Watch RZA Transform Into A Bear, Fish, Elephant, And Other Animals In New PETA Ad
“We are all the same, in all the ways that matter. It doesn’t matter if we have fur or feathers or fins,” he says, as the transformations take place. “We’re not different in any important way. We all have thoughts and feelings. We all feel love and pain and loneliness and joy.”
RZA, who has been a vegan for over two decades, spoke with PETA UK in 2014 about his decision to make the change.
“I don’t need a dead animal or dead piece of flesh to go into my live body,” he said. “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.”
A couple of months ago RZA sued Brooklyn dog-walking company Woof-Tang Clan, stating that the company’s mark was “highly similar” to the Wu-Tang Clan mark in “sight, sound and commercial impression.”
He also stated that the company “falsely suggests a connection” with the Wu-Tang Clan and argued the name is “likely to cause confusion, cause mistake, or to deceive consumers to falsely believe” the Brooklyn business has some association with the rap collective.