Written by PETA
We already know that vegetable consumption can help fight America's biggest health risks, including obesity, heart disease, and cancer, as well as horrific cruelty to factory-farmed animals. But could it be that artichokes and sweet potatoes have the ability to stop terrorist activities too?
We recently told you about Ghulam Rasool Khan, the suspected al-Qaida member jailed in India who refuses to eat his vegetables. Now we've learned that the Indian military is making grenades that release a gas similar to tear gas—except it's made out of chili peppers. The chili-pepper grenades are being used to immobilize terror suspects.
Seems like veggies might cramp terrorists' style. What's next—will U.S. troops stockpile asparagus spears? Will we walk softly and carry big carrot sticks?
Written by Karin Bennett
Last night, late-night queen Chelsea Handler's monologue focused on housewives, chinchillas, and PETA. As a diehard Chelsea fan (Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is on my nightstand as we speak), I was thrilled when the quick-witted comic stuck up for animals on E!
It all started when Kelly Bensimon from Real Housewives of New York went shopping for a fur vest and claimed, "It's amazing to have an organization like PETA, but I've always been a great fur wearer." She continued, "Do I wear fur? Yes. Do I support the abuse of animals? Absolutely not." Umm … Say wha' …? While we're glad that she thinks PETA is "amazing," the whole thing was unsettling, to say the least.
Up steps Chelsea Handler. Firing back, she took a pro-animal stance and stated "Really? You don't abuse animals? I think the chinchilla who just had his hide ripped off might disagree. You think you're a great fur wearer? You know who wears it better? The innocent animal it came from. This is not a smart move. You just taunted PETA on national television while wearing an unattractive fur vest."
Bam! We knew that Chelsea was compassionate when she adopted a dog from an animal shelter. Now, with her anti-fur stance, all that's left is for Chelsea to follow in the footsteps of a compassionate housewife and star in our next "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad. We might even let Chuy costar …
Written by Christine Doré
A new day, a slew of choices to be made: To be or not to be? Tempeh or tofu? Coffee cup or tumbler? That last one happens to involve this week's prizes:
Two winners will score PETA's ceramic coffee cup and two will walk away with a PETA reusable tumbler. How can you win? Just let us know what animal-friendly beverage you'll be filling your cup with. Personally, I'm an iced soy vanilla latte girl. Do you need coffee, black? Maybe you'll be filling your tumbler with orange soda. Whatever it is, let us know. We'll pick two winners for each cup, so please let us know if you want a tumbler or a mug. The people who leave the most thirst-inducing comments will win.
Written by Karin Bennett
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