Written by Michelle Kretzer
Twitter cofounders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are
putting their money where their beaks are, backing Beyond Meat, a company that produces
cruelty-free faux meats. Now, every time cruel meat-peddling companies such as McDonald's use Twitter, they'll actually be helping to
support the vegan cause!
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Tricia Helfer is tweeting to help end
the Canadian seal
slaughter and wearing her PETA pride on her sleeve
After rescuing a dog himself, Josh
Duhamel is a proud rescue advocate: "Pet
adoption changed my life when we were looking to find a companion for our 7-year-old
dachshund, Zoe. Soon after adopting Meatloaf, I learned that these pets are
just grateful for the love you have to give them."
Yvonne Strahovski will be taking her
animal rights advocacy to a killer new venue, as she will be appearing on
season seven of Dexter, and Waka Flocka Flame's new album, Triple F Life, which debuted this
week, is decidedly free of one "f" ("fur") and full of
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.
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