Find Out What PETA Latino Will Gift Latin GRAMMY Awards® Performers

Published by Craig Shapiro.

You already know that the folks who keep PETA Latino rolling are rock stars, right? So it’s only fitting for the organization to be in Las Vegas for the upcoming 20th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®.

PETA Latino will be in Las Vegas to rock vegan leather—the presenters and performers will go home with a gorgeous vegan handbag courtesy of PETA Business Friend Gunas New York, the high fashion label whose business model says it all: “Animals are NOT meant to be a part of fashion.”

Latin GRAMMY Awards ® Gift

The leather industry isn’t just murder on the cows, pigs, dogs, alligators, snakes, ostriches, and other animals who are skinned—often while they’re still alive—to make handbags, jackets, and shoes. It’s a leading culprit in the degradation of the environment and a major threat to wildlife.

PETA Latino will also give out engraved, tiger-shaped keychains that say, “Compassion is key. Don’t take selfies with wild animals.” They’re a reminder that baby tigers and other animals are torn away from their distraught mothers, abused, and forced to pose with tourists at roadside zoos and sham sanctuaries—just to keep the cash registers ringing and for an Instagram like.

What’s the takeaway?  Even if you didn’t make it to the Latin GRAMMYs® this year, you can help animals by only wearing vegan leather—check out Gunas for stylish, durable, vegan leather accessories—and never paying for photo-ops with animals.

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“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind