10,957 days. 1,565 weeks. 360 months. 30 years. That is how long People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been working overtime to help bring animal issues to the forefront of conversation.
Last night, the organization celebrated their 3 decades of success at “PETA’s 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards” in Los Angeles, California. Ecorazzi, of course, was there to cover the whole darn thing!
A brigade of huge celerities showed up to offer their support, including A-listers like Lea Michele, Eva Mendes and Alec Baldwin. While chatting with Ecorazzi, Baldwin confirmed his meat-free diet and spoke out against the brutal fur industry.
“You’ll never be able to make wearing fur illegal,” said Baldwin. “But anybody who is powerful and intellectual in the fashion industry who is encouraging the use of fur…I think that’s really, really disgraceful.”
So which celebrity would Baldwin like to see participate in PETA’s next “I’d Rather Go Naked” campaign?
Baldwin joked, “I think it would be wrong of me to suggest — Blake Lively — that anybody should take their clothes off — Blake Lively — and uh….”
Pamela Anderson compared Lady Gaga’s meaty VMA outfit with wearing a fur coat and shared her thoughts about PETA’s sometimes extreme methods.
“I don’t think PETA goes too far, but people who give them a nasty rap definitely go too far,” said Anderson. “You have to have extremists to have a middle ground. I think it’s really important to go far, because that’s what gets the attention. We have that right: freedom of speech. And I think it’s a great thing to have and use for good.”
Twilight star Christian Serratos — a vegan of 5 years — is also strongly against wearing and proudly voiced her thoughts.
” I think it [fur] looks heinous, and what goes into making a fur coat is just disgusting,” revealed Serratos. “I feel like people are very out of sight, out of mind. I don’t see the problem in researching things and knowing what you’re buying or what you’re eating.”
And Serratos wasn’t the only vegan in attendance. Plenty of celebs were gushing about their plant-based diet, including thespian extraordinaire James Cromwell.
“It’s the right thing to do, said Cromwell. “It’s the only sensible and sane thing to do. I think we have an insane system that’s failing. The reason why veganism and vegetarianism is such a seminal issue is because it’s the beginning of taking back of our power.”
While on the red carpet, The Hills stars Stephanie Pratt was exicted to announced that she recently went vegetarian and has been eating at Real Food Daily almost everyday since. And Eva Mendes shared that she still feels great after going vegetarian 4 years ago. How did we miss that one!?
As the red carpet came to a close, we headed into the theater for a delicious dinner and high energy ceremony. Wanna know what went down inside? Make sure to stay tuned to Ecorazzi for PETA’s 30th Anniversary Gala And Humanitarian Awards Part Two. It’s coming very soon!