Written by Michelle Kretzer
rumors began swirling that Angelina
Jolie and Brad Pitt intended to have live elephants as part of their
wedding celebration, PETA wasn't buying it—after
all, the couple had donated $2
million to an African wildlife sanctuary. A rep confirmed
to us that Angelina and Brad have no
intention of showcasing captive wild animals at their celebration and
encouraged PETA to dispel the nasty rumor.
wildlife advocates at The
Body Shop have a lovely new lady
on their side. Leona Lewis
is bringing her spirit to the company as its new brand activist. The cruelty-free
company and the cruelty-free beauty will make one harmonious pair.
Looking at blue-eyed babe Jared Leto as
he rocks the stage with 30 Seconds to Mars, it’s hard to believe that he’s 41! He
credits his vegan diet
and plenty of sleep for still looking like he did in his Urban Legend days.
doesn't seem like 19 years since Tia Mowry burst onto the scene in
Sister, Sister, either. Now that she's
vegan, maybe she'll pull another sister act and get her twin, Tamera, on the
wagon might fill up quickly, especially following the debut of Bill Maher's riotous take on the horse-meat
scandal. The comedian threw in a
scathing review of the meat industry for good measure.
Woody Harrelson got nothing but great
reviews for his role in The Hunger Games, and while Catching Fire won't be out until the fall,
Woody's already getting two thumbs up from animal advocates for requesting all-vegan
clothes and accessories for the film.
loads more PETA-loving peeps were on fire for animals this week, too:
keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
The Hollywood baby boom is still going,
but now it seems that everyone has found something new to go gaga over: cruelty-free food.
original Focker, Ben Stiller, and his wife, Christine Taylor, are now vegan and are helping their kids embrace cruelty-free eating, too. "It
really has changed our energy level," says Taylor. "Sometimes you don't
realize it until someone says it to you, like, 'Your skin looks amazing.'"
Brinkley already knew that. Still stunning at 58,
she credits what she eats with giving her supermodel good looks—she's been
vegetarian since age 13.
Fellow model and Sexiest Vegetarian alum
Lauren Bush Lauren doesn't mince words when talking about her feelings on factory farms. When asked who her mortal enemy was, she responded, "Factory farms, because I am a vegetarian and the thought of
innocent animals being raised in poor conditions and then systematically
slaughtered is just horrifying to me."
Pitt had some strong words to say about animal slaughter, too. "Ever seen them butcher a cow for hamburger?"
he asked reporters at the Cannes Film Festival. "It's incredibly brutal
and violent. We live in a very violent world." And Billy Bob Thornton, separated from Brad by only one degree of Kevin Bacon, told Craig Ferguson that
he is now mostly vegan. When the stars weren't going vegan this week, they were
tweeting for animal rights:
To keep up with what your favorite
celebs are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Written by PETA
First Angelina Jolie swore off fur. Now she and Brad Pitt are donating $2 million to Namibia's N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary, which rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife and also employs and provides aid to native bush people. The Jolie-Pitt family spent Christmas there helping conservationists treat injured African wild dogs and other animals and watching a rehabilitated leopard be released into the wild.
The donation was made in the name of Angelina and Brad's daughter Shiloh, who was born in Namibia. We think that sounds like a pretty awesome Christmas present to Shiloh—and the animals.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
When Brangelina graced the Up in the Air premiere party with their perennially provocative presence, word has it that Jolie was totally down to Earth. The benevolent U.N.-representing beauty reportedly chatted up actor Vera Farmiga about the evils of fur as she munched on tomatoes.
Snacking on veggies. Educating people about the horrors of fur. Turns out celebrities really are just like us.
Written by Logan Scherer
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