Written by Michelle Kretzer
Ne-Yo is making it a happy New Year for animals: The rapper has resolved to go vegan in 2013. When Ne-Yo first tweeted his New Year's resolution, he deemed it a discipline
test. But after he
learned about the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries, he said that there
was "much more meaning to it." PETA sent him vegan
dining expert chef Tal Ronnen's The Conscious Cook: Delicious
Vegan Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat, a vegetarian/vegan starter
kit, and fellow music legend Paul
McCartney's meat industry exposé, "Glass Walls."
Ne-Yo has been keeping his Twitter
followers up to date on his progress and has received an outpouring of support,
as have animals:
Maybe Ne-Yo will give Anderson Cooper the inspiration that he needs to help him make the switch. When Anderson invited vegan Alan Cumming onto his show, the pair noshed on meat-free chicken wings and Anderson talked
about his vegan aspirations.
friend Kelly Osbourne
says it was her boyfriend, vegan
chef Matthew Mosshart, who helped her drop pounds and feel
better. "That's because he cooks for me! He's a vegan chef so he makes
sure I eat healthily," she says. "I'm happy with how I look now."
Stone and Andrew Garfield
are happy with how their family looks now, with the addition of their new
rescued dog, Ren. They took the pup in as foster parents, but it took the
couple only a few days to make it official. PETA sent Ren a homecoming present
of treats and toys.
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Rihanna got busted by the fashion
police for wearing a dress
made of crocodile. Kelly Osbourne rocked for crocs by proclaiming
that she's not down with people wearing crocodile skins.
on one of our other favorite shows, Ellen, Carrie Underwood dished about how her
hubby, hockey player Mike
Fisher, is getting cozy with
vegan cuisine. And since Ellen DeGeneres gave Underwood Vegan Cooking for
Carnivores by her chef, Roberto
Martin, we're betting things will really
be heating up in the couple's kitchen.
Ellen, Portia de Rossi, and Roberto also
veganized the Rachael Ray Show. While Roberto and
Portia cooked, Ellen quipped that cheese is so heavy that if you skip it, "there
is more room for cocktails!"
the Philippines for a performance, outspoken vegetarian Morrissey (a few chords from Meat Is Murder, anyone?), urged President Benigno Aquino III to send Manila Zoo's lone elephant,
Mali, who has spent the last 35 years imprisoned, to a sanctuary that PETA
has secured for her in the U.S.
Captivating actor Marion Cotillard is also against holding animals captive. On the orca training scenes that appear in
her upcoming film, Rust and Bone, she said, "I've always had a repulsion going in a place where animals are in
course, celebrities were also tweeting for animals this week, including Jonah
Hill and Mike "The
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Written by Alisa Mullins
not over yet, but Iggy Pop, Perez Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Pamela Anderson,
Sarah McLachlan, Diane Warren, and all the people who have spoken out, worn the
PETA shirts, and appeared in our ads in the last year have brought us closer to
the end of the Canadian seal slaughter. Just weeks before the annual slaughter
is set to resume, Ryan
a member of the Canadian Parliament who represents one of the regions in which the
seal slaughter takes place, has acknowledged that the tremendous outcry against
beating and shooting baby
seals has him questioning the
future of the bloody massacre. Says Mr. Cleary: "Part of our history is
also whaling, for example, and the day came when the whaling industry stopped. Now,
is that day coming with the seal hunt? It just may be."
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Cleary's statement comes just weeks after
Russia announced that it was taking steps to ban the import of Canadian
harp-seal fur, a move that came after Pamela Anderson
led an international appeal on PETA's behalf.
Polls have consistently shown that most
Canadians oppose the seal slaughter, and as Cleary noted, the industry is an
increasing liability for Canada that the country is having more and more
Please click here
to tell Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that yes, the time has come to
send the seal slaughter the way of whale slaughter and ban it before the next massacre
commences this spring.
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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ready to tap your feet—the two-hour season premiere of Dancing With
the Stars airs tonight on ABC,
and as usual, PETA pals are strutting their animal-friendly stuff.
Just a week after she unveiled her "I'd
Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad, Elisabetta Canalis
will make her Dancing debut, and she's
rumored to be the early favorite. When asked if Elisabetta's PETA ad would help
in the competition, her partner Val Chmerkovskiy said, "I don't
know if it will help us, but I do hope it helps PETA. Before I found out that
Elisabetta was involved with PETA, I was astounded how conscious she was about
animal cruelty and how passionate she was about helping animals involved in any
sort of mistreatment."
Fellow animal advocate Ricki Lake could be a serious
contender too. She proved she has determination when she was arrested after storming
Karl Lagerfeld's showroom to demand that the designer stop using fur. And spay-and-neuter advocate Metta
World Peace (aka: "Ron Artest") might put his fancy footwork to good use
off the court and pull off an upset.
Elisabetta, Ricki, and Metta World Peace are in good
company. Previous DWTS rosters read
like the guest list at a PETA fundraiser. Pamela Anderson,
Holly Madison, Mario,
and even judge Carrie
all know that the most important steps you take are those that help animals.
luck, Elisabetta, Ricki, and Ron! We'll be rooting (and voting) for you.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
"Canada, if you cancel the seal hunt, I will dress up like Justin Bieber and sing one of his songs on YouTube." —Kelly Osbourne on what she's willing to do to stop the seal slaughter. Go, Kelly, go!
Kelly Osbourne really, really wants to convince the Canadian government to end the senseless seal slaughter. We're not really surprised that she chose Justin Bieber, though: The young star is Canadian, überhot, and animal-friendly.
Sign our petition and then leave a comment letting us know which Justin Beiber song you hope Kelly will cover if Canada ends the slaughter.
Written by Paula Moore
Grab your shades, dear readers. The lineup of stars you're about to see featured in our new "Save the Seals" ad series is shining super-bright. Ready?
A wide range of celebs, from Perez Hilton and Animal Collective to Kelly Osbourne and Brody Jenner, donated their time and donned our new baby seal T-shirt, designed by Lavish Lint, to support PETA's efforts to stop Canada's bloody seal slaughter.
Want a chance to win your own limited-edition "Hug Me, Don't Club Me" tee? OK, dumb question—of course you do. Simply tell us your most fantastic idea for a slogan for our campaign to stop the seal slaughter. We'll choose the entry with the biggest "wow factor" as the winner.
Written by Karin Bennett
We've just found out that a 155-acre estate in Horn Lake, Mississippi, that formerly belonged to Elvis Presley has been put up for sale. Since home is where the heart is, fans are eager to get their hands on Elvis' "honeymoon ranch." Unfortunately, buyers may be all shook up when they find out that since Elvis left the building premises, it has been turned into a cattle ranch.
I guess you could just sit right down and cry, but we have a better idea for salvaging Elvis' former home. While the ranch is on the market, PETA would like to rent it and transform it from a heartbreak hotel for cows into a "Don't Be Cruel" (to cows) education center for kids.
Kids deserve to know that the animals who are turned into hamburgers and blue suede shoes are living, thinking, feeling beings who deserve more from life than to end up on a dinner plate. In the U.S., more than 41 million cows are killed for the meat and dairy industries every year. You'd have to have a heart of stone to be unmoved by their suffering.
So, Mr. Cattle Rancher—I beg of you—will you take us up on our offer? It's now or never*.
Written by Liz Graffeo
*I've put the titles of nine different Elvis songs in this post—how many can you identify?
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