Written by Michelle Kretzer
you read that right.
want to thank Kanye West for the shout-out to
PETA in his new song, "Theraflu." While the aptly named
tune does make us want to reach for an over-the-counter remedy as Kanye opines about
his inexplicable penchant for slinging tortured dead animals across his back,
the song did make #tellPETA trend on Twitter worldwide, giving us a great
opportunity to educate people about the revolting cruelty of the fur industry. #TellKanye that 60 beautiful minks have to die to make one ugly coat.
rapper Waka Flocka Flame could give Ye some
pointers—his "Only Cowards Abuse Animals" PETA ad
appears in this month's YRB magazine.
(Last month, the mag featured Chris "The Birdman" Andersen's colorful anti-fur ad.)
cover of the May issue of Vanity Fair features the fair face of fur foe Grace Park, looking as stunning in
white as she did in her PETA
"Save the Seals" ad.
seal savior Christian
Serratos tweeted her support for
PETA's campaign this week: "The Canadian seal slaughter has begun. Pls
help @PETA stop the bloody massacre NOW!"
Mickey Rourke saved a stray dog he
found on a movie set in Romania. Now Foxy has a great new home with Rourke and
his other beloved pups, including Jaws, who stars with Rourke in his animal birth
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Pamela Anderson visited Turkey and noticed that the country's streets were also
teeming with strays, she went on a mission to persuade officials there to adopt an aggressive spay-and-neuter
Ryan Gosling was a savior for a woman who was almost hit by a taxi in New York City. His
lifesaving heroics for people and advocacy for chickens make Ryan a heartthrob
with a heart of gold.
Lance Armstrong seems to be made of
steel, and now he's living strong thanks to eating mostly vegan foods.
he'll start whipping up homemade meals from the Candle Café like Christina Applegate.
vegan eatery led to love for Alec
Baldwin, who got engaged this week to Hilaria
Thomas, whom he met at Pure Food and Wine.
Christina Aguilera took both her loves—her boyfriend and her son—to
Cirque du Soleil, scoring herself a thank-you card from PETA for supporting a circus with only human
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won't catch Abbie Cornish in fur—or any other
animal skins. When asked about her style on Twitter, Abbie responded, "I
LOVE clothes … So I love so many different things. Not enough room to tweet! I
dress vegan … no leather, suede or fur."
in the Twitterverse, we had animal adoption, a heroic rescue, and vegan
celebrities had a blast showing off their big hearts (and vegan stomachs) this
week: Courtney Stodden at the beach with PETA's Vegan
College Cookbook, Anne Hathaway at another fun vegan engagement party, and vegan Venus Williams chatting with CNN about
the London 2012 Olympic Games.
?uestlove is on a quest to live
longer. The Roots star said he is going vegan so that he can be "the first
member of the hip-hop generation to live past 60."
to the animal-friendly cast of The Secret Life of the American
Teenager. Season five—starring our buddies Megan Park, Renee Olstead, and, new this season, Twilight's Christian Serratos—premiered to rave reviews.
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hearing that Noel
Gallagher expressed excitement
about teaching his sons to "throw stuff at cows," Joan Jett called out the former Oasis frontman, stating:
guy is a putz! I am embarrassed he is Irish and from [the] same county as my
grandparents on my father's side. Maybe if this bully wants to throw things, he
should try throwing something at somebody who can fight back, like me."
keep you updated on whether Gallagher decides to pick on somebody from his own
species. Meanwhile, elsewhere in celebrityland, plenty of other stars are
throwing their support at animals, including
Alec Baldwin, who unveiled his new circus exposé for PETA at a news conference
in New York City.
Kellan Lutz revealed his PETA
billboard in Los Angeles to his Twitter followers in a picture that's worthy of its
own bedroom wall space.
other vampire/werewolf news, PETA buddies Famke Janssen and Eli Roth are
working together on Netflix's adaptation of the otherworldly novel Hemlock Grove. You can bet that this
will be an animal-friendly set.
