Written by Michelle Kretzer
Vegan Anne Hathaway's footwear at the Les Miserables premiere was the talk of Tinseltown this week. The 2013 Golden Globe nominee asked Tom Ford to design the custom leather-free boots that made her daring look. Word on the street is that Anne is also a huge fan of cruelty-free Stella McCartney heels. And she's not alone: Stores are reporting "extreme demand" for the designer's luxurious leather-free accessories. Vegan Carrie Underwood is in extreme demand, too. She just scooped up Female Artist of the Year honors at the American Country Awards, and she's always a favorite when it comes to animal issues. In her recent interview with Self magazine, Carrie said, "My veganism is based on a concern about where my food is coming from. In my perfect world, I'd have webcams wherever food is processed so I'd know how clean it is. … I'll never eat meat again, because I look and feel better without it."Rob Thomas has continued to use his voice to make sure homeless animals' voices are heard by urging his legions of Twitter followers always to adopt and never buy animals. And several of his fellow celebrities followed suit with animal-friendly posts of their own:Our late friend Michael Clarke Duncan's last film, In the Hive, opens this weekend in select theaters. Check for showings near you to see "Big Mike"—who was such a big voice for animal protection—grace the big screen one final time.
Written by Jeff Mackey
When news broke that cosmetics giant L'Oréal was acquiring ultra-hip makeup innovator Urban Decay—a PETA (and peta2) fave—some brows were furrowed over what this would mean for Urban Decay's cruelty-free status since L'Oréal is not included on PETA's list of companies that don't test on animals. Well, stop fretting—it'll just cause wrinkles.
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Living up to its recent PETA Courage in Commerce Award, Urban Decay has assured PETA in writing that its animal-testing policy will not change, and that the company will remain cruelty-free.
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Please always buy cruelty-free—you'll find Urban Decay and more than 1,000 other companies in PETA's searchable list.
At the same time as vegan star running back Arian Foster and the
Texans are making my
hometown proud on the field (Bayou City, represent!), PETA has announced its 2012 list of the Top
Five Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums.
Football is played with a ball called a "pigskin"
(often erroneously), but folks who are fans of both team sports and animals will find a growing variety
of cruelty-free foods to enjoy on game day at arenas throughout the NFL. So even
if your team is stuck in the basement this year, you can still score a victory
for animals way up in the cheap seats by hitting up the concession stand for
some vegan goodies!
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Check out the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums:
Financial Field, Philadelphia Eagles
As the Eagles battle for the top
spot in the always-tough NFC East, Philly fans can take pride in the fact that
Lincoln Financial Field tops PETA's list of vegetarian-friendly stadiums for
the third year in a row, thanks to its awesome array of meat-free options,
which include a mock-steak sandwich, a "chicken-steak" sandwich, a seitan
brisket, and veggie burgers and dogs.
Stadium, New England Patriots
Pats fans have more mouthwatering
vegetarian options than Tom Brady has offensive weapons. Gillette Stadium moved
up from number four on PETA's list of vegetarian-friendly stadiums, thanks to its
black-bean burger, grilled portobello mushroom burger, and grilled veggie
flatbread wrap. Meanwhile, fans continue to devour the stadium's standby
favorites—veggie dogs and veggie burgers.
3. O.co Coliseum,
Rookie head coach Dennis Allen may
be experiencing some growing pains in Oakland, but Raider Nation has cause for
celebration: O.co Coliseum made PETA's list of vegetarian-friendly stadiums for
the fifth year in a row. With a veggie dog, black-bean burger, and veggie
burrito leading the charge, fans of the Silver and Black can turn their health
around by enjoying delicious, protein-packed vegetarian meals.
4. Georgia Dome,
Matty Ice is playing like an MVP, but
the MVP of the Georgia Dome's concession stands may be the mock-meat Sloppy
Jane, made with peppers, onions, molasses, and brown-sugar barbecue sauce. Also
available and fresh off the burner (no Michael Turner pun intended) are veggie
dogs and veggie burgers, possibly the best duo since Roddy White and Julio
Jones. You don't have to pose in a PETA ad as Tony Gonzalez did to enjoy these
5. Ford Field,
The Lions may be dropping in the
standings, but Ford Field has climbed in our rankings of the best meat-free
fare. Outstanding dishes such as vegan sloppy Joes, hearty veggie burgers,
hummus with vegetables, and fruit cups with chili lime salt dominate the
concession stands here the same way that Megatron dominates on the field.
Scoring honorable mentions are the
Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium,
the St. Louis Rams' Edward Jones Dome,
the San Francisco 49ers' Candlestick Park, and the New
York Jets' and New York Giants' MetLife
With so many healthy and animal-friendly foods available almost everywhere you go, there's never been a better time to
go vegan than right now!
more than two decades, Revlon was a member of PETA's
Caring Consumer program and refused to allow animals to be poisoned, burned,
and blinded in tests of its products. But the company is now on the "Do
Test" list after Revlon started selling products in China where animal tests are required for most cosmetics. Although
PETA has asked Revlon numerous times to come clean about whether it is paying
for animal tests overseas, the company won't say—which, to us, says it all. We
are now stepping up our involvement with Revlon in a very different way—we're
headed to the company's boardroom.
We bought stock in
the company because as shareholders,
we can demand transparency about animal testing activity and also work in yet
another way to get the tests stopped.
also set up an action alert that our supporters can use to e-mail Revlon and
tell the company that consumers have a right to know whether its makeup is
being tested on animals. Supporters can then tell everyone they know not to buy
Revlon products until the company cleans up its act.
compassionate companies, including Paul Mitchell and Urban Decay, have held true to their
cruelty-free principles and will not sell their products in China because they
do not believe in funding animal tests. PETA is helping to fund scientists working with China to help the country
institute non-animal tests,
and until those tests
are available, Revlon should pull its cosmetics off Chinese shelves, too. In
the meantime, conscientious consumers can shop from a long list of companies on
PETA's cruelty-free list that don't harm animals
at home or abroad.
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I know we've got Project Runway fans out there, especially after the show's guru of good taste, Tim Gunn, appeared in PETA's anti-fur video.
If, like me, you watch the show obsessively caught last night's episode, you probably did cartwheels in the living room when one "Divorcee Dress Challenge" client, Stephanie, insisted that Nicolas use no wool, silk, leather, or fur in his transformation of her old wedding dress into an outfit she could enjoy as a single woman. I believe her exact words were that she wanted him to be certain "no animals have to suffer."
Now if only Stephanie's snarky designer had spent less time rolling his eyes and more time fashioning a knock-out design instead of ho hum separates, he might have won the challenge. Either way, Stephanie gets top marks for speaking up for animals.
Written by Karin Bennett
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