Peter Dinklage asks fans to join him in making kind choices by not hurting animals or asking others to hurt animals for them.
"NY Ink" star and tattoo artist Ami James says that people should "never be silent" for animals in a new ad for PETA.
Animals and the planet depend on us, and actor Maggie Q wants us to know what we can do to help.
Animals are forced to endure the pain of having chemicals applied to their sensitive eyes and skin. Join Dave in buying only cruelty-free products.
Actor Taraji P. Henson wants us to show dogs the unconditional love that they so graciously give us. Make animals a part of your family.
PETA Asks Johnny Appleseed
Festival to Honor His Legacy With Meat-Free Menu
For Immediate Release:September 4, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Fort Wayne, Ind. -- With the Johnny
gearing up for its 38th year, PETA has written to festival
organizers with a suggestion that will add more authenticity to the
celebration: Serve only vegetarian meals. As PETA explains in the letter, John
"Appleseed" Chapman didn't just plant the fruit trees for which he
was named—he was also a vegetarian who promoted kindness to all animals, a
distinction that landed him on PETA's postage sheet of famous vegetarians. What's more, festival guidelines
require vendors to prepare food using only methods available during Chapman's
lifetime, but animals killed for food nowadays spend their lives in intensive
confinement on crowded, filthy factory farms that bear no resemblance to the
practices of 19th-century agriculture.
information, please visit PETA.org.
to the organizers of the Johnny Appleseed Festival follows.
from PETA. As you know, Johnny Appleseed was an American pioneer but not just
of apple trees—he was also one of the country's first iconic vegetarians
because of his respect for animals. He rescued countless animals throughout his
life. We're writing to ask that you honor his compassionate legacy by serving
only meat-free food, such as veggie dogs and burgers, at the festival this
festival requires vendors to prepare foods using methods from Johnny
Appleseed's lifetime, but today, ham and grilled turkey legs come from factory
farms, where animals are forced to live crowded together by the thousands in
dark, filthy sheds and cages. Johnny would be horrified to learn that millions
of these animals are routinely beaten, dragged, and thrown against walls in
slaughterhouses across the country every year. Offering your visitors only
humane vegan food would create a more realistic portrayal of the legend's life
while helping to curb the state's obesity epidemic. According to the Indiana
Department of Health, 65
percent of adults are now overweight or obese. Going vegan is an easy way
to shed pounds and keep them off. Vegans are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds
lighter and have a much lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes than
their flesh-eating counterparts do.
be glad to provide your vendors with some popular recipes, including veggie
chili, meatless pizza, and, of course, fresh-baked apple pie. Please let me
know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing that you will make
this fitting tribute to the festival's namesake.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.