News

PETA to Offer Prince’s Vegan Song as a Free Download

Late artist donated the song “Animal Kingdom” to PETA, and the animal-rights organization is now making it free for fans to download in commemoration of his advocacy.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently announced that it would be offering the pro-vegan song “Animal Kingdom,” by late music icon Prince, as a free download to celebrate the artist’s upcoming birthday and his animal activism. Fans are still mourning the loss of Prince, who died in April, with tributes to some of his most beloved songs, but the 1998 “Animal Kingdom”—featured on a bonus album included with the Crystal Ball disc set—isn’t among the most well-known. However, with this announcement, millions will now have access to an elusive piece of work by a music legend espousing the merits of giving consideration to animal life. Lyrics to the song—the rights to which were donated to PETA in 1999—include a compelling chorus: “No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity/No member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me/It’s why I don’t eat red meat or white fish/Don’t give me no blue cheese/We’re all members of the animal kingdom/Leave your brothers and sisters in the sea.”

More News

Vegan Burger Bar Pops Up for Earth Day

Earthie's Drive Thru is planting a tree for every Impossible Burger they sell.
Read More »

100,000-Square-Foot Vegan Block Party Hits LA

100,000-Square-Foot Vegan Block Party Hits LA
Read More »

Luxe Shop Debuts Vegan Avocado-Shaped Ice Cream

London's luxury gelato stand Snowflake sells vegan ice cream made from, and shaped like, an avocado, complete with an edible pit.
Read More »

IKEA Promotes Plant-Based Eating for Earth Day

The furniture chain sent a newsletter in time for Earth Day with three plant-based recipes it says are good for your body and the planet.
Read More »

'50s Style Vegan Diner Opens in Michigan

Former Detroit-area food truck Shimmy Shack's new retro diner will serve Coney dogs, burgers, and shakes, and host birthday parties, gift-basket making events, and vegan vintage clothing pop-ups.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »