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PETA Offers ‘House of Cards’ Star Kevin Spacey Donation for Barbecue Fundraiser

PETA Offers ‘House of Cards’ Star Kevin Spacey Donation for Barbecue Fundraiser

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Animal rights campaigners have offered to make a $6,000 donation to Kevin Spacey theater company if he swaps meat for vegan food at an upcoming fundraising barbecue.

Spacey is holding a raffle for the chance to eat barbecued ribs with him on the set of his online drama series House of Cards, with proceeds going to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and London’s The Old Vic Theatre Company, where Spacey works as artistic director.

However, staff at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have promised to make a $6,000 donation if Spacey goes vegetarian for the event.

In a letter to the star, a PETA representative writes:

“We believe that you care about animal welfare and about the environment, so in light of all the information available today about cruelty in slaughterhouses and the detrimental effect of greenhouse gasses produced by animal-based agriculture, PETA is respectfully asking that the prize dinner feature delicious ‘Fib Ribs’ or Field Roast vegan offerings instead of ribs so that the theatre will not benefit at the expense of other vital social interests.”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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