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"animal-friendly" also describes the set that Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt shared while making Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Ewan told Conan O'Brien
that his rescued dog Sid loved going to work with him, and he even attached a
sidecar to his motorcycle for toting Sid along.
dog Bo Obama is always right in the middle of his family's adventures. Michelle Obama told David Letterman, "He
is my son. I have two girls and a boy."
Sophia Bush's US Weekly magazine list
of "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" includes her rescued pit bulls
Patch and Penny. Sophia has a huge heart for animals, and we hope all of her #LittleVoices join her in supporting
something that you may not have known about Diane Keaton: In her new memoir, Then Again, she talks about being a vegetarian for the past 25 years. Join
Diane in going vegetarian—order a free
vegetarian/vegan starter kit here, and help save animals, protect the environment, and
preserve your health.
Diamondbacks infielder Geoff
Blum announced that he did a vegan cleanse that helped
him drop 10 pounds and recover from knee surgery. We
hope his vegan adventure continues, so we're sending him a copy of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness by
Robert Cheeke for tips on how to stay fit for the field on a plant-based diet.
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continues to change the
way that America eats. Kristen
Bell and fiancé Dax Shepard have both gone vegan after seeing it.
awesome Kristin—Kristin Chenoweth—is throwing her support
behind her Glee costar Lea Michele's campaign to get horse-drawn carriages out of New York City.
Chenoweth tweeted her disgust at seeing the miserable horses and is asking the
New York City Council to ban the carriages.
Anjelica Huston is taking a stand
against horse-drawn carriages while working in New York. The Smash star criticized the cruel carriage
industry on Piers Morgan Tonight, and guest host Rosie O'Donnell
agreed, "It does seem absurdly cruel." Anjelica continued speaking
out for animals, deeming it "unconscionable" to orphan baby apes and
force them to act.
And as always, Ricky Gervais continues to keep Twitter abuzz for animals, this week posting, "you can't justify torturing an animal for a shampoo."
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Steve-O agrees that animals don't
belong in laboratories. He wrote to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California to ask her to support
the Great Ape Protection
and Cost Savings Act, which would ban the use
of chimpanzees in experiments.
vegan and tattoo aficionado Travis
Barker is raising health-conscious, animal-friendly kids who share their dad's
penchant for vegan eating.
Nikki Reed and husband Paul McDonald welcomed a new "kid" into their family—a
beautiful rescued dog.
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Here's one thing that dog and cat people
can agree on: Jennifer
Aniston and Jay Leno's conversation
on The Tonight Show about their rescued
animals and the importance of adoption was the bee's knees.
You can catch fellow adoption advocate Carrie Ann Inaba
on both the tube and YouTube when she launches her Web show, Crib Cat, which
will feature cats who are up for adoption. We're sure she'll play fair and not
give special consideration to PETA pal Martina Navratilova
on this season of Dancing With the Stars.
Carrie Ann is also using Twitter to
encourage people to save animals' lives. Here's what she and other celebs are
recently asked his Twitter followers to make donations for a new mobile SNIP clinic for
Watch for the inked, never minked,
celebrity on Spike's new season of Ink Master.
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When Meredith Vieira stopped by Ellen,
she said she was interested in going vegan—and scored herself a "Glass Walls" DVD,
and some other animal-friendly loot from PETA.
PETA also sent vegetarian GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan
an on-tour care package that included PETA's Vegan College Cookbook
and a list of vegetarian restaurants in the cities that he and the band are
Brit band The Wanted has crept up to number two on the U.S. iTunes
charts, and singer Jay McGuiness
crept up to number one on PETA U.K.'s Sexiest Vegetarian poll last year.
The smart money is on Timothy Bradley Jr.
to come out number one in his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. The boxer
is training vegan to get in prime sparring shape.
