Alicia Silverstone Asks Putin To Provide Pussy Riot With Vegan Meals

Priorities? Maybe she could also, y’know, ask that they be released?

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Alicia Silverstone on Aug. 21.

Dear President Putin,

I have been following the trial involving three members of the band Pussy Riot. As a vegan myself, I was deeply concerned to learn that one of the women, Maria Alekhina, who is a vegan, reportedly collapsed from hunger during a court session. I respectfully request you to ensure that vegan meals are available to Ms. Alekhina and all prisoners.

Regardless of the trial and its outcome, I’m sure you can agree that everyone has the right to show compassion and refrain from harming animals by being vegan. May I please have your assurance that Ms. Alekhina will have access to vegan foods? Thank you for your time and attention to this urgent matter.

Sincerely,
Alicia Silverstone

See the original letter here.

Silverstone has a point about respecting prisoners’ diets. It’s the humane thing to do! But this is the guy who jailed three women for protesting against him — a move that has been widely condemned by the Western World. Letting them go would also be nice.

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