For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2022
Robin Goist 202-483-7382
Las Vegas – GRAMMY® stars can sprint toward eco-conscious and animal-friendly style, thanks to PETA: Ahead of “Music’s Biggest Night®,” the presenters and performers, including reigning PETA Person of the Year Billie Eilish, will receive vibrant vegan running shoes from PETA Business Friend Newton Running. PETA representatives will be on site in the official GRAMMY® Gift Lounge to distribute the gifts in the lead-up to the ceremony.
“By rocking vegan fashion and encouraging their fans to do the same, GRAMMY® stars can be kind to gentle cows and shrink their carbon footprints,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA’s gift will inspire music’s biggest stars to top the charts for compassion to animals while staying on trend.”
The leather industry is one of the leading contributors to deforestation, pollution, and the climate catastrophe. In the U.S., many of the millions of cows and other animals who are killed for their skin endure the horrors of factory farming—extreme crowding and deprivation as well as castration, branding, and tail-docking—all without any painkillers. At slaughterhouses, animals are sometimes skinned while still conscious.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.