Heather Rae Young Is a Blushing Vegan Bride-to-Be in New PETA US Ad

Heather Rae Young Is a Blushing Vegan Bride-to-Be in New PETA US Ad

London – Wearing a beautiful wedding gown made of cauliflower, Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young appears in a new PETA US campaign encouraging everyone to say “Yes!” to healthy and delicious animal-free food.

Heather, who has been vegan for 12 years, is currently planning her wedding to real estate mogul and reality star Tarek El Moussa, and in an interview with PETA US, she reveals that vegan food will be front and centre on their big day: “We are incorporating a lot of vegan food into the wedding. I definitely want a chocolate peanut butter cake, so Tarek and I already did some taste testing. We have not finalized what we’re gonna do, but we’re definitely gonna do a big vegan cake.”

The TV star also discusses the meaning behind her animal rights–inspired tattoos, such as the “269” on her wrist, which is “about a cow in Israel [who] was being slaughtered, so a bunch of vegans got 269, the number of the tag that was on his ear.”

Each person who goes vegan like Heather saves nearly 200 animals every year; reduces their risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer; and helps prevent future epidemics and pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

“Just try it,” she says. “[Y]ou’ll love it, and you’ll feel a lot better.”

Heather is part of a long list of stars – Including Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman, Thandiwe Newton, Joaquin Phoenix, Pamela Anderson, Woody Harrelson, RZA, Peter Dinklage, Madelaine Petsch, and Evanna Lynch – who’ve teamed up with PETA or its affiliates to encourage people to stop eating animals.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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