Written by Michelle Kretzer
How does Mad Men star Jessica Paré (aka "Megan Draper") keep her svelte figure? A vegetarian diet. Jessica
told People magazine, "It's
amazing what your diet can do for your skin." And Vincent Kartheiser isn't really a bad boy—he just plays one on TV. In real life, Vincent eats
Los Angeles chef Roy Choi gained fame for his Kogi BBQ food truck, but he has turned his back on meat,
earning him props from animal advocates and a slew of goodies from PETA.
And Scarlett Johansson credits vegan foods with helping her get ready for that Avengers bodysuit.
When vegan powerhouses collide: Catch the conversation that
everyone's favorite vegan former POTUS, Bill Clinton, had with Ellen DeGeneres and prepare to swell with vegan pride.
Disturbed at how Ukraine is cruelly killing stray animals before the Euro 2012 football championship, the always gorgeous vegetarian beauty
Pamela Anderson wrote to the president of the Union of European Football Associations imploring
him to support spaying and
neutering as a way to control animal overpopulation. Then, while she was in Mumbai, Pam
was so stricken by the plight of the many homeless dogs roaming India's streets
that she adopted one to join her family of rescued dogs.
Never one to miss an opportunity to
speak up for animals, Pam joined other celebrities in tweeting for them this
Keaton found an opportunity to promote animal adoption during an appearance on The Tonight Show. The witty star of the new film Darling Companion and longtime vegetarian introduced the audience to Clover, a dog up for
adoption, and said, "Clover looks like Jay … except without the chin."
The crooning voice of Enrique Iglesias was music to one dog's ears. The sultry singer expanded his dog family to
three, with a rescued German shepherd.
And country songbirds Kellie Pickler and Laura Bell Bundy both chose animal-friendly professions for their appearances on Great American
Country's Day Jobs. Sexiest
Vegetarian alum Kellie
worked at a sanctuary with elephants rescued from circuses and zoos, and PETA pal Laura prepped a homeless dog from Emmylou
Harris' animal shelter, Bonaparte's
Retreat, for her big "audition" for a potential adoptive family.
To keep up with what all your favorite
celebs are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
course, PETA loves cheering for Team Peeta, but Josh Hutcherson has really stepped up his game for animals. The
Hunger Games hottie adopted a pit
bull puppy from a California animal shelter, and now the dog's broken femur and
broken heart are both on the mend.
may be experiencing a second baby boom this year. Marie Osmond adopted a new dog, and Miranda
Lambert tweeted that it was "being discussed" whether or not she and hubby
Blake Shelton would keep a stray dog she had just rescued.
were plenty of other discussions about animal issues going on elsewhere in the
her post for Global Grind, Simone Reyes wrote in depth about PETA's dairy
farm investigation and made a great case for why milk is bad for our bodies and for animals.
boss, Russell Simmons, dissed milk, too, when he wrote to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo explaining why milk shouldn't be the official state beverage.
Deschanel and David Boreanaz noshed on cruelty-free vegan ice cream on Bones, and Gwen Stefani grabbed a healthy vegan lunch with her son Zuma.
keep up with what your favorite celebs are doing for animals, follow @PETA on
Do you sometimes get down in the dumps
about cruelty to animals? Me too. But to change that, we need to be gung-ho
go-getters, not teary-eyed tissue-wetters. And it has never been easier to
initiate changes for animals without even leaving home.
Getting active online takes just a few clicks
of the mouse, and since we already use social media almost every day, getting
animal rights messages out to hundreds—even thousands—of people is even easier.
one-click way to spread animal-friendly content on any social-networking site
is simply to "like" it, give it a "thumbs up," click "rate
5 stars," etc.
sometimes hesitate to "like" content that describes or illustrates cruelty,
such as an undercover investigative video showing circus trainers who beat elephants.
But by "liking" it, we aren't condoning the abuse—we're suggesting
that others learn about it so that they will, hopefully, be prompted to act. It
seems natural to "dislike" such horrific images, but that can actually
discourage people from viewing important
easy way to help spread the anti-cruelty message is just to post it on your social-networking
pages. Post PETA
content on the following sites:
And last, but not least: anywhere—we
love it when people share our posts
far and wide!
Please sign up for our e-news—it's a great
way to get new information to share with others.
Are you gung-ho yet?
Go get 'em!
What do a tweet, a toy, and a Toyota have in common? They can all be used to help animals! Hey, times are tough, and while lots of people may be in the giving spirit at this time of year, their wallets may not be feeling quite so generous. With that in mind, we've thought of some great ways that anyone can give to animals simply by donating time—or an old car!
