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might be ditching dairy products, and we're nodding our heads like "Yeah!"
It all started when Mileybird tweeted, "Worst tummy ache ever. No more lactose for me." We
quickly responded to tell Miley that she wasn't alone and that she should be
proud to be dairy-free. We included a link to information on delicious dairy-free
milks and a link to one
of our undercover investigations of a dairy farm,
and Miley responded, "[O]h my god those photos make me feel even more
sick. HAS GOT TO STOP!"
Then she retweeted our action alert asking Walmart to ban its suppliers from cruelly confining pigs to gestation
crates. If Miley wants help planning a vegan wedding, her friends here are happy to
It looks like there's a vegan baby
shower in Kristen Bell and
Dax Shepard's future. The cruelty-free couple is expecting their first child, and PETA sent Kristen what might be her first gift: a copy of Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven.
There might be a
new baby in Kristen
Stewart's future as well. She and boyfriend Robert Pattinson are reportedly thinking about rescuing another dog.
Rescued dogs are always the rage on Twitter, like Krysten Ritter's little
And it's a battle of the accents for our
favorite gal this week:
French beauty Marion Cotillard and SeaWorld are never, ever, ever getting back together. The actor
plays a marine park trainer in the controversial new film Rust and Bone, and she says that seeing marine mammals in captivity
made her believe that they deserve better. "I'd rather see whales in their
own environment and not in a swimming pool," she said. "I will never
go back to a SeaWorld."
Irish-bred Hollywood legend
Anjelica Huston told O Magazine that she enjoys
working with PETA because "I think we have to pay more attention to how we
treat animals: the great
apes trained for our entertainment, carriage horses left outside in intense heat and cold, polar bears confined in zoos. Animals can't talk, so it's up to us to speak for them."
and vegetarian Sophie Monk
is designing a diamond jewelry collection and plans
to donate 10 percent of the
proceeds to help PETA save animals.
And everyone's favorite animal-friendly
McCartney, is the Brits' favorite designer, too: She was named British Designer of the Year, proving that
compassion is always in fashion and never has to include skins stolen from animals.
To keep up with what all your favorite
stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
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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.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
We're seeing stars, and we love the fantastic things that they're doing for animals:
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.
If you're counting down the days until The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters, here are a few Twi "bites" to tide you over:
Team Edward or Team Jacob? We're not supposed to take sides here at PETA, but after seeing Robert Pattinson's hilarious appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's recent Twilight special—RPattz suggests that the wolf pack has been "spayed and neutered"—I'm rooting for the vampire. You know how much we like spaying and neutering.
And Edward isn't the only member of the Cullen clan speaking out for dogs. Kellan Lutz and his rescued mutt Kola posed for PETA's "Adopt, Don't Buy" ad, and in this exclusive interview, the sexy star explains why buying animals from pet shops or breeders really bites.
If you weren't one of the lucky fans who witnessed Kellan showing off his Calvins at the Eclipse premiere in Los Angeles, here's something even better: Christian Serratos (aka Bella's friend and classmate Angela Weber) in the buff.
So tell us, who should be the next Twilight star to pose for PETA?
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"There wouldn't be a swine flu if we treated the pigs better!"
That was superstar comedian and professional face-contorter Jim Carrey's shout out to pigs during his acceptance speech for Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie Awards last night.
While Rob Pattinson cleaned up in every other category and "Bruno" shocked the audience when he stuck his you-know-what in Eminem's face, Carrey's speech took home the golden popcorn for Best Awards Show Moment, at least in our eyes.
Thanks, Jim. If you ever want to put your mug on a pro-pig poster, you know where to find us.
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The following is a guest blog from peta2's Marta.
If there's one thing I like, it's a guy who knows how to work a microwave. That might sound weird, but hear me out. For the past many months, my friend Starza and I have been working hard to bring you PETA's Vegan College Cookbook: 275 Easy, Cheap, and Delicious Recipes to Keep You Vegan at School. Here's the really exciting part: The most complicated cooking contraption you'll need for these recipes is a microwave!
What does this all have to do with Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson? Well, as it turns out, the lovely Mr. Pattinson loves microwaves too. According to an interview with Pattinson in the April issue of GQ, "He explains that the place he's staying at in L.A. has a microwave, and that he's never had a microwave before, and that he spends a lot of time looking for new things you can microwave." Including a carrot! Talk about a match made in heaven (meaning Pattinson and the cookbook, not him and me—although, now that I think about it …).
Anyway, I can't imagine a more perfect gift for him right now than PETA's Vegan College Cookbook, which is exactly why we sent one his way today. After all, the cookbook is perfect for any busy person—whether you're a college student or a movie star. Wouldn't it be awesome if he realized how easy it is to be vegetarian and gave up the flesh?
Now, the cookbook doesn't come out until May, but here's a sneak peek at a recipe you can sink your teeth into right now!
Campus Streaker Sausage Dip
Great for when you're on the run.
Makes 8 servings
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P.S. If you're as ridiculously obsessed with corny infomercials as I am, you'll love our cookbook infomercial!
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