For Immediate Release:
December 1, 2022
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – For promoting meat-free eating, speaking out against cruel animal experiments, and urging fans to adopt animals from shelters, Harry Styles, Daisy Ridley, and Nicola Peltz Beckham are all winners of PETA’s 2022 Libby Awards. “Libby” is short for “liberation”—as in “animal liberation”—and the awards, which are given out by PETA’s youth division, recognize the individuals, brands, and products that go above and beyond for animals.
- Harry Styles won “Best Viral Moment for Animals” for rejecting a chicken nugget thrown onto the stage during his performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City, telling thousands of screaming fans that he doesn’t eat meat. Each person inspired to go vegan by the superstar will save the lives of nearly 200 animals per year.
- Daisy Ridley is the winner of “Favorite PETA Collab” for sending a letter to the University of Massachusetts–Amherst calling for an end to useless experiments on marmosets, after learning that the school tormented and killed monkeys it named after Star Wars characters—including Rey, her on-screen alter ego.
- Nicola Peltz Beckham won “Pawsome Adoption Advocate” for sharing with her 2.7 million followers that she and husband Brooklyn Beckham “adopted our baby today and named her Lamb … I’m so grateful for this love. Please adopt or foster if you can the love it brings to your family is like nothing else.” Fans who follow the Beckhams’ lead will be helping one or more of the estimated 70 million homeless dogs and cats who are struggling to survive in the U.S. on any given day.
“These compassionate celebrities prove that helping animals can be as simple as leaving chickens off their plates, speaking out against cruel experimentation, or adopting from shelters,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “It’s a ‘Sign of the Times’ that these entertainers and influencers are advocating for animals, and PETA is honoring Harry, Daisy, and Nicola for leading by example.”
Other 2022 nominees included Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, Bella Hadid, the Jonas Brothers, Hailey Bieber, Jimmy Fallon, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Drew Barrymore, and Janel Parrish.
PETA—whose motto reads, “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.