PETA Statement on Mary Tyler Moore’s Animal Activism

Statement on Mary Tyler Moore from PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews, who worked closely with Mary Tyler Moore on her PETA campaigns:

“Mary will be missed not only for her comedic talent but also for her advocacy for animals. Mary was the first star to donate her furs for PETA to use in protests and famously helped us release a 65-year-old lobster from a restaurant tank back into the ocean. She promoted animal adoption, hosted PETA’s video exposé of the abuse of horses for the drug Premarin, and believed that future generations would be shocked by the thought of eating meat.”

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