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Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow Discusses Her Vegan Diet With Peta2

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PETA has conducted an interview with Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow about her veganism, and the organization has issued the following statement:

"If you've ever wondered what represents the arch enemy to Angela Gossow, you can find out in the Arch Enemy lead vocalist's exclusive interview with peta2, PETA's youth division, in which the Swedish death-metal singer reveals her foremost foe: factory farming. In the recent interview, Gossow—a lifelong vegetarian—opens up about why she decided to dump eggs and dairy products from her diet and go vegan for good. And from now through January 2, visitors to peta2.com can enter to win an Arch Enemy prize pack containing a copy of Khaos Legions, the group's latest studio album; a Century Media compilation CD; and an Arch Enemy poster and stickers.

"Besides the indisputable health benefits of ditching meat and other unhealthy animal products from their diets, vegans have a smaller carbon footprint than their meat-eating counterparts— and each vegan saves the lives of more than 100 animals every year.

"Gossow joins an ever-growing list of musicians—including The Agonist's Alissa White-Gluz, OTEP, Dillinger Escape Plan, GWAR, and Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia—who have teamed up with peta2 to challenge archaic, cruel attitudes about animals."

"I've always been educating myself," Gossow tells peta2. "I've been watching all the documentaries about animal transport, what's happening in slaughterhouses. I know everything about the hormones, the antibiotics that you find in meat and milk products. It costs society … billions of dollars for health insurance for all their heart problems, blood pressure problems, diabetes 2."

For more information and to watch Angela Gossow's interview and enter the contest, please visit this location.

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's last interview with Angela by heading over to this location.

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1. Rex_84 writes:

"I've always been educating myself," Gossow tells peta2. "I've been watching all the documentaries about animal transport, what's happening in slaughterhouses. I know everything about the hormones, the antibiotics that you find in meat and milk products. It costs society … billions of dollars for health insurance for all their heart problems, blood pressure problems, diabetes 2."

She's 100% right and I would buy free range meat if it were affordable. I went on a free-range, all organic diet for a while and just couldn't afford the prices. I I don't like veggies enough to become vegetarian or vegan. I guess buying HEB-brand hamburger and making it at home is better than eating meat from McDonald's or Walmart.

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

"indisputable health benefits of ditching meat"

Bullsh**. Otherwise, respect to anyone who wants to go for it, doesn't bother me.

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. thom writes:

hell, yeah! veganism! great for the earth, the animals and especially great for your health! thanks for making this video!

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Netromancer writes:

The problem isn't meat per se. It's the fact that alot of people eat meat at EVERY sitting. Moderation in all things. I usually substitute ground turkey for ground beef and we also do fish once or twice a week. And like I said, maybe throw down a salad during the day instead of a burger. But once every month or so we go out for a steak. Just cause I try to eat well doesn't mean I don't F'ing love a great cut of steak.

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. IrishMetal writes:

No doubt veganism is better for the environment, but being a farmer, I love my meat.

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# Dec 7, 2011 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. JFC writes:

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# Dec 7, 2011 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Vegan writes:

I bet she hasnt gave up all meat,if so poor M amott.she loves the tube steak.haha

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. irvinfrank writes:

When I used to get samples from sites like "Get Official Samples" I would spend about $120 a week I thought that was good because I always shopped at Safeway and my receipt said I had saved 18 percent.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 2:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

She's a vegan?


Oh man, ruins the fantasy :(

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 3:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. wilco writes:

she is a good singer and a hot chick
but her diet one big pile of donkey sh**
we are meat eaters no freking healty stuff
if we needed to eat veagetabels than we all would be rabbits
caveman rolls over in his grave now thinking what has happend to the meat eating clans

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 7:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. anon writes:

I stand by the "if we weren't meant to eat meat, why do we still have our canines" argument.

That being said, has she had hers pulled out yet?

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 7:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. KanadianKoRn writes:

lol a friend who went on tour with her told me that she refuses bathrooms on the road, just sh**s in a bag and chux it out the window!

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. EsotericSurgery writes:

Look, I stand up for animal rights as much as I can. I volunteer at an animal hospital and I try to eat as little meat as possible. BUT, we need a bit of meat. I'm with Cynic, that comment she made there WAS bullsh**. Also, recent studies from Russian scientists have proved that plants do share a conscious field and can respond to human thought and action (there was a polygraph test done on the plant and they got huge spikes in the reading just by thinking of harming the plant...the plant reacted to human intent and thought indicating it shares the consciousness field with us). What I'm getting at is, if plants have a consciousness, even if it is a lesser form compared to us or animals, they're still alive. Eating a cute furry animal is no better than eating a plant. In each case you're killing a conscious entity. It's just plants don't have eyes and can't make noises like animals so we consider them "not really alive" like we would animals or humans. I say eat meat, you need to, just try and eat in moderation like Netro said and support good clean local farms if possible.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 11:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Rex_84 writes:

Corn-fed beef, steroids, over crowding, E-coli because meat isn't clean properly--read the book "Fast Food Nation." It's just another industry that takes profits over our own health.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cynic writes:

Those are problems with the US meat industry, not meat.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Rex_84 writes:

Cynic, good point. She could choose free range meat. I would if I could afford it.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. R10 writes:

Im taking wilcos side in this one,he said it best. Nuge said it best " ya cant grill it 'til ya kill it!" In the mean time,think i'll go grab two quarterpounders before i head to work. Yum!

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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