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Before you head out to see Justin Theroux's new film, Wanderlust,
check out his PETA anti-chaining public service announcement. In the ad, Theroux
appears alongside his beloved best friend, Pooma (who has since passed away),
to urge people to allow their dogs to live indoors:
Elsewhere in Hollywood, Russell Brand
is reportedly in puppy love. The Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity alum was spotted cuddling and petting rescued
at an adoption event in Beverly Hills.
Fellow adoption advocate Amanda Seyfried
gushed about her rescued one-eyed cat, Fran, on Chelsea Lately,
while Michael Clarke
filled Jay Leno in on the delish vegetarian dishes that his girlfriend, Omarosa,
has been cooking up for him.
What do vampires think about fur? That
it sucks, of course. Before you "wha-wha" me, read this: Tweeting
about his foundation's anti-fur petition, Ian Somerhalder wrote: "Fur
sucks…Really. … Furs: Animals being killed so you can wear your new fox coat …."
Is it just me, or does Ian Somerhalder smolder hotter every day?
Vince Vaughn a valorous vegan? It's
sure looking that way. While filming Neighborhood Watch in Atlanta, he ate
mostly vegan foods, and his mom bragged about his healthy lifestyle on The Marilyn Denis Show. We sent the funnyman
some cookbooks to give him some
delicious new meal ideas.
Vaughn will be the next Phil
Collen of Def Leppard—vegetarian for 30 years and proud
Vivienne Westwood also has a lot to be proud of. Not only does she keep fur-bearing animals out of her designs, the
newly minted vegetarian also keeps
animals off her plate too.
vegan Jared Leto is a fellow fur foe.
Here's what he and other celebs have been buzzing about on Twitter:
cast members of The Real Housewives of Miami will need to rethink
their furry wardrobe choices with animal defender and supermodel Joanna Krupa joining the show.
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on the street is that PETA pals Justin Bieber and Kellan Lutz will be
appearing outside the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard to promote animal adoption.
been a while since Bob
Barker appeared on The Price Is Right, but he still wants the
show he made famous to maintain his animal-friendly ideals. When the show gave
away a prize of cowhide boots and a trip to the infamous Calgary Stampede, Bob wrote and told The Price Is Right it was dead wrong to
on the opposite coast, Angela
wrote to her NYC councilmember and asked him to support a ban on horse-drawn carriages that Olivia Munn, Lea Michele, Pamela Anderson,
and many others have asked the city to pass.
is asking the Toronto Maple Leafs to take a pass on fur after the team promoted
a jacket trimmed with coyote fur. He may have played for the opposing
Canadiens, but Georges thinks both sides can agree that wearing fur is ice cold.
Ted Danson and Emily Osment are both showing that
they are warm to animals. The distinguished actor and the burgeoning star both
rave about their cruelty-free vegan eating.
out for a run, teen bride Courtney
Stodden proves there's no wrong
way to show off your vegetarian pride.
driver Andy Lally keeps his motor running with healthy vegan
Denise Richards tweeted to PETA asking
for vegan cookbook recommendations, we not
only told her about some but also sent 'em to her, and she tweeted her thanks.
Liam Hemsworth might be in puppy love—he got a rescued dog from girlfriend Miley Cyrus for his birthday. She asked
her Twitter followers always
to adopt, never buy, joining the roster of
celebrity sweet tweeters:
James Franco was inspired by Rise of the Planet of the Apes to join Kevin Nealon and a host of other
celebrities in support of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, which aims to get great
apes out of laboratories.
of the great apes' staunchest supporters, Dr. Jane Goodall, is featured on
Beliefnet.com's picks for the Top 10 Animal Rights Activists. Click here to see the full list,
which includes heavy hitters such as Bob Barker, Ric O'Barry, and Russell Simmons.
heavy hitter, PETA
President Ingrid E. Newkirk is making headlines for
not mincing words. Asked what she thought about Real Housewives of New York star Cindy Barshop's real-fur merkins, she responded, "It's
outright sleazy, and it's downright cruel to kill an animal to decorate your
leave you with that.
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