Chrissie Hynde To Be Honored By PETA

Chrissie Hynde will receive the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Award at the event's bash at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Sept. 8.

Sir Paul McCartney will present the Linda McCartney Memorial Award to the vocalist/guitarist/leader of the Pretenders. It recognizes Hynde's continued activism on core issues, including animal rights and vegetarianism. McCartney is a longtime supporter of PETA and its causes, as was his late wife.