Written by Michelle Kretzer
there's anything that can cause a traffic jam even by New York City standards,
it's a naked Wendy
Williams in Times Square. As a crowd of cheering
fans and snapping flashbulbs drowned out the honking taxis, a fully clothed Wendy
unveiled her much-anticipated nude anti-fur ad for PETA:
talk show host used to wear real fur made from foxes and minks but stopped
after she learned from PETA how animals raised for their fur are electrocuted, bludgeoned, or
skinned alive. Now, she knows that it's
much better to bare skin than to wear skin. "I'd rather go naked than wear
fur—it's very sexy,"
she purred during her photo shoot with top celeb photographer Aaron Cobbett.
hopes her actions will inspire other fur-wearers to shed their skin as well.
And she already has the perfect idea for what they can do with those tacky,
cruel coats: Donate them
to PETA, and we will distribute
them to people who are homeless because of Hurricane Sandy.
people and animals—seems like the
perfect reason for witty Wendy to get a little cheeky.
What's better than T-shirt time? "No
T-shirt" time! And that's exactly what the throng of Jersey Shore
fans got outside MTV's Times Square studios when Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino revealed his new PETA ad encouraging everyone to spay and neuter their animals.
Fans who couldn't make the unveiling
still got to see Sitch's sweet tweet that revealed his ad and gave some love to
PETA. And he wasn't the only one turning Twitter into an animal love-fest this
week. Check out what these other celebs were doing to help with PETA campaigns:
Morrissey sings about how "Meat
Is Murder," so, of course, he doesn't want any dead bodies around him when he's performing. For his appearance on The Colbert
Report, Morrissey insisted that the entire building be meat-free for the day. And when,
in true Colbert fashion, Stephen tried to rib Moz about his morals, the PETA
pal had some zingers of his own ready. "Animals are nicer than humans,"
he deadpanned. "If you stick your grandmother in an oven, she will
probably be tasty. But is that any reason to eat your grandmother?"
might be about to make a titanic impact on the way the world eats. The director
and newly minted vegan is challenging
environmentalists to adopt a plant-based diet to save the planet. During a recent speech, he told the audience, "I want to challenge
everybody here: If you're an environmentalist, I say, my challenge is, you can't
be an environmentalist, you can't be an ocean steward, without truly walking
the walk, and you can't walk the walk in the world of the future, the world
ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet."
And vegan Emily Deschanel is speaking up once again. Her show, Bones, dedicated another episode
to animal rights, this time, to the cruelty of keeping exotic animals as "pets."
To keep up with what your favorite stars
are doing for animals, follow
@PETA on Twitter.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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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.