‘This Is an Ode to Freedom’: Dana Heath Imagines a Kinder World in peta2 Video Shot at Animal Sanctuary

For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2024

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Los Angeles

“We are all wonders of this world. There is darkness, but you can be the light.” That’s how Danger Force star Dana Heath opens a dreamy new video for peta2, part of PETA’s youth division, in which she encourages other Gen Zers to change the world for animals and themselves with their choices.

“I dream of waking up in a world in which we’ve discarded our callousness, our hearts are awake, and compassion determines our actions,” she says. “A world in which we’ve stopped making clothes out of the skins of animals who, not too long ago, felt the sun and the wind. For us, it’s only about a meal, a moment. For animals, it’s about life itself.”

The video, which was shot at Kindred Spirits Care Farm in Chatsworth, California, shows Heath connecting with animals—including a pig, a cow, and a pair of goats—allowed to live out their days in peace, unlike those used for experiments, food, clothing, or entertainment or in any other way.

The new video is part of the nongraphic, relatable content that aims to instill empathy for animals from peta2, which understands that young people face anxiety over the climate catastrophe, mental health issues, and violence in schools. Research shows that being involved in activism and working toward making the world a kinder place can be forms of self-care. The group offers teens positive, empowering actions to help animals, along with cruelty-free prom guides, tips on increasing the number of vegan options at their schools, and ways to help them thrive as vegans, including by implementing cruelty-free skincare routines and growing their own veggies in community gardens.

Heath joins a long list of celebrities—including her costar Cooper Barnes as well as sisters Madeleine and Violet McGraw, Sarah Jeffery, Mckenna Grace, Sia, Bella Thorne, Corey Fogelmanis, Gregg Sulkin, and Jordan Fisher—who have teamed up with PETA entities to promote kindness to animals.

“This is an ode to freedom,” Heath says in conclusion. “Listen to its sound.”

peta2—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—helps young people make meaningful changes for animals in their everyday lives. For more information, please visit peta2.com or follow the group on TikTok or Instagram.

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.

Get the Latest Tips—Right in Your Inbox
We’ll e-mail you weekly with the latest in vegan recipes, fashion, and more!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.