Healthy and Humane Dishes Are Great News for Compassionate Celebrities thanks to BAFTAs Vegan Menu.
London – PETA just received word from Anton Manganaro, head chef of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), that organisers of the annual awards ceremony (the BAFTAs) have created an extraordinary, mouth-watering, animal-free menu sure to delight vegan A-listers such as Casey Affleck, Alan Cumming, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Joaquin Phoenix, and Natalie Portman.
Vegan Dishes at BAFTAs
The plant-based menu will feature a mixed-grain salad with pickled vegetables, beetroot relish, and pea shoots – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Guests will also be offered a chickpea masala served with a croquette and coriander cress, and dessert is a coconut pannacotta with a fresh raspberry and basil salad.
“We’re hailing the plant-based menu at this year’s BAFTA ceremony as outstanding”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Nominees who don’t win on the night can still be awarded a gorgeous vegan meal – which is golden for their health, animals, and the environment,” continued a bit over-excited Allen.
Why PETA supports Veganism
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that, in addition to sparing many animals every year the horrors of the abattoir, vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are. They also have a lower carbon footprint. These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people are going vegan and why the number of requests for PETA’s free vegan starter kit increases every year.
PETA new campaign encourages dog owners to treat their pets like family
This news comes in light of the PETA announcement that actors Tom Hardy, Casey Affleck, and Edie Falco have teamed up for a new PETA US video to encourage others to treat their dogs like family by never leaving them chained up outside to suffer in the cold, hungry and alone. TV host Bill Maher, actor Priyanka Chopra, rapper D.R.A.M., Latina superstar Kate del Castillo, and reality star Courtney Stodden also lent their voices to the project, which features real-life footage of neglected animals recorded by PETA US fieldworkers.
The video begins with a shot of a chained dog sitting alone in the snow, while Hardy asks, “When you first got me, did you know that you were going to chain me up and leave me outside? Even in the cold and snow?” And as a dog stands helpless to escape the confines of a large puddle, Manchester by the Sea star Affleck adds, “Did you know that you would leave me to fend for myself, even when it was pouring down rain and I had no way of keeping dry?” At the video’s end, Hardy asks, “If you did, then why did you get me at all?” before this message appears: “Treat dogs like family”.
The dogs featured in the video were filmed near PETA US’ headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, where the group’s fieldworkers serve as a 24/7 resource for animals in need in more than 250 surrounding communities. They provide dogs and many other animals who are forced to live outdoors with free shelter, straw bedding, food, water, veterinary care, and other necessities.