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Joan Jett Gets PETA Animal Rights Activism Award from Iggy Pop

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/JoanJett (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/JoanJett (via ABC News Radio)

What were two rock legends doing last Saturday night? Toasting animal rights!

Iggy Pop presented Joan Jett with the Nanci Alexander Activist Award -- named after the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- for Jett's work on behalf of animal rights.  The presentation came as part of a PETA gala where Jett's new PETA ad campaign also was unveiled.  The national effort features a photo poster of Jett with the text, "I am Joan Jett, and I am a vegetarian." 

In a new press release, PETA praises the veteran rocker for her longtime animal activism -- which includes launching PETA's vegetarian starter kit that's available at goveg.com -- and notes, "Joan attributes her great health and youthful appearance to her longtime vegetarian diet."

Photos from the award ceremony can be seen on PETA's website , and both Pop and Jett look undeniably youthful considering their respective ages, 65 and 54.

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