Laura Vandervoort and Rocsi Diaz in the Running for peta2’s Libby Awards

Ninth Annual Contest Offers Voters a Chance to Win a Prize Pack Filled With Goodies From Last Year's Winners

For Immediate Release:
November 25, 2014

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Los Angeles – What do Entertainment Tonight co-host Rocsi Diaz and Bitten star Laura Vandervoort have in common? They’re not just two of the loveliest ladies gracing TV screens today—they’re also making the world a better place for animals and battling it out for a Libby Award from peta2, PETA’s youth division. Now in its ninth year, the Libby Awards (“Libby” is for “liberation,” as in animal liberation) includes a record 26 categories, which run the gamut from Best Use of Internet Stardom for Animals to Best Vegan Makeover to Best New Vegan Food Item. Visitors to peta2.com can cast their votes to help peta2 decide whom it should chose as the Libby Award winners and enter for a chance to win a giant Libby prize pack filled with goodies from last year’s winners, including a cookbook, grooming products, vegan treats, and more.

Both Vandervoort and Diaz are up for the Best peta2 Ad award—Vandervoort for her ad highlighting how orcas suffer in SeaWorld’s tiny tanks and Diaz for her sizzling pro-vegetarian campaign. Other celebrities up for awards include Rise Against (Most Animal-Friendly Band), Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast (Hero of the Year to Animals), and Jhené Aiko and Steve Aoki (Best Voice for Animals).

“Today’s young people want their favorite musicians and celebrities to care about animals as much as they do,” says PETA Director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns Marta Holmberg. “All of peta2’s nominees are winners because they’re taking a stand for their beliefs and inspiring kids to do the same.”

Voting ends on December 12 at 12 p.m. ET. Libby Award winners will be chosen by peta2—whose motto reads, “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”—based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced on December 16. See the full contest details here.

For more information and to cast your vote to help peta2 decide whom it should choose as Libby Award winners, please visit peta2.com/Libbys.

 

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