Written by Michelle Kretzer
around the globe were in for a treat when Tim Gunn released his third
book, Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of
Everything in Your Closet. Animals were in for a
treat, too, when Tim devoted nearly half his chapter "Coats and Jackets"
to explaining "why fur belongs in the dustbin of history." He discussed
how, during his tenure at Liz Claiborne, Inc., he agreed to meet with PETA Vice
President Dan Mathews to discuss the possibility of the 46 Liz brands, which
include Juicy Couture and Kate Spade, going fur-free. "[O]ver time,"
Tim remembered, "I became convinced that fur was unnecessary and even
immoral." Liz Claiborne is completely fur-free, thanks to Tim, as is Project Runway. And if Tim has his way,
the rest of the fashion industry won't be far behind.
Tim strutted his animal-friendly stuff during the opening number at the Emmys, Carrie Ann Inaba was using the occasion
to speak up for animals, too, tweeting at her Dancing With the Stars fans, "And even
though it's a big day for all of us in Hollywood, let's not forget the animals…
Help animals in need!!" She then posted a link to a video about why
everyone should adopt,
on Twitter, Wisconsin native Kristin Bauer was appalled by the University of Wisconsin–Madison's
cruel cat laboratories, Kat Graham had a colorful way to
describe being vegan, and Sam
Simon cracked us up:
Candace Parker wasn't at the Emmys,
but she still scooped up an award. The fur foe snagged the Player of the Month Award for the WNBA's
Western Conference, and we're sure that animals would agree that it couldn't
have gone to a nicer person.
Candace felt as "damn good" about her honor as Dax Shepherd said his vegan diet
makes him feel.
Boss must be feeling pretty good, too. Bruce Springsteen just turned 63, and he
is still rocking, thanks to his primarily vegetarian diet and his passion for
Russell Simmons is always doing
something rocking for animals. After an African safari in which he got to see
animals in the wild, he spoke out against circuses and zoos, writing on his Global Grind website: "These magnificent animals I encountered on the safari aren't
riding on bicycles or jumping through rings of fire like kids see them do at
the horribly cruel circuses where they are routinely beaten and neglected.
These great beasts were tending to their young, running free and just being
left alone to live their lives."
Carrie Underwood might not have the same
musical tastes as Russell, but the two are singing the same tune when it comes
to animal rights. The country songbird posted a picture of a chipmunk she took to her veterinarian
after her dog tried to eat the little animal. Dale, as she called the chipmunk,
was fine and was happily released back into nature.
Joanna Krupa was a model of
compassion when she rescued
a lost dog she spotted during a hike. After a long chase, she
was able to catch the dog, read his tags, and call his thankful guardians.
Al Roker made another dog
grateful recently when he adopted a 10-week-old puppy named Pepper from an
animal shelter. PETA helped the Roker family welcome their newest member with
some fun toys and treats.
keep up with what your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Michael Phelps adopted his new pooch,
Stella, and promptly started honing her ability to swim. We're sure Michael
already qualifies as a hero to Stella even before the London games!
Paul McCartney has schooled many a
musician in rock 'n' roll, and now he wants to school children in going vegetarian.
He's encouraging schools to join his "Meat Free Mondays" campaign and offer students vegetarian options at lunch.
Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and Switched at Birth actor Constance Marie joined Paul's chorus,
jumping in with the host of other celebs tweeting for animals this week and
promoting "Meat Free Mondays" and the veggie life.
role of WNBA star Candace Parker in the L.A. Sparks' win
last Wednesday earned her a Player
of the Week nod, but she plays for
animals every week by working with PETA to fight fur.
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another fur foe, Aimee
Teegarden, cast in the starring
role, you can bet that the CW Television Network's new show, The Selection, billed as "the
next Hunger Games," will be
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