Oscars pro-environment speeches thrill PETA
The strong statements on climate change and environmental protection by Oscars awardees on Monday have made animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) very happy.
Excerpts of Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio acceptance speech about climate change “as the most urgent threat facing our entire species” were posted on PETA’s Twitter account along with its campaign to go vegan.
— PETA (@peta) February 29, 2016
PETA said DiCaprio’s award for the movie “The Revenant” was “so well deserved.” PETA also took advantage of the occasion to pitch for the film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” a film scrutinizing the animal agriculture industry, which DiCaprio helped make as executive producer and which he worked hard for Netflix to release globally. The acceptance speech of Best Costume Design Oscar Winner Jenny Beavan, who asked people to be “kinder to each other” and to “stop polluting the environment,” was quoted by PETA in its Twitter account. Beavan warned that the wasteland environment of “Mad Max: Fury Road” is not farfetched, considering the global environmental degradation. [Embed tweet code:
Our < href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/FakeNotLeather?src=hash”>#FakeNotLeather pin looks great on Best Costume Design winner Jenny Beaven ️ #Oscars pic.twitter.com/pZYyP7kUQb — PETA (@peta) February 29, 2016
PETA also took note of Beavan’s “vegan leather” outfit, saying the designer “killed it.”
The best way to fight climate change is to go vegan, PETA stressed.