Written by Michelle Kretzer
If being on Maxim's
Hot 100 list is verifiable proof of hotness (and, of
course, it is), these lovely lasses are steaming:
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2. Olivia Munn: Working to end the abuse of animals in the circus, the fur industry, puppy mills, and the horse-drawn carriage industry, Olivia Munn proves there's no "hot list" or
animal rights issue that she can't conquer.
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14. Lea Michele: Lovely Lea Michele is a triple threat: She sings, she acts, and she
advocates for animals. From her vegetarian diet to her refusal to wear fur to her rescued animals to her campaign to get horse-drawn carriages out of
New York, Lea always hits a beautiful note for animals.
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16. Charlize Theron: She might be playing the wicked queen in Snow White and the Huntsman, but Charlize Theron is a noble defender of animals killed for fur and those in animal shelters waiting for homes.
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29. Eva Mendes: She would rather go naked than wear fur, and whether it's for Maxim or PETA, Eva
Mendes always shows that everyone looks better in
their own skin.
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35. Yvonne Strahovski: If she looks angelic in the Maxim.com gallery,
it's because Yvonne
Strahovski is an angel for animals. She and her rescued
pups are doing their part to end the animal overpopulation crisis.
Maxim's Hot 100 is so full of compassionate cuties that we don't have
room to do them all justice here, but check out the list for yourself to see sexy and sweet gals Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde, Kellie Pickler, Kristen Bell, JWoww, Miley Cyrus, Sarah Hyland, Emmy Rossum, Ashley Greene, Lake Bell, Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, and Kristen Stewart.
Written by Jeff Mackey
Quite a few longtime PETA friends and faves were among the
celebs who told the Associated Press about
their animal-oriented New
including Bob Barker
("To continue urging folks to have their pets spayed and neutered—including
("I wish that [my cat]
Sheila would stop going into my bathroom, taking out all my cotton balls out of
the jars and spreading them all over."), and Katherine Heigl
(whose dogs want her "to feed them consistently on time in the morning"),
not to mention superhot Josh
and music legend Roberta
whom we love all the more after hearing about their rescued animal friends.
Other pro-adoption superstars? How about George Clooney,
who recently talked to Esquire about adopting
his shelter mutt, Einstein? Or Charlize Theron, who wants more people to, well, be like George?
If anyone you know needs convincing that tofu scramble
is the real breakfast of champions,
you can remind him or her that vegan WWE superstar Daniel Bryan
has been awarded the world
Then break a chair across his or her back just to get the point across. (PETA's
lawyers would like us to note that this is a joke and that violence is never
Not to be outdone, the UFC took to Twitter
to urge fans to vote for Jake
for peta2's Most Animal-Friendly Athlete Libby Award.
A number of other stars offered up pro-animal tweets as well:
And the always amazing Oscar-winner and Raising Hope star Cloris Leachman
raised some hope for animals abused in circuses by writing to the mayor of Orlando
and asking him to protect the elephants scheduled to perform in the city with Ringling Bros.
Written by PETA
Well, Jessica's thinking about opening her heart and home to a new pooch and word on the street is that she "wants a rescue dog."
We're thrilled to hear that she's thinking about rescuing a dog instead of buying one from a breeder. Today, we wrote to the star to urge her adopt her new friend from an animal shelter, pointing out that millions of dogs are euthanized at shelters every year simply because there aren’t enough homes for all of them. Even if she has her heart set on a particular breed, there are many purebreds at open-admission animal shelters and certainly many who are in the care of breed-specific rescue groups.
We hope, hope, hope that Jessica Simpson will join the long list of caring celebrities, including Charlize Theron, Katherine Heigl, Kyra Sedgwick, Audrina Patridge, and Alicia Silverstone, who have saved a life (or two or three) by adopting homeless animals.
Written by Karin Bennett
We told you we'd be back. After nixing plans to protest Vogue's Fashion Week party out of respect for our pal Charlize Theron, we showed up at last night's "Fashion's Night Out" event at Macy's to make sure that villainous Vogue editor Anna "Nuclear" Wintour never forgets that animals often remain alive after being skinned for their fur:
Written by Amy Elizabeth
And it's all because friends don't protest friends.
No, we haven't suddenly made amends with Anna Wintour. It's longtime PETA friend Charlize Theron who has us putting the kibosh on our protest plans.
Charlize will be on hand at Vogue's Fashion Week party on Thursday to sign copies of the magazine's September issue. But while Charlize may be gracing the cover of this notoriously furry magazine, the Oscar-winning actress wouldn't be caught dead in fur.
The PETA pal even wore our "Fight Breedism" T-shirt to her Vogue interview.
Don't worry—we'll still be making sure that ol' Anna hears from us. She and fellow fur fiend Michael Kors will be putting in an appearance at Wintour's "Fashion's Night Out" event at Macy's … and so will we.
Written by Amanda Schinke
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on this Win It Wednesday. The winners of the 'Fight Breedism' shirt are Emily, Kelli, and S. Phillips. Congratulations!
We all have our favorite celebrities, and Charlize Theron has topped my list since she narrated PETA's puppy mill investigation. When she was spotted wearing our new "Fight Breedism" shirt on the beach with her rescue pups, I was pretty much over the moon. She's beautiful, talented, and funny, and she jumps at every chance she can to speak up for animals. What more could you ask for?
Her awesome T-shirt, for starters.
For this week's "Win It" Wednesday, we're giving away three "Fight Breedism" shirts so that you can rock Charlize's style. They're super-stylish, soft, and a great way to spread the word about adoption.
How do you win? Help Charlize give a voice to the millions of animals abandoned at animal shelters every year and tell us about the shelter animal(s) you have rescued. Leave us a comment below, then take our quiz to find out how well you know your ABCs (as in "animal birth control").
Written by Lianne Turner
Everyone is sexiest when sporting compassion, and Charlize Theron proves the point! Out for a stroll on a Malibu beach the other day, not only did Charlize take along her two lucky rescue dogs, she also brought out a message to help all dogs by sporting PETA's newest "Fight Breedism" T-shirt.
Want to mimic Charlize's style? You can buy one of our "Fight Breedism" tees here.
Written by Shawna Flavell
Maxim just released its "Hot 100" list, and apparently the editors understand the appeal of kindness toward animals. The list isn't just a "who's who" in hotness—it's a "who's who" in compassion too.
Number one on Maxim's list is Olivia Wilde, who always gets House fans' pulses racing. While she plays a naughty doctor, she still knows how to play nice with animals. You guessed it, Maxim's number one is vegan!
Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, gets her audiences purring with her sultry voice and gorgeous looks, but we're happy as a kitty in catnip over the fact that she helped us promote spaying and neutering.
How much hotness can one woman dish up? Eva Mendes is the answer! Need more proof? Check out her sexy "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad. Eh, what'd I tell ya?
Stunning Charlize Theron is as compassionate as she is talented—just ask her dog.
Audrina Patridge's sunny smile could light up Las Vegas—but it's her heart (which has a gigantic soft spot for animals) that we're interested in.
Millions idolize blonde beauty (and Sexiest Vegetarian contest winner) Carrie Underwood, and we can't say we blame them.
Tricia Helfer's luminous looks and love for animals are otherworldly.
The evidence is in: There's no trace of a doubt that Roselyn Sanchez's steamy anti-fur ad is muy bonita.
The reason we're happy that ravishing Joanna Krupa graces magazines all over the newsstand? She refuses to compromise her values and never wears fur.
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