Written by Michelle Kretzer
can't Kim Kardashian
just stick to showing
skin instead of wearing it? In one of her furry ensembles, she claimed the top
spot on the ultimate list of dishonor:
Our buddy Perez Hilton
named her "Worst Dressed."
Ke$ha doesn't think that any
animals should die young.
That's why she's designing her own line of faux-fur clothing and
Snooki could be Ke$ha's best
customer. The guidette was quick to tell her millions of Twitter followers—in
her own hilarious way, of course—that she sports only faux fur. No wonder she's
one of the stars whose funny animal-friendly tweets always make us titter over
the city of Los Angeles isn't exactly a celebrity, it's certainly full of them.
And we're so proud that L.A.
became the first major city in the world to embrace
and endorse Meatless
Lea Michele is reportedly helping
her boyfriend, Cory Monteith,
have Meatless Everydays. When he wanted to drop some
weight, Lea helped him embrace vegan foods, and now that Cory is 20 pounds
lighter, this former "meat and potatoes" guy is a "quinoa salads and veggie burgers" hunk.
Fellow Glee star Becca Tobin plays a mean girl on the show, but offscreen she's
all heart. While shooting her campaign for BullyVille, Becca,
in an exclusive, told The PETA Files, "As Kitty on Glee, I do my share of bullying. But bullying in real life—whether
towards a human or an animal—is no laughing matter! If you see or hear of
someone abusing an animal, tell your local authorities or PETA right away
before someone else gets hurt."
linebacker Terrell Suggs is back to putting a
hurting on opposing teams, after missing part of the season because of a torn
Achilles tendon. We're pumped to be cheering on one of our favorite fur-free
also cheering for our friend Jay
Sean, who was named Best Male Artist and British Artist of
the Decade at the UK Asian Music Awards. We are down, down, down with his music
and his support of adopting animals.
LeAnn Rimes is also down with
adoption. When a friend of hers rescued a puppy who had been abandoned on a
busy road in Los Angeles, LeAnn was smitten and brought the dog home the same
day. Her son named the pup Eveie, and LeAnn wrote on her blog, "Eveie has
a new home and family and we have a new love!"
keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Written by PETA
As Kim Kardashian made her way down the red carpet last night at an event to promote her fragrance,
True Reflection, she caught a true reflection of how people feel about her penchant for fur. A woman shouting, "Fur hag!" dumped a bag of flour over Kardashian's head. Check out this video sent to us by an activist
Maybe this rude awakening will finally
prompt Kim to consider how animals are anally electrocuted as well as bludgeoned and skinned alive so that she can drape their pelts across
her back. Kim has been sent PETA's fur farm exposé and should know full well the torture that animals endure.
PETA has written polite letters to Kim, erected
billboards, and held protests. While we weren't behind the flour delivery, we applaud the animal advocates who were. Hopefully a dusting with flour will cause her
to take her head out of the clouds and recognize the blatant cruelty to animals
that she promotes.
Written by Jeff Mackey
Just in case Santa is having any trouble with his
last-minute "naughty or nice" decisions, PETA has teamed up with World Entertainment News Network
to circulate a Christmas Eve list of the most animal-unfriendly celebrities of the year. So
here are our Top (Bottom?) Three Celebrity Grinches of 2011:
Kim © StarmaxInc | Foxes © Patricia
Here's hoping that the hearts of this terrible trio grow three sizes this holiday season and that we can start the new year off (animal) right(s)!
Written by Heather Faraid Drennan
Unless you live in
a sensory deprivation chamber, you probably get queasy at the mere mention of Kim Kardashian. But wait! PETA's new billboard
should give the reality TV star a much-needed reality check—at least when it
comes to her furry
wardrobe, which often features the pelts of
animals as dead as her brief marriage.
Kim © StarmaxInc | Foxes © Patricia
We've contacted Kim
several times about the notorious cruelty of the fur industry,
in which animals on factory fur
are kept in tiny wire cages in all weather extremes and are genitally
electrocuted and even skinned
In fact, Kim's compassionate sister, Khloe Kardashian,
posed naked for a PETA anti-fur ad and kindly showed fur-farm video footage on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
But the hardest thing to keep up with is the number of carcasses that Kim
arresting billboard on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood will inspire the
entire Kardashian klan and other shoppers
to follow Khloe's example and leave fur off their holiday lists.
When Kim is ready
to put an end to her much-publicized relationship with fur, PETA will be happy
to take her discards and donate them to the homeless. She can even help us pass
them out! I'm sure there's an E! special in there somewhere.
You can get in on
the action, too—donate
your furs to PETA today.
This whale of a tale is true: Dolphin activist
traveled to the White House to thank President Obama for asking Iceland to ban
hunting whales and exporting their meat. Fellow ocean-animal advocates Richard Branson and basketball
legend Yao Ming are calling for a ban
on shark-fin soup
in China, where 95 percent of the cruel fare is served.
Yao Ming isn't the only athlete taking
action for animals. After being vegetarian for four years, Toronto Maple Leaf Mike Zigomanis
has gone vegan as part of his effort to become healthier, stronger, and a
Congratulations to glowing vegan mom Emily Deschanel,
who gave birth last week to her first child, son Henry Hornsby. A rockin'
congrats also goes out to the inimitable Joan Jett for her well-deserved Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
She loves rock and roll … as well as chickens,
Another award we couldn't help but crack
a smile about—furry Kim
was voted the most annoying celebrity. Maybe kind sis Khloe
can teach her how to be more popular.
Speaking of popular—Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Maher, and other celebs helped
make PETA's White House
spay-and-neuter petition one of the first to reach 5,000 signatures and go to the president
for review by tweeting about the dog and cat homelessness crisis. You can join
Ellen, Bill, and many others in sending a strong message about the importance
of spaying and neutering by signing
Written by Michelle Sherrow
The wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries is sure to be a lavish affair, so PETA sent the bride and groom an equally lavish gift: a luxurious faux fur throw donated by Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Furs.
It's no secret that Kim has a penchant for wearing fur, but we're hoping that this elegant velvet-lined throw—the same style that is used at premier resorts—will help convince the future Ms. Humphries to say "I do!" to being kind to animals. If Kim follows in her little sis Khloe's footsteps and dons Donna's luxurious faux furs, she'll join other Fabulous-Furs customers like Kate Moss, Brooklyn Decker, Ice-T and Coco, and Aretha Franklin in saving animals from being bludgeoned, anally and vaginally electrocuted, and skinned alive. Here's hoping that Kim will ditch fur for good and always choose compassion over cruelty.
For more fabulous fakes, see PETA's Cruelty-Free Clothing Guide.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
With Mason's dashing arrival and our fave fauxvocative sister becoming Mrs. Lamar Odom, the Kardashian clan has been busy. But on last night's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim's storyline went beyond her on-again sparks with Reggie Bush and made dog lovers everywhere give her "two paws up." Kim found an abandoned Chihuahua outside a nail salon, named her Princess, and took her in. She then brought Princess to a vet who performed lifesaving uterine surgery and whose assistant eventually adopted her. Kim was so moved by the experience that she even went back to volunteer at the pound where she first brought Princess. Aww! Maybe this experience (and some help from lil' sis Khloe) will be enough to convince her to star in our "Be an Angel for Animals" ad campaign?
Written by Christine Doré
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