Written by Michelle Kretzer
hearing that Noel
Gallagher expressed excitement
about teaching his sons to "throw stuff at cows," Joan Jett called out the former Oasis frontman, stating:
guy is a putz! I am embarrassed he is Irish and from [the] same county as my
grandparents on my father's side. Maybe if this bully wants to throw things, he
should try throwing something at somebody who can fight back, like me."
keep you updated on whether Gallagher decides to pick on somebody from his own
species. Meanwhile, elsewhere in celebrityland, plenty of other stars are
throwing their support at animals, including
Alec Baldwin, who unveiled his new circus exposé for PETA at a news conference
in New York City.
Kellan Lutz revealed his PETA
billboard in Los Angeles to his Twitter followers in a picture that's worthy of its
own bedroom wall space.
other vampire/werewolf news, PETA buddies Famke Janssen and Eli Roth are
working together on Netflix's adaptation of the otherworldly novel Hemlock Grove. You can bet that this
will be an animal-friendly set.
Photo by Andrew Southam/Weiss Artists Inc. For The Cloutier Agency: Hair by Charles Dujic Makeup by Tracy Sondern Styling by Heidi Meek Props by Darren Ransdell
"animal-friendly" also describes the set that Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt shared while making Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Ewan told Conan O'Brien
that his rescued dog Sid loved going to work with him, and he even attached a
sidecar to his motorcycle for toting Sid along.
dog Bo Obama is always right in the middle of his family's adventures. Michelle Obama told David Letterman, "He
is my son. I have two girls and a boy."
Sophia Bush's US Weekly magazine list
of "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" includes her rescued pit bulls
Patch and Penny. Sophia has a huge heart for animals, and we hope all of her #LittleVoices join her in supporting
something that you may not have known about Diane Keaton: In her new memoir, Then Again, she talks about being a vegetarian for the past 25 years. Join
Diane in going vegetarian—order a free
vegetarian/vegan starter kit here, and help save animals, protect the environment, and
preserve your health.
Diamondbacks infielder Geoff
Blum announced that he did a vegan cleanse that helped
him drop 10 pounds and recover from knee surgery. We
hope his vegan adventure continues, so we're sending him a copy of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness by
Robert Cheeke for tips on how to stay fit for the field on a plant-based diet.
up with the latest celebrity animal news by following @PETA on Twitter.
A new report
found that celebrities and their children often inspire baby names among the
rest of us. For example,
pop singer and PETA supporter Pink's daughter's name, Willow, made a list of
top celeb-inspired names.
With the plethora
celebrities out there,
people who want to name their baby after someone whose heart is as big as his
or her star power have many options to chose from, such as Portia,
for a vegan role model who embodies cruelty-free beauty; Taraji,
in honor of someone who wears her heart (but never animals) on her sleeve; and Kellan,
for a boy who's not afraid to show his sensitive side, especially when it comes
to helping animals.
next year's top baby names will be Lea or Steve-O or even Metta
animal-friendly stars do you think have names worthy of consideration for a new
bundle of joy?
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November is shaping up to be Kellan Lutz Month. First, we get to see him as Poseidon, god of the sea, in Immortals, and then as that other immortal, Emmett Cullen, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part I. While we wait, let's enjoy a little Lutz lust with the PETA ad that he and his dog Kola did to encourage fans to find their eternal love at an animal shelter.
Photo: Colin Stark
And before he declared war on humanity as King Hyperion, fellow Immortals star Mickey Rourke and his canine buddy declared war on animal homelessness with an approach as easy as ABC: animal birth control. (Read more about Rourke and his canine
companions in the paperback edition of Ingrid E. Newkirk's book One Can Make
Fellow Immortals stars Freida Pinto and Isabel Lucas have been doing kind things for animals, too: praising the use of computer-generated imagery to replace animals in entertainment and protesting Japanese whaling, respectively. Because even Greek gods and goddesses know that the kind acts that we perform can live forever.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
are just two weeks to go until audiences see Kristen Stewart finally become a
vampire in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part I, but last
night, K-Stew told Jay
Leno that even the bloodless
aren't heartless—she would never wear real fur.
showed what appeared to be a furry image from Kristen's W magazine photo shoot that left her fans
asking a big "W": Why would she wear that? But Kristen was anxious to
put the rumors to rest, saying, "That's not fur—I would never wear fur. … [People
said] 'nobody does that [wear fur] anymore and look, she's willing to.' No, I'm
actually not, so let's just clear that one up."
like the out-of-touch designers who still use fur are having a harder and
harder time finding anyone willing to wear butchered bunnies. It's obvious that
stolen skin is out and sparkly skin is in.
you head out to reserve your tickets for opening night, check out how Twilight stars Kellan Lutz, Christian Serratos, and Robert
Pattinson are shining for animals too.
This coming Sunday, July 31, has been dubbed "Mutts Day," and I can say from personal experience that nothing beats an adorable one-of-a-kind mutt. When you adopt a homeless mutt from a shelter, you not only gain a best buddy, you also save a life. But don't just take it from me—take it from these famous shelter-dog fans:
Of course, mutts aren't the only ones who are abandoned at shelters—it's estimated that a quarter of shelter dogs are purebreds who were dropped off after being purchased from a pet shop, puppy mill, or breeder. No matter what kind of dog you're looking for, you can find one at a shelter.
Maybe you can't buy love, but you can certainly adopt it.
