For Immediate Release:
December 10, 2020
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Atlanta – On Saturday, December 12, PETA will mark its 40th anniversary with a virtual, star-studded party to celebrate the group’s four decades of victories for animals and honor the celebrities who have helped make them happen with Humanitarian Awards.
When: Saturday, December 12, 8 p.m. ET
Where: Livestream link available upon request
Mariah Carey will present an award to her longtime pal Jermaine Dupri, who starred in PETA’s “Feel the Beets, Lose the Meats” vegan campaign and hosted a vegan Thanksgiving for people in need in Atlanta last year. Kat Graham, who moved to Georgia after filming The Vampire Diaries there and whose PETA videos encourage everyone to go vegan and fight speciesism—the human-supremacist worldview that animals are ours to exploit and kill at will—will also be recognized.
The event will include special appearances by Sir Paul McCartney, Patrick Mahomes, Tyrann Mathieu, Dolly Parton, Alec Baldwin, Casey Affleck, Pamela Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix, and Bill Maher. It will also feature a segment highlighting the numerous superstars who have teamed up with PETA to promote kindness to animals over the years, including former Falcons player Tony Gonzalez, who posed with his wife for the group’s iconic “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign.”
“Forty years ago, car companies used pigs as crash-test dummies and people thought a vegan was someone from Las Vegas,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Today, animals in laboratories are being replaced with supercomputers and organs-on-chips, fur is dead, elephants are out of the circus, and the ‘Tiger King’ is in jail.”
More information about the event is available here.