Will Top Oscar Nominees Help PETA ‘Throw Shade’ on Climate Change?

For Immediate Release:
February 6, 2020

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – To help Hollywood stars see the devastating effects of animal agriculture on the planet more clearly, PETA will include a pair of fashionable DIFF Charitable Eyewear sunglasses and a gift certificate to Veestro—a plant-based meal-delivery service—in this year’s prestigious “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bags to inspire them to go vegan to combat climate change. The bags will be distributed by premier gifting company Distinctive Assets to the top Academy Award nominees—including PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year, Joaquin Phoenix—in the lead-up to the ceremony on Sunday.

“Every one of this year’s talented Oscar nominees has a platform to encourage fans to make kind choices for animals and our planet,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA hopes our gift will inspire these compassionate celebrities to see how their food choices impact the environment and to face the crisis of climate change head-on by going vegan now.”

According to the United Nations, animal agriculture is responsible for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions and a global shift to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change. Each person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and we oppose speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

Note: The “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bags are NOT affiliated in any way with the OSCARS® or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). AMPAS does not award, sponsor, endorse, or provide these gift bags. Neither the Academy nor Distinctive Assets wants there to be any association in the media between the “Everyone Wins” gift bags and the OSCARS® or the Academy.

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