PETA Sings the Praises of Lisa Marie Presley’s Animal Advocacy

For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2023

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Los Angeles – Please see the statement below from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange on the death of Lisa Marie Presley:

Lisa Marie Presley was not only a talented singer-songwriter, loving wife, and mother but also a friend to animals. After learning that an Elvis impersonator had named a chimpanzee after her and was exploiting her for profit, she successfully teamed up with PETA to achieve the release of her namesake to a sanctuary. And she didn’t stop there. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when shelters were in desperate need of foster families, Lisa Marie and her twin daughters set a wonderful example by opening their home and hearts to two dogs. Though the “Lights Out” singer has passed away, her bright vision for animals will continue to inspire all of us at PETA.

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

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