Wu-Tang’s RZA: A Vegan Tomorrow Is ‘A Better Tomorrow’

Hip-Hop Icon Launches New PETA Ad Right Before Long-Anticipated Album

For Immediate Release:
November 24, 2014

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Los Angeles Wu-Tang Clan‘s first new album in seven years, A Better Tomorrow, is dropping in less than two weeks, but first, RZA is dropping a brand-new PETA ad campaign (available here) that features the hip-hop icon declaring, “A Better Tomorrow Is a Vegan Tomorrow. I Am RZA, and I Am Vegan.”

“I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body,” RZA says. “I had animals as friends …. They was happy to see me in their own animal way. I’m quite sure they did not want to be on my plate.”

In an exclusive video interview with PETA, RZA also talks about the influence of other hip-hop icons, including Russell Simmons and KRS-One, who helped lead the community’s vegan charge with his song “Beef,” which RZA says gave “us an idea of the process that animals go through … to make it to our tables.”

Going vegan is a great way to boost your health, as vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters are. And of course, every person who goes vegan spares more than 100 animals every year extreme suffering on farms, in slaughterhouses, and on the decks of fishing boats.

RZA is part of a growing list of celebrities—including Simmons, Joaquin Phoenix, Masta Killa, Kimberly Elise, Peter Dinklage, k-os, Tia Mowry, Forest Whitaker, and Kevin Nealon—who have teamed up with PETA to promote healthy and humane meat-free meals.

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