For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2017
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Las Vegas – From Seattle to Massachusetts (and just about everywhere in between), music fans are flocking to the Vans Warped Tour, where they’ll see not only artists like Andy Black, Hawthorne Heights, and Falling in Reverse but also Las Vegas native Tyson Gyorfy, who’s on the tour crew for peta2, PETA’s youth division—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.”
In dozens of cities, he’ll help run peta2’s “Not Your Mom, Not Your Milk” booth, which uses interactive games, stickers, wristbands, and more to challenge visitors to consider why it’s as unnatural for humans to drink cows’ milk as it is for cats to drink giraffes’ milk—and why it’s cruel to tear calves away from their mothers so that humans can drink their milk instead.
Gyorfy, who enjoys walking dogs, playing the guitar, and writing, could share how the “boundless personality” of a tiny bird named Indie first inspired him to go vegetarian—but a few months later, after learning more about the horrors of the dairy industry, he made the switch to a fully plant-based diet and hasn’t looked back. In addition to inspiring others to be kinder and more aware, he once came to the rescue of a howler monkey in Costa Rica who fell 10 feet to the ground from a power line.