‘Go Vegan’: Rapper C5 Shows Love to PETA and the Planet in New Music Video

For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2024

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles

In time for Earth Day today, Oakland, California native and rapper C5, whose musical tribute to Taraji P. Henson went viral, is unveiling a music video in collaboration with PETA for his new song, “Go Vegan,” which covers all the reasons for eating animal-free foods—from saving animals from torment and death to bolstering human health and protecting the planet for future generations.

Rapper C5 sitting on a swing

Artist: C5

Creative Producer: Laura Seddon

Producer: Bahby

Mix + Master: Drew Jacinto

“I was talkin’ to my good folks over at PETA. We all impactin’ the world from the things that we eatin’. … All our rainforests vanishin’, that’s a tragic sight for a meal that only lasts for a night. Is it worth it? We gotta start eatin’ our meals with purpose,” C5 raps in the video as he performs in different areas of Santa Monica and Venice wearing a PETA T-shirt. “If you love the animals, show compassion. If you want a better world, let’s make it happen.”

According to the United Nations, about a third of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are linked to food production and the largest percentage of these emissions come from the meat and dairy industries. PETA notes that growing water-intensive crops just to feed animals raised for food consumes more than half the water used in the U.S. and that up to 80% of deforestation in the Amazon is linked to meat production, either for grazing or for growing food for cows. Vegan foods—such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas, nuts, and lentils—require less energy, land, and water.

Additionally, each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year and reduces their own risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that Every Animal Is Someone and offers free Empathy Kits for people who need a lesson in kindness. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on X, Facebook, or Instagram.

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