The Go-Go’s and PETA Celebrate 40th Anniversaries With “Go-Go Vegan” Shirt

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2020

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – 1980 saw the founding of PETA as well as the release of the first Go-Go’s single, and the band members were among PETA’s first famous supporters. Now, to mark their 40th anniversaries, lead singer Belinda Carlisle is launching a new “Go-Go Vegan” T-shirt available exclusively through the PETA Shop, where she models it.

“It’s been a thrill to have been involved with PETA since the beginning, and I’m just as eager as ever to help promote animal rights,” says Carlisle.

The Go-Go’s launched PETA’s star-studded “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign in 1990 and have led many PETA protests across the U.S. over the years. Last month, Carlisle, who now lives in Bangkok, helped PETA pressure Costco to discontinue a brand of coconut milk made in Thailand using forced labor from chained monkeys, as this Today story reveals.

In August, a highly acclaimed documentary on The Go-Go’s debuted on Showtime, and the band has scheduled a concert tour for next year (after this year’s reunion tour was canceled as a result of COVID-19 restrictions). Later this month, Carlisle will take part in PETA’s 40th anniversary virtual celebration along with other stars.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and we’re pushing to end speciesism, the human-supremacist belief that other animals exist for our benefit. More information about PETA’s work is available here.

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