Café Tacvba Frontman Leads the ‘Revolución Vegetariana’
For Immediate Release:
September 2, 2013
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – It’s been a busy week for Rubén Albarrán, the lead singer for legendary Mexican rock band Café Tacvba: The group just kicked off its U.S. tour on August 29, and Albarrán is also the star of a brand-new PETA Latino billboard that just went up on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. And on Tuesday, he’ll appear in person at PETA’s Bob Barker Building to unveil the new ad, which shows him clutching a can of spray paint next to the words “Revolución Vegetariana.”
When: Tuesday, September 3, 12 noon
Where: PETA’s Bob Barker Building, 2154 W. Sunset Blvd. (near the intersection with N. Alvarado Street), Los Angeles
In an exclusive interview with PETA Latino, Albarrán explains what first inspired him to go vegetarian 25 years ago: “My impulse came from a documentary about rastros, which is what they call slaughterhouses in Mexico,” he says. “And in this documentary, you could see the cruelty that the animals suffered and the way in which they kill them and how they leave them to bleed out. And from that moment on, I decided to stop eating them. Animals are our brothers, and we can’t keep using them and causing them pain.”
In addition to the massive animal suffering caused by the meat industry, animal products have been linked to some of the Latino community’s biggest killers: heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and cancer. Albarrán joins a long list of celebrities—including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Joaquin Phoenix, Joan Jett, Geezer Butler, Marco Antonio Regil, and Constance Marie—who have teamed up with PETA and PETA Latino to promote healthy and humane meat-free meals.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.