Happy holidays from PETA!
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Whatever Milwaukee is brewing, we want
some of it. We were already rooting for the Brewers because of veggie royalty Prince Fielder,
and now we learn that vivacious outfielder Nyjer Morgan, with whom
Fielder shares this week's Sports Illustrated
cover, attributes his
out-of-the-ballpark energy and .306 batting average to his healthy vegetarian
Could Roseanne Barr be the next star
to "do a Clinton"
and convert to a vegan diet? Extolling the virtues of faux meat and tweeting at
McDonald's to stop
abusing chickens sounds like a great start.
Roth is such a
talented tweeter for animals that we gave him his own web feature. (Wait 'til you
see what he says about Go
Daddy CEO Bob Parsons. #hilarious.)
Fellow animal-friendly tweeters Pink
and Tommy Lee
took to Twitter to express their outrage over Indiana's barbaric "snapperfest." And Indiana
native Bree Olson was so
determined to stop the turtle torture that the Green Goddess posted the local
sheriff's department's contact info on her website
and asked people to call and complain.
Not to be out-tweeted, Glee star Lea Michele opined
about her dream of retiring all the horses who are forced to spend long, hot
days hauling around carriages
full of tourists in her native New York City.
The next time she visits New York, Lea
may spot Whoopi
Goldberg out buying
toy and treats for the lucky kitten she adopted after he was tossed from a
moving car. Adopting
instead of buying is catching on across the pond, too, if we can judge by Camilla Parker Bowles and her new
rescued pup, Beth. We think dedicated dog guardian Michael Vartan, who stars in
this weekend's highly anticipated thriller Colombiana, as well as a new PETA ad, would approve.
While Michael steams up the big screen, fellow
PETA pal Bethenny
Frankel will be taking
over the small one with her
new talk show. Will she get naked for animals
again? Stay tuned.
To stay up to date on all celebrity/animal
happenings, follow PETA
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Update: The people have spoken, and the new word cloud is here!
If you could prevent animal suffering with just one word, would you? PETA is creating our own word cloud that will encourage Facebook and Twitter users to join the cause and help us end cruelty to animals, and we need your help deciding what the cloud should say.
Simply tweet a word that you think describes PETA and would motivate others to get involved, and use the hashtag #PETACloud. We'll choose the most inspiring words to create our cloud, which you can share with your friends. Not yet a PETA pal? "Like" or follow us for up-to-the-minute animal news, contests, and action alerts.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
What's the best way to share your cat's reaction to a bird at the window or your dog's I-see-a-treat-coming happy dance? A recent survey found that more than half of U.K. companion-animal guardians share photos and videos of their four-legged family members online and that one out of every 10 companion animals has a Facebook page, Twitter account, or YouTube channel.
Considering how much U.K. animal guardians like online sharing, we wonder how many pooches and pussycats on this side of the pond are posting from the back of the sofa, tweeting from the dog park, and updating their statuses to "in a committed relationship with my Frisbee."
What has a little bird told you lately? If it isn't all the most important updates on animals, you're not following PETA on Twitter.
We are this close to reaching our goal of 200,000 followers. In celebration of Social Media Day, we're asking our supporters who aren't yet following @PETA to start getting up-to-the-minute news about victories and urgent actions needed to help animals.
After you've joined the conversation, just tweet about @PETA and our goal of reaching 200,000 followers so that your Twitter pals can join in. If you use hashtags #200K and #SMDay, we might even retweet you.
Now you can save animals with just 140 characters!
Celebrities took to Twitter yesterday to make a huge splash for seals. We asked compassionate celebrity supporters to tweet a message to their fans telling them that the Canadian commercial seal slaughter had begun and including a link to our "It's Time to End the Seal Slaughter" donation page. So many of them responded that our Twitter page looked like an A-list party.
Supporters who spoke up for seals who are bludgeoned and sometimes skinned alive for their fur include Ellen Degeneres, who also posted it on her blog, Pink, Sophia Bush, Daniella Monet, Jayde Nicole, Lea Michele, Vida Guerra, Alicia Silverstone, Dave Navarro, Stephanie Pratt, The Veronicas, Bill Maher, Ian Somerhalder, Diablo Cody, Sasha Grey, and, of course, Honorary PETA Director Pamela Anderson.
Get in on the action! Tweet this link to your Twitter followers: http://bit.ly/gNMLOJ. Or go to our donation page to help stop Canada's barbaric seal slaughter.
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 in Massachusetts, but she is microchipped, so hopefully the pup will soon get
a 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
legally binding," he joked.
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
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