Drake really does love his Passionfruit.
The Canadian musician and actor says he has given up meat.
It was an announcement that has thrilled vegetarians around the globe.
“I don’t eat meat anymore,” he said during a recent Fortnite livestream, which seemed to come out of the blue. “I enjoy pineapple on pizza though. I don’t mind it. That’s from my Canadian high school days. Pineapple pizza late night. You can’t go wrong.”
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, even sent the Hotline Bling singer a vegan gift basket, including passionfruit.
But the group still wants the rapper to do more.
— PETA (@peta) March 19, 2018
The two Canadian companies have had a long running partnership.
Canada Goose has long been a target of the animal rights group.
Love that you’re performing charitable deeds in #GodsPlan, @Drake. Please extend your compassion to coyotes who are painfully trapped & bludgeoned or shot to death for @CanadaGooseInc‘s coats. Please end @welcomeOVO‘s product partnerships with the brand! https://t.co/kkR88YHUCc pic.twitter.com/cDf5D0i316
— PETA (@peta) February 21, 2018
“Drake: You could do better,” the group writes. “There’s no excuse for an artist and role model of your caliber to disregard the acute suffering of these sensitive, feeling beings. Please cut ties with this company immediately, and moving forward, partner only with progressive brands that don’t harm animals.”
Canada Goose has mounted its own campaign to fight back. The company says:
“Ethically sourced down, fur, wool and shearling are an important part of our story,” the company says on its website. “We believe all animals are entitled to humane treatment in life and death, and are deeply committed to the responsible use and ethical sourcing of all animal materials in our products. We do not condone any willful mistreatment and neglect of animals or acts that maliciously cause undue pain, injury or suffering.”
To date, Drake hasn’t publicly responded on the issue.
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