Fall Out Boy, Kittie, and Another Letter to the Editor
Fall Out Boy’s drummer Andy thinks that factory farming is just plain wrong. Earth Crisis, who are widely known for advocating animal rights to their fans, helped Andy realize that animals are not ours to eat. Thanks to some PETA literature, and a video showing captive-bolt pistols being used on live pigs, Andy now says that vegetarianism is “just a good, peaceful, moral thing to do.” Click here to check out Andy’s interview now.
For a while now, people had been telling us that the girls in Kittie had a lot to say about animal abuse. With this in mind, you can imagine how excited everyone at peta2 was when we got a chance to sit the band down for an interview. All four of the girls had something to say – Mercedes is opposed to animal testing, Jen had some harsh words for Iams and KFC, Morgan finds the Canadian seal hunt disgusting, and last but certainly not least, Lisa Marx has been vegan for four years, and was vegetarian for three years before that! Take a look at peta2.com/ot/o-kittie.asp and read it all for yourself.
Though our “Supersize This” letter to the editor mission is about 6 months old, we’re still receiving word from Street Teamers that their letters have been published. When it comes to speaking up for animals, there’s never a deadline. Andrew MacKenzie of Bay City Michigan sent his this letter that was published on December 19:
Though I had planned to see “Super Size Me” when it was first released during the summer, I didn’t get around to doing so until recently.
I haven’t been able to rid my mind of concerns for my peers at school. It doesn’t take anything more than walking into a school to realize that there is an obesity epidemic among children, and scientists claim that the epidemic is growing.
As I vegan, I am not one of the 33 percent of teenagers who suffer from being overweight and its resulting health effects. In fact, only 2 percent of vegans are obese. Vegetarians and vegans live, on average, six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters. Also, vegetarians’ risk of developing heart disease is 50 percent less than that of their counterparts.
These are only some of the many benefits of adopting a vegetarian/vegan diet.
“Super Size Me” also made me concerned about the unhealthy National School Lunch Program that we are forced to eat daily, which in my case is little to nothing. I will have it that way until their program is changed.
Childhood is a time when eating habits are being formed. Parents and schools should start us off right by teaching us to make smart, ethical eating choices that will serve us throughout our lives.
Well, I’m off for the New Year. Have a great holiday, and be sure to send the “I’m Not a Nugget” Happy New Year e-card at peta2.com/feat/newyearscard to all of your friends and family.