In a protest called "massive" by a local television station, author and fitness guru Jillian Michaels led the charge alongside producer Sam Simon, Twilight's Christian Serratos, The Secret Life of the American Teenager's Renee Olstead, and hundreds of demonstrators outside the Los Angeles Staples Center to call attention to the abuse of elephants by the Ringling Bros. circus.
Numerous elephants used by Ringling Bros. suffer crippling arthritis—a leading cause of euthanasia of captive elephants—because they don't get the freedom of movement and exercise that they need.
"Their enslavement by the circus means [elephants] spend their lives in chains and stuffy train cars with no freedom to roam, and they suffer painful, fatal ailments that come from such a stressful existence," says Michaels.
Other compassionate celebrities who supported PETA's protest via Twitter include Sophia Bush, Kellan Lutz, Alicia Witt, and Sasha Grey, among others.
Please never attend any animal circus performance, and contact PETA's Action Team to help plan your own demonstration when the circus comes to your city.
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
For those of us who repeatedly put Robert Pattinson's shirtless scene in New Moon on "pause" are fans of Robert Pattinson, there's a new reason to swoon. While he was filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in Louisiana, the ultimate heartthrob went to the ultimate place to find a new best friend—an animal shelter—and rescued a puppy, who was traveling on a private plane with him the next day. "There is a deep connection between me and dogs," Rob noted, adding that if he could swap his human form for anything, it would be a dog.
Rob's new pup might be scampering around the Twilight set with Kellan Lutz's pal Kola, who posed with the actor in his super-cute "Adopt, Don't Buy" ad for PETA. And they'll have plenty to talk about with Christian Serratos, who would rather go naked than wear fur.
Rob, I would love to have an "Adopt, Don't Buy" ad to hang up next to my "Sixteen Months of Robert Pattinson" calendar (hint, hint). But if you'd rather go naked than wear fur, I'm fine with that too.
After reading the last few posts about animal homelessness, euthanasia, and hoarding, some people might be wondering what they can do to help. Perhaps a few of you have even considered starting your own animal rescue group. If so, thank you for caring so deeply, but please—help us focus attention on stemming the flow.
Think of it this way: The animal overpopulation crisis is like water flooding into a sinking ship. We don't need more people bailing; we need to fix the gaping hole in the bottom of the boat! When it comes to ending animal homelessness, the most humane and sustainable solution is to pour our time, money, and effort into having animals spayed and neutered. Preventing more animals from being born stops the problem at its source. Here are some creative ways that we can work toward a no-birth nation:
Another crucial component of ending animal homelessness is educating the public about why it's so important to adopt animals instead of buying them from pet shops or breeders. If you are considering adding a cat or dog to your family, your decision will literally mean life or death for an animal waiting in an animal shelter. If you choose to buy from a breeder or a pet store, an animal at the local shelter must be euthanized. Please, always choose to save a life by adopting your animal companions from animal shelters or reputable adoption groups.
PETA has teamed up with dozens of celebrities—including Justin Bieber, Yvonne Strahovski, Lance Bass, Kellan Lutz, Joanna Krupa, Audrina Patridge, Patricia Arquette, and others—for pro-adoption public service announcements (PSAs). You can help encourage people to adopt animals, never buy, by sponsoring or obtaining free placement for one of these PSAs in a newspaper or magazine.
Thank you for caring. Animals like these are counting on compassionate people like you:
Like so many other rabbits, Bobbi was acquired on a whim and surrendered after her owners discovered how much time and effort are required to care for a rabbit. PETA found Bobbi a loving home, and she now enjoys playing with three other rabbits and sleeping in a bed with her new family.
Julie was once trapped at the end of a chain—one of the worst punishments possible for a dog, especially a collie—but PETA's fieldworkers convinced her owners to surrender her and helped place her in a wonderful home with a family who adores her.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post
Great news! After PETA got word that Colombian mobile phone company Comcel planned to raffle off 200 puppies as part of a promotion, we posted an action alert on our website, and you responded in droves. Thanks to you, Comcel and its parent company, América Móvil, have agreed to give debit cards as prizes instead.
Needless to say, randomly distributing puppies is a spectacularly bad idea. Animals who are given as prizes or gifts are often abused or discarded when the novelty wears off. The lucky ones wind up in shelters (as opposed to being abandoned on the streets), where they face euthanasia because of a lack of good homes.
Which reminds me—if you are ready to open your heart and home to an animal companion, always, always, always adopt—never buy. Need more persuasion? Who could possibly resist the importuning of Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz?
The hottest PETA celebrity ads of 2010 will warm you up faster than sitting by the fire with a big mug of vegan hot chocolate. Ready to defrost that winter chill? The top 10 ads are …
Jenna Dewan-Tatum gets body-painted as a sexy snake to ask others to leave wildlife out of their wardrobes.Elephants never forget … and who can forget when Olivia Munn spoke out for elephants in captivity?
A naked Dave Navarro showcases his tattoos (and more) to proclaim, "Ink, Not Mink."Sasha Grey is calling for safe sex—for dogs and cats.Kellan Lutz takes a bite out of the animal overpopulation crisis by posing with his rescued mutt Kola.The stars of If I Can Dream prove that you don't need fur to keep warm. Talk about dreamy!Stephanie Pratt bares her buns to save bunnies from painful cosmetics testing.This steamy Married to Rock couple hits all the right notes in their rockin' ad.Chad Ochocinco scores a touchdown for animals by baring his skin to help animals keep theirs.Va-va-voom! Pamela Anderson reveals her body parts to help animals who are used for food.Which one gets your vote for hottest of 2010?
Written by Lauren Gordon
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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.