It might be the genesis of a new era in animal rights: Wearing nothing but her long, flowing hair, Angela Simmons—devout Christian, founder of Pastry, and niece of longtime PETA supporter Russell Simmons—made the poignant revelation that eating meat is wholly unholy in a new ad for PETA.
“I want to open people’s eyes up. … If this is where I can find my niche to come and help, I want to help,” she explained.
Angela unveiled the ad to an enthusiastic crowd at Manhattan’s Paramount Hotel last night, including her uncle Russell, whose vegan lifestyle inspired her own, Ami James, Simone Reyes, and other animal-loving VIPs, while enjoying music by Samantha Ronson (who wore a “no fur” button all night).
Angela believes that God’s creatures deserve love and compassion, not abuse on factory farms and painful slaughter. “I really want people to know what happens to animals … I think it’s important we take action,” she said.
Written by Michelle Sherrow