    I’m not familiar with Rob Zombie either other than on this blog site however I thank him for all of his wonderful efforts for the animals! Hi Susannah S. I guess with us not being familiar with Rob Z. it gives away our ages. Anyway I kind of can relate to what you have to deal with pertaining to your circumstance but only in a little bit of a different way. When eating in social gatherings I get to the point of feeling somewhat embarrassed or VERY uncomfortable ONLY because I become the center of attention which I hate with people saying to me things like “You didn’t have enough to eat”…”Is there anything else I can get for you”…”I’ll have to remember to have vegan food the next time…” on and on and on….They talk to me as if they think I have some kind of eating disorder and should be pitied! but by no means can I be considered thin So I can relate as to how it feels VERY uncomfortable because of others watching and commenting. And I get tired of having to cheerfully “defend” or “explain” myself especially to the same people over and over and over again. I gather from your comments that this is only a once in a while inlaw gathering. So the only thing I can suggest for you to do annoying as it is is to just let it pass. OR at best show a mild expression of displeasureannoyance on your face… …particularly with their digs maybe just maybe you hit a nerve whereby they feel uncomfortable knowing that you are eating very healthy while they know they’re not so it makes them feel better to bully you so to speak. Perhaps you might consider speaking privately to who ever is throwing the digs and politely tell himher how you feel. Good luck! please let me know if you read this

  • Michele says:

    Susannah I have the same problem at work fortunately though I happen to be on a new team of 6 workers where 3 of us are vegetarian including me as a vegan so things seem to be letting up a little. I just keep bringing lots of yummy vegan treats to share and then they just can’t say anything bad. I am lucky with respect to my family and my inlaws. My parents are happy for me to bring a dish that I can eat as well as share and my motherinlaw now makes the effort to make at least one main vegan dish for me at family gatherings and she will make separate mashed potatoes without milk and butter for me all without me ever asking her to do so. Maybe you could bring along a downloaded copy of the PETA video “Meet Your Meat” to leave with them at the end of the evening and explain that you would like them to watch it completely before making any further comments about your food choices. Best of luck with them!

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    Rob You rock my world and also my two daughters world. Thank you for being so compassionate along with your lovely lady.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Susannah The best route I think is to keep a goodnatured sense of humor and not be at all defensive about it. Their “nosiness” might even reveal a curiosity and willingness to learn about your chosen diet. So it might even present an opportunity. Of course preaching doesn’t work but when they perceive your passion and your genuine willingness to enlighten them who knows? Even if they try to bug you they’ll stop when it goes nowhere. Anyway the spiritual peace and joy you get from your diet may inspire others to give it a try.

  • Amanda says:

    You are an idle of us all!!!

  • LauraChristSuperstar says:

    Rob kicks your asses!

  • Cecilia says:

    Answer to Susannah’s question I understand as do most new vegetarians what you are going through. The best thing is to go to the dinner with your head held high. I usually try to avoid getting into a heated debate especially on holiday’s but just calmly explain that 1 they should not have a problem with what you are putting into your own body as you are not judging them for what they put into their bodie’s and 2 Explain that NO amount of ridicule they could throw at you in a lifetime could amount to the suffering that occurs for these animals daily. And then brag about how much weight you have lost as a result of your animal friendly diet.

  • Kelley says:

    Susannah SI just sit there with a big smile on my face!! Of course afer all these years my family is immune to pretty much anything I do… A few years ago I stopped at out local Chinese take out and ordered spicy Tofu and Broccoli and took that. My grandmother was fascinated and had some and liked it!

  • john says:

    Rob Zombie how did peta get to youvery sad.next you be on the front page of nerds our us.no more zombie in my house.pam must be giving you head

  • Morgan Millar says:

    So rad to see a total bad ass with a good sence of what’s right and good.

  • Susannah S says:

    I’m not familiar with Rob Zombie but thank you Rob for helping animals! I do have a question I’ve been vegan since April and love the way I eat now. I’m invited to Thanksgiving dinner at my brotherinlaw’s house where everyone is a meat eater and I’m bringing some food I can eat that they also enjoy. But I find that they watch what I take to eat comment on it throw little digs my way and in general it can make me uncomfortable to the point where it’s hard to enjoy my meal. I would just not go except that they are my late husband’s family and my son also vegetarian likes to go there so the alternative would be for me to be home alone which I don’t choose to do. Does anyone have suggestions about how to handle nosy inlaws who feel free to comment on what you eat? Thank you if so.

  • TAYLOR says:

    WAY TO GO ROB ! THANKS for Showing HEART… and Where it COUNTS

  • Lyle K says:

    Save a turkey Roast Rob Zombie! LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • matt says:

    good job rob

  • Jaclyn says:

    Wow he has a sexy voice! What a great voice over!

  • Kris Shulfer says:

    WOW!! I love everything Rob Zombie I love his music movies his gorgeous wife and to find out he is a animal rights activist and a vegetarian is FABULOUS!! I would have never guessed this but all I can say is Rob you ROCK!! Love ya from WIsconsin!!!

  • christina says:

    rob zombie is awesome! he makes great music movieshe is handsomesmart and talented…and an ethical vegetarian?? amazing!!!i wish he would come over and cook veggie thanksgiving for me my veg friends that would rock!

  • Carla says:

    Robbie you have huge fans here in the Peg’

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