MisterWives Performs ‘Vagabond’ for peta2; Mandy Lee Opens Up About Going Vegan

New Video Features Acoustic Version of 'Finding Carter' Theme, Vegan Cooking Demonstration by Indie Pop Trio

For Immediate Release:
August 14, 2014

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

New York – If you’ve been watching MTV’s hit new drama Finding Carter, you already know MisterWives, the indie pop trio behind the show’s theme song, “Vagabond,” but did you know that vocalist Mandy Lee is an outspoken vegan and an accomplished home chef? Lee reveals all that and more in an exclusive new video for peta2, PETA’s youth division, now available on peta2.com.

The video features an exclusive performance of “Vagabond” as well as Lee’s explanation of why she decided to go meat-free. “I always loved animals,” she says. “I just didn’t realize what happened to animals—as to how they got to my plate.” Then her sister went vegan and shared with Lee how animals suffer on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. “I was exposed to the truth,” Lee says. “And I never realized. I never put two and two together .… I was, like, ‘OK, I’m vegan.’ And ever since then—it’s been six years—and I never went back, and it’s been incredible.”

In the video, Lee and bandmates William Hehir and Etienne Bowler also demonstrate how to prepare vegan chicken scaloppine in a white wine lemon caper sauce. The full recipe—along with the chance to win a free copy of PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook—is available on peta2’s website.

People who go vegan save more than 100 animals every year from suffering on factory farms, in slaughterhouses, and on the decks of fishing boats. They also cut down on their risk of developing obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer and dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, as the meat industry is a major source of the greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change.

MisterWives joins a growing list of musicians, artists, and other celebrities—including Atlas Genius, Manchester Orchestra, Kellan Lutz, Animal Collective, and Holland Roden—who have teamed up with peta2 to promote animal protection.

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