Like millions of other listeners, we at PETA will always remember Tom Magliozzi for the lighthearted and on-point advice that he and his brother and co-host, Ray, gave callers—and not just when it came to their cars. “Click and Clack” were the first and only recipients of PETA’s Compassionate Mechanic Award, which thanked them for always speaking up for animals. From offering tips on traveling safely with dogs and cats to memorably pointing out that cows would prefer not to have their skin turned into leather upholstery, Tom and Ray made sure that animals’ needs stayed in the spotlight.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind