Statement: PETA Mourns the Passing of Christopher Lee, a Hero to Animals

For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2015

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

PETA joins in mourning the passing of screen legend Christopher Lee. There was a kind heart behind the on-screen villain, and it was a privilege to work with him on our campaign to end cruel heart-disease experiments on animals and encourage everyone to support charities that don’t hurt and kill animals. He will be missed by all of us.

— PETA President Ingrid Newkirk

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