Wu-Tang’S Rza: A Vegan Tomorrow Is ‘A Better Tomorrow’
For Immediate Release:
1 December 2014
Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]
Hip-Hop Icon Launches New PETA Ad Right Before Long-Anticipated Album
London – Wu-Tang Clan’s first new album in seven years, A Better Tomorrow, is about to drop, 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, 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 improve your health since 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 saves many animals every year from extreme suffering on farms, in abattoirs and on the decks of fishing boats.
RZA is part of a growing list of celebrities who are embracing a vegan diet, including Moby, Johnny Marr, Grimes, Ellie Goulding and Sia.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.