AFI frontman and vegan Davey Havok earned the Hero of the Year for Animals award after baring it all for PETA’s anti-leather campaign.
In an interview with PETA earlier this year, Havok said this cause is a necessary one to stand up for, especially in lieu of the ease in acquiring leather in the fashion industry today.
“I think people have been desensitized to what goes into making some of the things we wear,” Havok says. “I was raised on rock and roll, like many people, and the leather jacket was part of that culture. But no article of clothing, feeling of confidence or otherness is worth the torture or the murder of an innocent creature.”
In addition, all-veg group Blink-182 was named this year's Most Animal-Friendly Band.
“Today's hottest stars don't hesitate to take time out from judging a hit television show or dropping a highly anticipated album in order to speak up for animals,” says peta2 Senior Director Marta Holmberg.
“peta2 is recognizing Miley Cyrus, Davey Havok, blink-182, and other celebrities who are encouraging fans to eat vegan, shop cruelty-free, and more.”
Check out the full list of winners from the hero, food and lifestyle categories here.
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