For Immediate Release:
December 10, 2020
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Kansas City – 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.
When: Saturday, December 12, 8 p.m. ET
Where: Livestream link available upon request
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will present his pal and teammate Tyrann Mathieu with a PETA Humanitarian Award in honor of his efforts to prevent dogs from dying of heatstroke in parked cars in the summer and freezing in backyards in the winter.
The event will include special appearances by Sir Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Joaquin Phoenix, Jermaine Dupri, Alec Baldwin, Casey Affleck, Pamela Anderson, 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 Chiefs 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.