Written by Michelle Kretzer
Dennis Lehane – the author of
bestsellers-turned-blockbusters Shutter Island, Mystic River, and Gone Baby Gone– is offering a lucrative award to the person who returns his beloved dog, Tessa. Lehane has promised to name a character in his next book after the rescuer – a
book that could quite possibly become a major motion picture. Tessa jumped the
fence at the Lehane home, but she is microchipped so hopefully the pup will soon have her own happy ending.
Newlywed Drew Barrymore and all her family members are living happily-ever-after. She says that her
dogs, Douglas and Oliver, dote on new baby Olive: “They’re so protective of
her. They’re so sweet.”
It looks like Bradley Cooper’s love of his sweet rescued dogs is rubbing off on his girlfriend Zoe Saldana. Zoe tweeted a picture of her new rescued pup, Mugsy, and bragged, “She’s adorable and super-smart.”
Wanted’s Jay McGuiness wants an animal-friendly date with Eliza Doolittle. “We’re both vegetarians so that’s how it works, isn’t it? It’s practically
All Jenny McCarthy wanted was her pre-baby body back– and she got it by going primarily vegan. “[Cutting out gluten and dairy is]
the best health change I’ve ever made,” she gushed to Shape magazine. I lost a few pounds and have much more energy.”
To keep up with what all your favorite
stars are doing for animals, follow
@PETA on Twitter.
to the stars and Million Dollar Listing celebrity Chad Rogers has a million-dollar
idea: Encourage people to adopt their animal companions from animal shelters and
donate to PETA's doghouse
program. In an exclusive
interview, Chad—joined, of course,
by his canine family member, Starla—talks with PETA about
spends his days brokering some of the biggest real-estate deals in Hollywood,
but at the end of the day, his dog, Starla, takes center stage in his life. He
encourages people to adopt
animals rather than buying them
because every dog deserves a loving
home. "There's thousands and thousands of pets all over the world that
need homes," Chad says, "so why not go to a shelter and get a dog? I
mean, that's the best thing that you could possibly do for another dog's life."
is a star in her own right, capturing the title of America's Cutest Canine in a national contest. Chad
and Starla took the prize money and invested in real estate—for dogs. They donated the entire prize to PETA's "Angels for Animals"
program, which provides cold and
lonely "backyard dogs" with sturdy, custom-built doghouses.
you be an "angel"
for a cold "outdoor dog" this winter? If so, tell
Chad and Starla about it on Twitter.
Written by PETA
PETA has just launched a new Twitter contest that is sure to have Ronald McDonald shaking in his big red boots. To enter, just create a Twitter account named some variation of "Evil Ronald" and tweet the things you think the creepy clown would—or should—say. The account with the wittiest, funniest lines will be streamed on McCruelty.com and promoted on PETA's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
For example, wouldn't it be great if "Evil Ronald" told folks the truth about how McDonald's suppliers slash conscious chickens' throats and scald them to death in tanks of boiling water? Sorry, the McNugget Patch it ain't, kiddies.
Be sure to include the hashtag #EvilRonald so that we can follow your tweets. You have until May 9 to show off your cruelty-crushing candor, so get started taking down the clown today.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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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.