June 7 would have marked Prince’s 58th birthday and in honor of the music legend, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a free download of “Animal Kingdom,” a song the icon donated to the organization.
The pro-vegan song was donated by the late singer for PETA’s 20th anniversary in 1999. Now supporters can download the track tomorrow on PETA’s website. Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, explained in a statement released by PETA that June 7 isn’t just about celebrating the influential artist, but also about celebrating his legacy.
“Prince didn’t want to celebrate birthdays but [rather] live life to elevate and educate to the next level of enlightenment,” Garcia says. “My mission every June 7 is not only to celebrate his birth but also, with PETA, to remember this man by making June 7 a day where Prince fans go vegan to see how much better they feel and to honor his kind legacy.”
Garcia is scheduled to co-host a party at PETA’s Los Angeles office, the Bob Barker Building, on Tuesday to honour her late husband and celebrate the launch with Russell Simmons, Pamela Anderson, Moby, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal and Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle, among others.
For more information go to PETA.org.