Musicians, athletes and businesses are all competing in the seventh annual Peta2 Libby Awards.
Nominees for the awards that celebrate outstanding efforts to help animals include retailer Forever 21, fast food franchise Taco Bell, punk band Anti-Flag and Baltimore Raven’s linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Forever 21 refuses to sell fur and is in the running for Most Animal-Friendly Clothing Company. Anti-Flag was recently in peta2’s poster ad that encourages fans to speak out against injustice. Terrell Suggs is in the running for Best Animal-Friendly Athlete and has appeared in PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” series. Taco Bell is a go-to place for vegans and vegetarians alike. The franchise offers a number of meat and dairy-free options, which is a huge plus when a vegan is looking for fast-food.
Emily Rodriguez, Manager of Youth Marketing at PETA explained the importance of these positive role models. "More and more young people are insisting that the food they eat, the music they listen to, the clothes they wear, and even the sports figures they root for reflect their strong feelings in favor of animal rights," she said. "All our nominees are winners because they're meeting the demands of kind kids and helping animals at the same time." Right on!
Make sure to cast your vote for the seventh annual Libby Awards. Voting ends on December 17 and will be announced on December 19. No matter who wins in the 23 categories, they are all still winners—to people like us and to the animals!