Written by Michelle Kretzer
you read that right.
want to thank Kanye West for the shout-out to
PETA in his new song, "Theraflu." While the aptly named
tune does make us want to reach for an over-the-counter remedy as Kanye opines about
his inexplicable penchant for slinging tortured dead animals across his back,
the song did make #tellPETA trend on Twitter worldwide, giving us a great
opportunity to educate people about the revolting cruelty of the fur industry. #TellKanye that 60 beautiful minks have to die to make one ugly coat.
rapper Waka Flocka Flame could give Ye some
pointers—his "Only Cowards Abuse Animals" PETA ad
appears in this month's YRB magazine.
(Last month, the mag featured Chris "The Birdman" Andersen's colorful anti-fur ad.)
cover of the May issue of Vanity Fair features the fair face of fur foe Grace Park, looking as stunning in
white as she did in her PETA
"Save the Seals" ad.
seal savior Christian
Serratos tweeted her support for
PETA's campaign this week: "The Canadian seal slaughter has begun. Pls
help @PETA stop the bloody massacre NOW!"
Mickey Rourke saved a stray dog he
found on a movie set in Romania. Now Foxy has a great new home with Rourke and
his other beloved pups, including Jaws, who stars with Rourke in his animal birth
Photo: Faubel Christensen
Pamela Anderson visited Turkey and noticed that the country's streets were also
teeming with strays, she went on a mission to persuade officials there to adopt an aggressive spay-and-neuter
Ryan Gosling was a savior for a woman who was almost hit by a taxi in New York City. His
lifesaving heroics for people and advocacy for chickens make Ryan a heartthrob
with a heart of gold.
Lance Armstrong seems to be made of
steel, and now he's living strong thanks to eating mostly vegan foods.
he'll start whipping up homemade meals from the Candle Café like Christina Applegate.
vegan eatery led to love for Alec
Baldwin, who got engaged this week to Hilaria
Thomas, whom he met at Pure Food and Wine.
Christina Aguilera took both her loves—her boyfriend and her son—to
Cirque du Soleil, scoring herself a thank-you card from PETA for supporting a circus with only human
keep up with what your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
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Oh, Canada … today we sing the praises of Marystown, Newfoundland, which recently put out a stop sign for cruel animal acts by joining dozens of other cities and banning acts that use exotic animals.
Marystown reportedly banned the use of animals for human entertainment because its residents fear that animals in circuses are being mistreated. It sounds like someone on the City Council got ahold of PETA's recent undercover investigation, which documented that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus handlers whipped tigers and hit elephants over and over with bullhooks.
Forward-thinking Marystown Mayor Sam Synard even acknowledged that forcing animals into artificial environments causes them "irreparable harm." To thank Mayor Synard, we sent him a letter today (and I'm sure the elephants and tigers would have signed it, too, if they had opposable thumbs).
If you haven't seen the spectacular Cirque du Soleil or any of the other amazing animal-free circuses, what in the world are you waiting for?
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
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