Written by Michelle Kretzer
Martina Navratilova is no stranger to
winning, and we think she could soon have a victory under her dancing shoes, too, on season 14 of Dancing With the Stars.
tennis titan's determination has served her well both on the court and off.
Rallying against cruelty to animals, she has been working with PETA since 1995,
when she starred with a
turkey friend in our "Live and Let Live" vegetarian campaign.
then, Martina has helped with fur giveaways at homeless shelters, criticized
Australia's live export
and mulesing of sheep, asked universities to
halt their cruel "gay
sheep" experiments, criticized Atlanta
Pride for holding a noisy
party at an aquarium, and much more.
never been one to step lightly around important issues. She saves her fancy
footwork for the tennis court—or the dance
her in action tonight on Dancing With the
Stars at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Written by PETA
There has never been a shortage of animal rights supporters on ABC's hit show Dancing With the Stars, and season 11 will be no exception. Vegetarian singer Michael Bolton is as easy on animals as he is on the ears, and funny lady Margaret Cho told the audience at PETA's Millennium Gala in Hollywood, "[Fur] is really ridiculous. It's outrageous. We're not living in igloos. We don't need to trade pelts anymore." As for what The Hills' Audrina Patridge thinks about buying animals from pet shops, we'll let her tell you herself:
Which animal-friendly hoofer will get your vote?
Written by Alisa Mullins
Barely stopping to catch her breath after a sizzling Argentine tango on Dancing With The Stars (DWTS), Pamela Anderson—accompanied by her dance partner, Damian Whitewood—headed to the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles today to hand-deliver her letter to Gary Doer, the Canadian ambassador to the U.S., detailing her concern that the Canadian government is subsidizing the seal slaughter.
Pamela has taken her fight for seals from one end of Canada to the other, but her personal appearance at the consulate is her first action in the U.S. regarding this issue. Just like when she dances, Pamela takes one step for animals and then takes 10 more. Do you really need any other reason to tune in to DWTS on Monday and cast your votes for her? Polls open at 8 p.m. EDT, and the phone and text lines stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting remains open until 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday. It only takes a few minutes to help vote this compassionate activist for animals to the top! Call 1-800-868-3411; text the word "vote" to 3411 if you're an AT&T mobile customer; or go online and vote for Pam six times.
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
I can't get enough of sizzling-hot Pamela Anderson on Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) (did you see that split?!), and her run has surely inspired many people to speak up for animals. Who knows—maybe if José Tomas had watched Pamela's anti-bullfighting paso doble, he'd have thought twice before getting into the bullring with the animal who gored him in the groin this weekend.
Pamela needs your votes to stay in the competition! Polls open at 8 p.m. EDT tonight, and the phone and text lines stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting remains open until 11 a.m. EDT tomorrow. It only takes a few minutes to help vote this compassionate activist for animals to the top! Call 1-800-868-3411; text the word "vote" to 3411 if you're an AT&T mobile customer; or go online and vote for Pam seven times.
If you've been watching Dancing With the Stars (DWTS), you already know that Pamela Anderson's got the moves, but it's what she does for animals that moves us. Here's what you can do to help Pam snag that cool disco-ball trophy: Call 1-800-868-3411; text the word "vote" to 3411; or go online and vote for Pam eight times.
Here are the top eight reasons to get everyone you know (yes, even people who have never seen the show) to give their eight online votes to Pam tonight:
BTW—DWTS is on at 8 p.m. tonight. Isn't eight great? Call everyone you know and have them call in to help Pam win!
Written by Amy Skylark Elizabeth
Dancing With the Stars has hosted a virtual cornucopia of PETA supporters, from contestants Joanna Krupa and Steve-O to dancing pro Karina Smirnoff and judge Carrie Ann Inaba. So we were bummed to learn that DWTS planned to use a chimpanzee as a "guest judge" on last night's episode.
Yesterday morning, several organizations, including PETA, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, and International Primate Protection League, contacted the show's executive producer, Conrad Green, to try to convince him not to air the segment. In our letter, we alerted Green to the fact that workers tear captive baby chimpanzees away from their mothers and beat them in order to force them to perform. We also sent along our moving video about great apes in entertainment, which is narrated by Anjelica Huston.
Anjelica must have worked her magic, because the kind Mr. Green got back to us right away to let us know that the segment featuring the chimpanzee would be cut and that he would never use great apes in the future. Good to his word, no chimpanzee put in an appearance on last night's show, according to the crazed avid DWTS fans on our staff.
This just goes to show that if you speak up, good people like Conrad Green are quick to do the right thing.
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