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Celebs Fighting for Freedom for All

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Posted February 12, 2016 by Heather Gutgesell

The fight for equality for all beings—regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or species—is one that we can all help with. In honor of Black History Month, here are some of our fave celebs who want justice for all.

RZA

When it comes to eating animals, founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan RZA tells peta2, “I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body.” He goes on to point out that there’s “nothing on this planet that doesn’t want to live.”

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson is a real-life angel for animals. When she’s not kicking butt on Empire, she’s standing up for all living beings.

Waka Flocka Flame

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Over the years, Waka has spoken out against cruelty to animals many times—and he just went vegan, too! ♥

Chris Harris Jr.

This Denver Broncos cornerback braved the cold to raise awareness of the importance of letting your canine companions live indoors, year-round.

Josh Levi

Dogs, cats, hippos, or dolphins—Josh believes that all animals “have minds, they have brains, they have hearts of their own, and they deserve respect and to be protected and to be safe and to be loved.” ♥

Tyrann Matheiu

Tyrann toughed it out in a hot car to remind us that it’s never OK to leave dogs unattended inside a vehicle.

Princeton

One of peta2’s Hottest Vegetarian Celeb winners from 2015, Princeton knows just how to live that vegan life! Not only is our fave Mindless Behavior member super-talented, he also knows that animals are not ours to use or abuse in any way.

Kid Ink
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Kid Ink reminds us that dogs should never be chained outside. Let’s be real: Our animal companions should always be treated like family.

Maurice Jones-Drew

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After learning that animals used for their fur are beaten, electrocuted, drowned, and even skinned alive, Maurice posed for a hard-hitting peta2 ad to remind fans to be comfortable in their own skin—and let animals keep theirs.

Rachel Crow
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Rachel Crow is a peta2 triple threat: She can act, she can sing, and she has tons of love and compassion for animals. Rachel says that “everyone deserves a chance” and encourages fans everywhere to adopt animals from shelters—never buy them. And how adorable is her co-star, Pixel?

Chilli

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TLC’s Chilli showed everyone that she has the choice to perform as an entertainer—but animals do not.

Skylar Stecker
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At just 13 years old, Skylar is already making a huge difference for animals: She’s a proud vegan. Did you know that nachos can save animals’ lives? It’s true—Skylar showed us how in her video! Yum.

Leona Lewis

Singer and animal rights activist Leona Lewis narrates a shocking PETA video exposé of Bangladesh’s billion-dollar leather industry, which reveals who really pays the highest price for “affordable” leather: animals and workers, including children.

China Anne McClain

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China Anne McClain loves her dog Cujo so much that she wants all people to know how important it is to give their little BFFs lots of love, proper care, and tons of attention.

Metta World Peace

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Metta World Peace wants peace for all—and that includes animals, as he encourages people always to report animal abuse.

Ty Lawson

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Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson knows what it takes to be tough on the court, and who can argue with his reasoning for being fur-free? He says, “My skin is mine, and their skin is theirs.”

Angela Simmons

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Angela was inspired by her uncle Russell Simmons to adopt a vegetarian diet.

Le’Veon Bell
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is fast on the field. Aside from repping the strength, loyalty, and pride of the Steeler Nation, Le’Veon also joined peta2’s “Ink, Not Mink” campaign—because animals deserve better.

While Black History Month only comes around once a year, we honor these celebs who use their stardom to speak up for animals all year long!

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