Actor Anabelle Acosta Tells PETA What Being Vegan Means to Her

For actor Anabelle Acosta, being vegan is a way to honor the memory of her dearly departed cousin, whose compassion for animals was strong. Ahead of the release of The Subject, which stars fellow PETA celebrity supporter Jason Biggs, Anabelle chatted with PETA about going vegan and the important person in her life who inspired her.

Anabelle was motivated by her cousin, who loved all animals and had a particular affinity for rabbits. Humans use these gentle, social creatures for their fur and flesh as well as in animal experiments. In the angora fur industry, their soft, thick coats are torn from their skin every three months from the time when they’re 8 weeks old until they are killed and sold for meat.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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