As Saturday Night Live turns 40, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Over the years, several cast members have taken part in PETA campaigns or promoted animal rights in skits.

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Kevin Nealon was among PETA’s first celebrity spokespeople, taking part in PETA protests, promoting PETA’s spay/neuter mobile clinic, and filming this hilarious vegetarian public service announcement:

Molly Shannon also joined in with this hilarious dog-walking video:

Julia Sweeney’s sexually ambiguous “Pat” character helped PETA get Gillette to stop testing on animals. Sweeney led a protest (while in character) outside the company’s Boston headquarters, and this slick, odd commercial was the result:

Sweeney also wrote one of the most talked about pro-vegetarian animated spots on the show, “Cluckin’ Chicken,” for which she also provided the voice:

More recently, Justin Timberlake performed this “Veganville” musical sketch, written by Paula Pell, SNL‘s current reigning queen of animal rights parodies:

5 Best Animal Rights Skits from 40 Years of SNL | PETA’s Blog | PETA.

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