Joan Jett Honored By PETA

Joan Jett has been honored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for her animal rights campaigning for vegetarianism.

The "I Love Rock n' Roll" singer posed in a print ad, featuring the copy "I Am Joan Jett and I Am a Vegetarian." A blurb fixed in the ad further explains her position: "A meatless diet saves animals from suffering, combats environmental destruction and is better for my health."

The ad was unveiled over the weekend at a vegan restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where Jett was honored with the Nanci Alexander Activist Award, named after the founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.

"Joan takes every opportunity to talk about the importance of being kind to animals . . . People listen when this star talks. She's had a positive influence on countless fans," said a rep from PETA.

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