Written by PETA
When pop sensation Ke$ha learned that McDonald's McCruelty is
spending more than $1 billion on renovating its restaurants while still
refusing to require its suppliers to upgrade to a less cruel method of
slaughtering chickens, she fired off a letter to McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner calling out
the company for its "Sleazy" behavior. The
singer is even putting her money where her mouth is by offering McDonald's cash
to help with the transition to a more humane slaughter system: "I may
not have the $ that the Golden Arches has to throw around, but I'd be glad to
lend a hand in helping bring your suppliers' slaughter practices into the 21st
The social, inquisitive chickens killed for McNuggets have their throats cut, many have their legs and wings broken, and many are dunked into the
scalding-hot water of
defeathering tanks while still conscious.. Meanwhile, Skinner and
McDonald's continue to ignore the recommendation of the company's own animal
welfare panel, which has endorsed a slaughter method that renders the birds unconscious at the start of the
slaughtering process. This method,
which has been
approved the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is already in use by McDonald's
suppliers in Europe, so there's no excuse for allowing American suppliers to
continue with such cruelty.
Tell McDonald's to require
American suppliers to switch to the less cruel slaughter method. As Ke$ha might
say, "TiK ToK," the switch can't come a moment too soon for chickens.
Heather Faraid Drennan
how we love Olivia Munn. In her Us Weekly "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" Q&A, she wrote: "I
believe in rescuing your pets, not buying them." You're in good company
there, Olivia. Loads of celebrities are fans of animal shelters, including Orlando Bloom, who rescued his dog,
Sidi, seven years ago and has enjoyed having him right by his side ever
can easily name 25 things that we love about Pamela Anderson. Just this week, as she headed into the Celebrity Big Brother (UK) house, she sent a letter to the
European Commission, asking it to institute the ban on animal-tested cosmetics in
2013, instead of delaying it, as the commission has discussed doing. Then she
proposed a deliciously kind idea to her new housemates: She will introduce them
all to heavenly vegetarian
cuisine, and the entire show
will be cruelty-free.
vegetarian Ke$ha is proving that blondes
really do have more (animal-friendly) fun by designing a new line of faux-fur clothing and
they'll become one of Oprah's favorite things. The Editor's Note in the October issue of O
reads, "And there's one [trend] that O
has decided to skip, not just this season but in every issue since the magazine
began: garments made of real fur. . . . That is not to say you won't
find exotic animal skins and feathers in O's
October issue; it's just that they're still attached to the living creatures
that grew them."
said! And these stars are eloquent about animal issues in 140 characters or fewer:
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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