Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA Proclaims, ‘A Vegan Tomorrow Is a Better Tomorrow’
In two weeks, world-famous hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan will release A Better Tomorrow, its first album in seven years. But before this long-anticipated album hits the stores, group leader RZA – whom you may also know as Apocalypse Samurai on Californication – will appear in a brand-new PETA ad 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.”
RZA also talks about the influence of hip-hop icons Russell Simmons, who promotes veganism, and KRS-One, who in his song “Beef” gave “us an idea of the process that animals go through … to make it to our tables”, RZA says.
Animals value their lives just as much as humans do. Yet those lives are sacrificed for profit, and human health and the environment are damaged because of it. RZA makes the point that we shouldn’t be putting the product of such stress and death into our living bodies.