Written by Michelle Kretzer
Rosie O'Donnell suffered a heart attack
and discovered that one of her arteries was 99 percent blocked, she knew it was
time to change her lifestyle. She cleaned her diet of animal products, watched
the powerful documentary Forks Over Knives, and spoke with one of
the film's driving forces (and Bill Clinton mentor), Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. PETA also sent her a vegetarian/vegan starter kit,
slaughterhouse exposé "Glass
Walls," and cookbooks. Rosie is keeping her
fans updated via Twitter and her blog, noting that she is losing weight and
Texans running back Arian
Foster is getting a rush from
being vegan. As the favorite to lead the NFL in rushing yards this season, he
joined the celebrities who were advocating for animals on Twitter this week by
posting some hilarious words for naysayers:
PeoplePets.com named its favorite "pet
Tweethearts"—celebrities who fill the Twitterverse with "aww-worthy" pictures and sentiments
about their animal companions. Rescue advocates Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood graced the list with
numerous posts about their beloved dogs.
Bradley Cooper prefers to sing the
praises of his rescued dog in more than 140 characters. He took his pup,
Charlotte, along for his appearance on Live!
With Kelly. His other rescued dog, Samson, passed away earlier this year,
but we wouldn't be surprised to see Bradley and Charlotte adopting a new member
into the family soon.
Missy Elliott is dropping two new singles over Labor Day weekend,
but she isn't dropping her stance on spaying and neutering: Missy knows that a real
"misdemeanor" would be contributing to animal homelessness by not having your dogs and cats sterilized.
keep up with how the stars are helping animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.