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RZA Teams Up With PETA for New PSA Promoting Animal Kindness: Exclusive

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"RZA: We're Not Different in Any Important Way"

In a new PSA launched by RZA and PETA, the Wu-Tang Clan artist is hoping to sway people into the mindset of treating all animals with love and compassion this year.

The minute-long clip finds RZA transforming into different images of men, women, and animals, saying, "We are all the same, in all the ways that matter." He adds, "It doesn't matter if we have fur or feathers or fins. "We're not different in any important way. We all have thoughts and feelings. We all feel love and pain and loneliness and joy."

During a 2014 interview with PETA UK, RZA explained his decision to go vegan. “I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body," he revealed. “I had animals as friends. They was happy to see me in their own animal way. I’m quite sure they did not want to be on my plate.”

RZA's new PSA with PETA will air during The Daily Show With Trevor Noah this week in both New York and Los Angeles. RZA isn't the only celebrity to actively speak out against animal abuse for PETA: PInk, Taraji P. Henson, Joaquin Phoenix, Eve, and Paul McCartney have teamed up with PETA in the past to promote animal kindness. 

Watch RZA's PSA below.