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When you think of PETA, you probably think about the dramatic shock tactics they use in advertising that bring you unpleasant images of piglets being beaten to death, cows being rudely and artificially inseminated, or animals (including humans) being butchered, treated, and sold as mere meat. And then of course there’s the blood. Tons of blood. From posters to commercials to fake blood being thrown at protests. If any of these things sound familiar to you, you have to admit that PETA’s campaigning works.
But did you know there’s a whole other side to PETA? As the largest animal rights organization in the world, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals focuses specifically on the food industry, the clothing trade, animal testing, and the entertainment industry in order to improve the welfare of animals and educate humans on how to better coexist.
Like any major organization, PETA relies on famous personalities and faces to help spread their message, and wouldn’t you know, peta2, their youth division, also champions the hottest vegetarian celebrities as a fun way to spread awareness and attract the attention of the younger masses.
Their 2016 winner? American rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
Didn’t see that coming? Here’s why he won…
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Several years back, after the death of his brother, Waka explained that he began a major detox and lifestyle change. When he noticed the positive change this had in other aspects of his life, he decided to pursue it, and moved towards a vegetarian (sometimes vegan) lifestyle.
“I just didn’t want to be fat,” he explains in the video above. “I got tired of breathing hard, I got tired of my joints hurting. I just got tired of being lied to.”
Coming from someone who was once hospitalized for ingesting too much marijuana, and from someone who once ran for president on a platform of legalizing weed and banning animals from restaurants, this is a pretty big turnaround!
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This isn’t the first time Waka has teamed up with PETA. A few years back, the rapper was featured in a video cuddling with puppies to promote animal welfare and the special relationship and responsibility that exists between people and their pets. His juxtaposition of the machismo of the rap world and the cuteness of playing with animals hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Later, Waka even showed some skin to save some skin thanks to another PETA campaign…