Written by Michelle Kretzer
We knew our Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity nominee Rooney Mara was meat-free, but it seems that the girl with the dragon tattoo is also the girl who bid dairy adieu. The buzz from the Sundance Film Festival is that Rooney has been noshing on vegan eats. Perhaps Casey Affleck rubbed off on her while they were filming Ain't Them Bodies Saints.
They'll both have plenty to munch on at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Oscars. To satisfy vegan nominees, such as Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Joaquin Phoenix, the SAG awards will offer roasted beets with blood oranges, mint, and black olives; cauliflower couscous with pomegranate salsa; and farro with kale, young broccoli, currants, and pine nuts and the Oscars menu will include vegan pizza.
Original fun girl Cyndi Lauper is also working on being a vegan fun girl and is tweeting about her progress. "I got to admit," she wrote, "my voice sounds grt frm this diet." PETA has been tweeting Cyndi some yummy recipes to try, suggesting good restaurants to stop at while she's on the road, and, of course, keeping up with all the buzz that Cyndi and other celebs are stirring up for animals on Twitter:
With the big game fast approaching, we're betting that Rooney Mara's family full of football fanatics—as well as scores of other folks—will be taking PETA's advice and serving up vegan wings on Super Bowl Sunday. What else would be appropriate while cheering on animal defender Terrell Suggs and the Ravens?
But it will be a bittersweet end to the season for us if our buddy Tony Gonzalez really is hanging up his cleats for good. Tony is reportedly considering retirement, and while we hope we get to cheer for our favorite Falcons player again, we're proud that he will go down in history as the greatest tight end in the NFL.
To keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Written by Jeff Mackey
Football season is about to, well, kick off. It's fitting
that in a sports league with so many teams named after animals—the Bears, the Eagles,
the Dolphins, the Lions, etc.—there are plenty of players who show compassion
for our furry, feathered, and finned friends. Here are 11 current and former
NFL pros whom the animals are glad to have on their team:
Sedrick Ellis (New
New Orleans Saints player Sedrick Ellis lives up to his
team's name in his PETA ad encouraging folks in the Big Easy and elsewhere to make plans to take care of animal
companions before emergencies happen.
©Photo: Josh Williams Photography. Grooming: Brandie Hopstein
Arian Foster (Houston
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster makes my hometown
proud with his outstanding skills on the field and makes animal advocates cheer
for his embrace of healthy and humane vegan foods.
Foster image: AJ Guel Photography| cc by 2.0
Lance Briggs (Chicago
Playing in the Windy City, linebacker Lance Briggs knows
what cold weather can feel like, which is why dogs don't belong outside in the wintertime,
as his PETA ad explains.
©Photo: Jimmy Fishbein www.jimmyfishbein.com
Glenn Dorsey (Kansas
Also speaking up for cold dogs is Glenn Dorsey, who posed
for a PETA ad with his dog
of whom he said, "Bugs don't care if we win or lose, he's still gonna love
©Photo: Matthew Collins, Makeup: Melissa Blayton
Aaron Curry (Oakland
Aaron Curry posed with his rescued dog Laila for a peta2 "Be Your Dog's
Biggest Defender" ad urging people not to chain their dogs.
© Photo: Christopher Record, Makeup: Adrian Howe
When he played for the Baltimore Ravens, Willis McGahee, now
on the Denver Broncos, bucked the cruelty of fur by baring his tats—and much
more—for a red-hot PETA "Ink,
Not Mink" ad.
© Photo: Ken Penn/www.kenpenn.com, Grooming: Tomara Watkins for Stilista Agency
Another Ravens player happy to show his skin to save animals' hides, Terrell Suggs is one of the toughest linebackers in the
NFL, but he considers the production of fur "cruel and evil" and will
never cross the line by wearing it.
© Photo: Gabrielle Revere/www.gabriellerevere.com, Makeup: Demi V./www.DemiV.com
Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta
Tony Gonzalez, a six-time Pro Bowl veteran, also stripped down for PETA, alongside his wife, October, to declare, "We'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear
© Photo: Robert Sebree, Hair: Eric Sebbag for The Cloutier Agency, Makeup: Camille Clark for The Cloutier Agency
Ricky Williams (retired)
Ricky Williams, a vegetarian, hosted PETA's faux–chicken-wing taste test, crowning Gardein's vegan
buffalo wings the winner.
Former NFL star Michael Strahan has a new job as co-host of "Live With Kelly and
Michael," but PETA helped keep him occupied making a public service announcement for "backyard dogs."
Drew Brees (New
Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, who are both lactose intolerant,
teamed up with dairy-free
brand So Delicious for a promotion benefiting the couple's charitable foundation—and anything that
encourages nondairy living also helps cows used for milk.
Brees photo: Ian Ransley Design | cc by 2.0
Even if you have no hope of making it to the Super Bowl, you can still be a champion for animals—learn how.
goes gaga for vegan food, learn how to show bunnies some love this Valentine's
Day, and help us ask Florida not to change its slogan to "The Hoarder
State." Here's everything in PETA's world that you might have missed this
miss any breaking animal rights stories. Hop on over to PETA's Tumblr page for the latest:
Terrell Suggs is capturing awards for
his defensive plays for the Baltimore Ravens, he's also capturing hearts for
playing defense for animals. The AFC Defensive Player of the Month stars in a PETA ad that's
making January a lot hotter. Quoth the Raven, Nevermore wear fur.
Photo: Gabrielle Revere • Makeup:
slugs it out on the field every week, but as he's quick to point out, "I hit people for a living, and even I couldn't … handle
the cruelty to these animals ." The linebacker who challenges every quarterback who
crosses his path now has a challenge for everyone: "If you can endure … 10
seconds of the [fur farm] video, you gotta watch it ."
the video and exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage from Terrell's photo
shoot here, and pledge to tackle cruelty by
refusing to wear fur.
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