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call the female dolphins
of Shark Bay, Australia, "fashion-obsessed."
They just prefer to bond with gals who dress like they do. Dolphins who choose
to wear sponges on their noses to root in the sand for fish generally hang out
with other "spongers," while dolphins who prefer the sponge-free look
bond with each other.
Lake Shore Boulevard in Toronto, traffic moves slowly enough that people can
see—and videotape—trucks filled
with pigs on their way to slaughter. The horrifying videos
have gone viral—now will viewers go vegan?
if you needed one more reason to love Stella McCartney, the cruelty-free
fashion phenom is now offering
a scholarship to inspire young
designers to follow in her well-heeled, animal-friendly footsteps.
A thoughtful and enterprising passerby helped three precocious bear cubs get
out of a Dumpster.
Who said it? "Imagine how
different the world would be if, in fact, it were 'reading, writing,
despise the cruel slaughter of chickens, cows, and pigs with the fire of a
thousand suns. So what to do about it? Try these suggestions.
saw her naked anti-fur ad—now you can have a piece of designer Cornelia Guest all to yourself. Enter to win one of the elegant
vegan bags that she's giving away
only to PETA supporters.
New Action Alerts
Paul McCartney stopped Olympic
rehearsals to do it. Would you take a moment to ask the forest minister of Maharashtra, India, to send an abused young
elephant to a sanctuary?
Tell officials at Lagoon amusement park that keeping wild animals in filthy
enclosures is not amusing, and ask them to retire the animals to sanctuaries
and let parkgoers enjoy more rides and games instead.
Officials in Ottawa are considering
using cruel steel-jaw and snare traps to kill beavers. Ask them to use any of the many
proven humane beaver-control methods that are readily available instead.
Groupon that circuses give
animals a raw deal, and let the company know that you won't be using its
services until it stops promoting the three rings of misery.
Sugar gliders, tiny nocturnal
marsupials, prefer to live in groups of about 30 and spend their time climbing
trees and exploring the forest. But a company called "Pocket Pets" is
setting up mall kiosks and selling the animals one by one to anyone who wants
an impulse "pet." Urge
Bayer Properties to prohibit the sale of
sugar gliders at its malls.
California's recent foie gras ban was a
huge victory for animals, but a bill before Congress aims to gut it. Farm Bill
Amendment 45 would force states to allow cruelly produced meat and dairy
products across their borders, even if a state has already banned the product. Urge your representatives to oppose Amendment 45
and let states retain their right to protect animals.
Presidents, hip-hop moguls,
and now PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews have taken the
stage at New York arts-and-culture venue 92YTribeca. Dan, together with new "I'd
Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" model Cornelia Guest, New York Times advertising columnist Stuart Elliott, and Newsweek and Daily Beast celebrity columnist Lloyd Grove, discussed how PETA's
campaigns and celebrity collaborations push animal rights
issues into mainstream media outlets.
the audience members came in with doubts or criticism, we're betting that they left
with insight into PETA's tactics after hearing Dan explain that PETA has
wonderful stories about building
houses for "backyard dogs," rescuing animals from cruel circuses and
laboratories, and much more—but what news outlets like Inside Edition want to cover is controversy, nudity, and
he was there to serve as an unbiased voice, Stuart Elliott noted that PETA's ability
to create "buzz" through naked ads and the use of celebrities in
protests was decades ahead of modern social-media campaigns. He also commented
that the success of PETA's "shockvertising" has persuaded other
organizations to follow suit. I guess imitation really is the sincerest form of
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What do you give a
beautiful and charming New York socialite for her birthday? Fur coats, of
course. At her birthday luncheon today, Cornelia Guest
and her well-wishers donated dozens of their own coats—made from foxes, chinchillas, rabbits,
minks, and other animals—to
PETA's fur coat giveaway
program for the homeless.
PETA Vice President
Dan Mathews was on hand to collect the furs and said, "Fur used to be a
uniform in high society, but that's all changing, and nobody illustrates that
better than Cornelia."
After the vegan
birthday cake was served, Cornelia spoke about the hideous cruelty of the fur industry.
She said of fur-wearing among members of high society, "It's the
fire-hydrant syndrome. Once one dog lifts his leg, they all follow!"
Cornelia also unveiled
her new ad
for PETA's iconic "I'd
Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur"
campaign to convince others to swear off fur furever. Her ad will hit New York's streets during the busy holiday-shopping
season to remind shoppers that compassion is the fashion.
If you or anyone
you know has fur coats moldering away in their closets, why not follow the
example of Cornelia and her friends and donate them to PETA? We'll mark them so
that they can't be resold and give them to the homeless for a little extra
warmth this winter. Remember: Even a little bit of fur trim
means a world of suffering for animals on fur farms
or who are trapped
in the wild.
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New York socialite
and cruelty-free fashion connoisseur Cornelia Guest
is taking her passion for helping animals to great lengths in a brand-new anti-fur ad
Cornelia—who is the
daughter of one of the best-dressed women of the 20th century, C.Z. Guest—used
to wear fur, but she had a change of heart when she learned more about the
heartless fur industry.
Now, Cornelia shuns animal products of all kinds—she even launched her own line
of nonleather handbags at
At her birthday
party on November 16, Cornelia will donate all her old furs
to PETA, and she is encouraging her guests to do the same. PETA will mark the
fur coats so that they can't be resold and will give them to the homeless
so that they can be warmer this winter.
And for those of us
who have ever wished for a guide to sophisticated vegan soirées, Cornelia has
just finished a high-style vegan-entertaining book—replete with original recipes,
decorating and party tips, and animal factoids—that will be published in May.
compassionate lead and cleanse your closet of skins. Click here for PETA's guide to cruelty-free
by Heather Faraid Drennan
Ellen DeGeneres, Gordon Ramsay, and Entourage star Adrian Grenier are among the many stars who have recently done something noteworthy for animals:
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