PETA Awards Star Choreographer for Vegan Food Outreach

Blacka Di Danca’s Efforts to Help Feed Houston Get a Boost

For Immediate Release:
March 10, 2021

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Houston – To help those affected by winter storms in Texas, which left people without electricity or running water, PETA is sponsoring vegan chili dogs from Good Dog Houston as well as rice and veggie dishes from Mojo Meal Preps as part of choreographer Blacka Di Danca’s vegan food giveaway at Joseph House Community Outreach Center tomorrow. The animal rights group has also sent the artist and his partner, Jordana M. Schacht-Levine, framed “One Can Make a Difference” awards in recognition of their healthy and humane community outreach efforts.

When:    Thursday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where:    7802 Jensen Dr., Houston

“There are people here in Texas still going hungry because of the storms, and it’s up to us to help however we can,” says Blacka, who has worked with A$AP Rocky, Daddy Yankee, Diplo, and others. “I’m happy to work with PETA on getting nutritious food into the hands of more people, especially food that’s healthy for the planet.”

Eating vegan spares animals needless suffering and slaughter, and a study by the United Nations concluded that a global switch to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change, including the shift in destructive snow and rainfall patterns. Going vegan can also help prevent future pandemics: SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

“There’s no dancing around the fact that vegan eating not only saves animals’ lives but also helps reduce climate change and improves human health,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA admires Blacka and Jordana for their determination to help feed people in Houston great food that saves lives.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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