PETA Statement on Chester Bennington’s Death

For Immediate Release:
July 20, 2017

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Below, please find a statement from PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien on the tragic loss of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington:

PETA will always remember Chester Bennington as a musical powerhouse and a powerful force for animal rights. He bared his skin to help animals keep theirs in PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” campaign, and he spoke passionately about both the cruelty of the fur industry and the need to adopt homeless dogs and cats, telling PETA, “[W]e need to show our respect for all creatures of this world.” The world lost a kind heart today.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more information is available at PETA.org.

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