Written by PETA
In honor of "Be An Angel" Day, an international, nondenominational celebration of acts of kindness, we thought we'd share some of our favorite ads starring celebrity angels for animals—including Kimora Lee Simmons, Audrina Patridge, and David Boreanaz—who have earned their wings by spreading heavenly messages about protecting dogs, cats, and other animals.
To be an angel for animals today, consider giving bedding and treats to a lonely chained dog, playing with cats at an animal shelter, driving a needy animal to a spay/neuter appointment, or just giving your best friends some extra TLC.
Find more tips on being an angel for your animal friends in PETA's Caring for Animal Companions Guide.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
British beauty Tamara Ecclestone's new ad for PETA U.K. is sure to get engines revving.
"All dogs deserve to be loved", says Ecclestone, who appears in the ad with her beloved mutt, Buster. "I encourage everyone to do what they can to help animals in need and to open their homes and their hearts to a dog only if they have the time, resources, and patience to care for the dog."
The Formula 1 Racing correspondent and daughter of racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone has used her pull to persuade racers and sponsors to swear off fur and shun foie gras.
Stateside, Ecclestone supports PETA's Community Animal Project (CAP), which helps provide veterinary care, shelter, disaster assistance, and spay/neuter surgeries to animals in Virginia and North Carolina. You can help CAP, too, by making a donation to SNIP, which is PETA's mobile low-cost spay/neuter clinic, or to PETA's Animal Emergency Fund.
Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, has the ideal formula for success: compassion, intelligence, and beauty. Tamara—who bared it all to reveal the naked truth behind foie gras for PETA U.K. last year—recently bought one of her father's favorite pubs. Her first order of business as restaurateur? Banning foie gras from the menu.
And the kindness doesn't stop there. Ecclestone has fired off letters to all Formula 1 team sponsors, urging them to ditch foie gras. Virgin Racing, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing, Allianz SE, and Michael Schumacher's team, Mercedes GP, all gave her assurance in record time that they wouldn't serve the cruel dish at their events. "I'm absolutely thrilled to be an ambassador for [PETA U.K.'s] campaign to stop the sale of foie gras – something I call 'torture in a tin' because of how ducks and geese are force-fed to produce it," says Tamara.
Written by Logan Scherer
British socialite Tamara Ecclestone exudes high-class elegance—so it's no surprise that she despises cruel foie gras. Following PETA U.K.'s recent victory in getting Selfridges to stop selling the "delicacy of despair," Tamara—the gorgeous Sky Sports TV presenter and daughter of Formula One racing magnate Bernie Ecclestone—has taken it all off in the name of compassion.
To produce foie gras, workers force metal pipes down the throats of ducks and geese and pump up to 4 pounds of grain into their stomachs two or three times a day in order to cause their livers to become engorged. This overfeeding is excruciatingly painful and often causes the animals' organs to rupture. Foie gras production is so cruel that it has been banned in 16 countries, including the U.K., but inexplicably, retailers and restaurants in England are still allowed to sell it. To help end the suffering of these animals, follow Tamara's titillating lead and take our "No Foie Gras" pledge today.
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