Joan Jett is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee and now she's been honored for her work as an animal activist by PETA.

Jett is a lifelong vegetarian and received the Nanci Alexander Activist Award from PETA at a gala in Florida on Sunday. The organization's founder Ingrid Newkirk praised Joan for taking "every opportunity to talk about the importance of being kind to animals, and she's among the most dedicated activists I've had the pleasure of knowing.