Pastry founder Angela Simmons spreads the message “Eating Meat Is a Sin: Go Vegetarian” in her provocative new ad for peta2, which was unveiled at a red carpet event hosted by Global Grind at the Paramount Hotel in NYC. Angela—a devout Christian, the daughter of Rev. Run, and the star of the hit MTV shows Run’s House and Daddy’s Girls—was inspired by her uncle Russell Simmons to adopt a vegetarian diet.
“I really want people to know what happens to animals … Animals have feelings, and I think it’s important we take action,” Angela explains. Angela believes that God’s creatures deserve love and compassion, and she wants to raise awareness about the billions of cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals suffering on factory farms.
About her vegetarian diet, Angela says, “I’m happy with it. I feel lighter—it’s a good feeling.” In addition to combating the cruelty of factory farming, adopting a vegetarian diet is the best thing that you can do for your health and the environment. Meat consumption has been linked to our nation’s biggest ailments, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, strokes, and cancer. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that vegetarians and vegans enjoy a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes, lower body mass indexes, and lower overall cancer rates.