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.
Written by PETA
The Oscar speeches may be over, but there are still some shout-outs left to send.
You can't talk about this year's winners without mentioning glowing vegan mom-to-be Natalie Portman, who gracefully accepted the Best Actress Award for Black Swan, which was directed by PETA friend, Darren Aronofsky. A faux-fur and -leather fan, Natalie is in good company with Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner Melissa Leo, who wore a dress by cruelty-free designer Marc Bouwer. Melissa wasn't faking her surprise and excitement, but she wisely fakes her fur.
The fact that The Social Network composer Trent Reznor took home an Oscar for Original Score was music to animals' ears. Reznor spoke out against the fur industry's use of cat and dog skins in a video that he narrated for PETA.
Co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco is a cat person, too, as he shows in this sweet picture. And co-host Anne Hathaway's vegetarian diet no doubt helped keep her physique sleek and ready for all those costume changes.
If your animals, like mine, dozed off during the show, they'll be happy to hear the animal-friendly results.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
It's Friday afternoon, and we're betting that you're getting a rumbling in your tummy thinking about dinner out, popcorn at the movies, or a pretzel at the mall. Well, to tide you over, have a hearty, heaping helping of Internet Soup:
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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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.