Written by Michelle Kretzer
out for a run, teen bride Courtney
Stodden proves there's no wrong
way to show off your vegetarian pride.
driver Andy Lally keeps his motor running with healthy vegan
Denise Richards tweeted to PETA asking
for vegan cookbook recommendations, we not
only told her about some but also sent 'em to her, and she tweeted her thanks.
Liam Hemsworth might be in puppy love—he got a rescued dog from girlfriend Miley Cyrus for his birthday. She asked
her Twitter followers always
to adopt, never buy, joining the roster of
celebrity sweet tweeters:
James Franco was inspired by Rise of the Planet of the Apes to join Kevin Nealon and a host of other
celebrities in support of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, which aims to get great
apes out of laboratories.
of the great apes' staunchest supporters, Dr. Jane Goodall, is featured on
Beliefnet.com's picks for the Top 10 Animal Rights Activists. Click here to see the full list,
which includes heavy hitters such as Bob Barker, Ric O'Barry, and Russell Simmons.
heavy hitter, PETA
President Ingrid E. Newkirk is making headlines for
not mincing words. Asked what she thought about Real Housewives of New York star Cindy Barshop's real-fur merkins, she responded, "It's
outright sleazy, and it's downright cruel to kill an animal to decorate your
leave you with that.
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Star light, star bright, adopting animals left and right.
Denise Richards is in love again—with her new rescued buddy, Chocolate Chip. When the homeless terrier mix appeared on a dog-themed episode of The View that Richards was co-hosting, she curled up in the actor's lap—and never left. That did it for Richards, and soon Chocolate Chip was on a sweet trip to L.A. to meet her new fur siblings.
Emmy Rossum, star of the new Showtime drama Shameless, isn't ashamed to admit that she's a sucker for a cute stray-cat strut. While in Chicago shooting street scenes for the show, Rossum encountered a bedraggled stray cat, scooped her up, got her some much-needed veterinary care, and carted her off to L.A. to live happily ever after.
Speaking of saving lives, today is Spay Day! You can help end the animal overpopulation crisis by texting "PETA" to 27722 in order to donate $10. Message and data rates apply.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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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.