Written by Michelle Kretzer
The world has fallen for Lea Michele, but the lovely songbird uses her popularity to help stop cruelty to animals. Lea and PETA scored a spot on Teen.com's list of the "Top 5 Celebrity Charities You Should Support." (We also noticed our buddy Justin Bieber on the list.)
Joining Lea in the crusade to get horses off New York City's congested streets is Smash star Anjelica Huston, who asked the City Council to replace horse-drawn carriages with eco-friendly classic cars. Anjelica's Smash co-star Debra Messing also tweeted her support.
Rescued-dog fan Miley Cyrus is using Twitter to urge Khloe Kardashian to adopt, not buy. After Khloe tweeted that she was ready to share her life with a dog, Miley responded that she would love to help Khloe find a rescue, and Khloe kindly accepted! PETA jumped in to help, too, tweeting Khloe a link to a wonderful open-admission shelter in Dallas. Perhaps we'll be seeing the new addition to Khloe's family on an upcoming episode of Khloe & Lamar?
Flip the dial to NBC to catch Wilmer Valderrama's new show, Awake. Before Wilmer was exposing secrets as a detective, he was exposing circuses' cruelty to animals. We know Ringling won't be popping up in any Awake episodes.
To keep up with what your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
there a week that goes by when Russell Simmons doesn't do something awesome for animals? (Answer: no.) This week, the hip-hop
mogul and PETA's person of the year asked New York Gov. Andrew W. Cuomo to drop unhealthy
milk as New York's state
League Soccer MVP Dwayne
De Rosario, who has been vegan since he was 14, should be on
board—he shook up Millions
of Milkshakes with his own vegan creation.
wishes to another MVP, Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams, who is retiring from the
sport. We're sure that our MVP of animal rights isn't retiring from helping animals.
hear that guests at vegetarian beauty Anne Hathaway's engagement party enjoyed delicious,
cruelty-free fare, including vegan burgers and cupcakes.
Planning your own vegan wedding? Check out our animal-friendly
tips for the big day.
the latest issue of Marie Claire, PETA
anti-fur star Eva Mendes
does more than just grace the cover with her beauty. In the spread, Eva talks
about ditching meat and the benefits it's brought to her life. Check out our
free vegetarian/vegan starter kit to find out how vegetarian meals can be great
for you and animals!
favorite vampire, Kellan
Lutz, is helping PETA purchase a new rescue van for our Community Animal Project. The star has also asked all his Twitter followers to help too.
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'n' roll legend and legendary champion for animals Chrissie Hynde
is urging Ohio to enforce its ban on the use of electric prods and similar
devices on animals when Ringling
and its bullhook-wielding
come to the state.
was Tosh.Oh-so-sweet this week when
he blasted cruel bull runs on his show.
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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an animal, please click
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animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
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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.