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Even though I work here, I didn't quite realize the full extent of the glory in store for the winner of PETA's World's Sexiest Vegetarian title. But Kevin Eubanks—this year's “Sexy Veg” co-winner with the stunning Carrie Underwood—learned exactly how prestigious his new title was last night, when Jay Leno and two dancing vegetables presented him with a lovely sash and tiara on The Tonight Show. And in case you're wondering—no, it does not get better than that.
Here's what Kevin told us when we informed him of his victory: "I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me. I hope this encourages people to eat better and to remember that animals are our friends and a key to a better environment. Not to mention, it's just cool!"
Check out the gaggle of nearly naked PETA members who converged on the Spanish Embassy in Washington D.C. yesterday in a warm up for PETA UK’s sixth annual Running of the Nudes in Pamplona, Spain, to protest the cruelty of the Running of the Bulls. OK, so I guess this demo is more like the Running of the Almost Nudes since they were all rocking underwear, but still . . .
Of course in the real Running of the Nudes, most of those participants roll buck naked, save for running shoes and the red scarves that are traditionally worn during the bull run. And lots of body hair. Come on, it is in Europe after all.
Here’s the video from last year’s event.
Attention: Only watch this video if you are over 18 and if seeing naked people protesting cruelty to animals is legal where you live (the lawyers made me say that).
Click here if you want to get in on this year’s run in July.
You know what I’m saying? Seriously, it just makes me happy to be alive. Her name is Annamarie, the place is Fresno, and there was evidently a bit of a traffic jam for a while. As Annamarie puts it, "I’ll gladly bare some of my skin if it will help save animals’ skins. With all the luxurious alternatives available, there’s absolutely no excuse to wear animal skins."
And finally, in the interest of fairness, here are some boys too.
What do you do when you have more naked activists than life-size, cellophane-wrapped meat trays? Double up. At least that was how they handled it at Princeton University yesterday, to striking effect. The demonstration, which was a joint protest organized by PETA and the Princeton Animal Welfare Society to draw attention to the suffering of animals used by the meat industry, got two different front page stories in the Daily Princetonian, including this one, about a follow-up presentation given by Dan Mathews to explain in a bit more detail why PETA does these kinds of demonstration instead of just putting on a suit and tie and pointing out the various inadequacies in the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act. (The short answer, by the way, is that we do both, but people don't always show up for the latter presentation.) Anyway, here are some pics:
I've posted a couple of pictures in the past with some of the lovely ladies of PETA getting nekkid to help animals, so I figured it was high time I published a few pics of the dudes. This photo’s from a Tax Day demonstration conducted by PETA Campaigner Mike Brazell in Philadelphia to let people know that donating fur coats to PETA is tax-deductible. Mike quickly recognized that, while this is an important and useful piece of information, it doesn't exactly grab the attention like some of PETA's campaigns—so he did what any resourceful campaigner is trained to do in a difficult situation and removed his clothing. Nice work, Mike! Here are the results:
These particular photos reminded me of one of my favorite stories about my friend Matt Rice. PETA had sent out a press release about a demonstration that was going to take place in Corpus Christi, which went something like this:
"Nearly naked and covered head to toe in tiger body paint, one of PETA's beautiful "Tiger Ladies" will be in a cage in Corpus Christi this Friday to protest the cruel treatment of animals in the circus"
The press release did the trick, and a ton of media promised to come out and report on the event, which was all well and good until Matt got a call from the "Tiger Lady" at the last minute to say she couldn't make it. Fortunately, nothing fazes Matt Rice. Here's how he handled the crisis:
Rawr! Matt, you're a hero.
If for some reason you're still starving for pics of scantily clad PETA dudes, you can check out our old Broccoli Boys website here. That'll cure you for sure.
OK, I’m a little embarrassed to say it, but yeah, I saw this movie. Maybe it was the fact that I grew up with General Lee Hot Wheels cars, or that good ol' Willie Nelson plays Uncle Jessie in the movie. OK, it was neither of those things. It was because I thought Jessica Simpson looked hot in the previews . . . What can I say?
Anyway, I just found these shots of a naked anti-fur protest scene that was edited from the movie. Damn, I wish that would have made it into the final cut . . . for the animal rights message only, of course.
Now a brief note of caution: the ever so protective and well-meaning legal eagles upstairs want me to warn you that the pictures linked above show a bit of skin, and that if you’re not 18 and you look at them, your eyes will melt and your brain will explode, among other things.
Total winner, this one. With Easter coming up, a lot of people have eggs on the brain, especially in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where, according to RXPG News, "Christians across the state consume eggs lavishly after the Sunday Easter mass." Before I go on, I do want to take the opportunity to write that one more time, just in case it never comes up again. Thiruvananthapuram! OK, now that we've got that out of our systems, here's a picture from PETA India's amazing demonstration to draw attention to the fact that chickens used for their eggs are among the most abused animals on the planet. The picture is from a protest that took place this morning. In Thiruvananthapuram.
Sorry for the great big downer, but the seal hunt is officially underway, and I wanted to give you a few updates on what we're doing to draw attention to it and how you can help make it more difficult for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to let his country get away with this outrage. So far, about 1,500 seal pups have been slaughtered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and things are about to get a lot more gruesome. I'll try and balance keeping you updated on major developments in the hunt with not totally ruining your days as this progresses, but here's some recent news for you in the meantime:
Our good friend Chrissie Hynde had a fantastic op-ed published in The Globe and Mail this morning, where she addresses the tired old "What about the Inuits?" defense of the seal slaughter. You can read that here.
PETA activists joined New York radio personality Flirty Flipper for this little demonstration outside the Consulate General of Canada in NYC on Monday. You may recognize my friend Sarah (on the right) from PETA's State of the Union Undress.
We also sent a letter to Canada's Prime Minister this week to let him know what's what. You can read that here. And finally, if you haven't already, you can express your own feelings about the whole nasty business to Mr. Harper by clicking here.
Former PETA intern Ashley just sent along these great pictures from her "All Animals Have the Same Parts" pro-vegetarian demonstration yesterday for PETA’s Asia Pacific affiliate.
It seems like the whole thing went over pretty damn well. The photographers in particular look really pleased with themselves for some reason. Anyway, I just wanted to give a shout-out to Ashley, who's always willing to go that extra mile to help animals (e.g., "Hey Ashley, would you mind going to Thailand, getting naked, and painting yourself like cuts of meat to point out the absurdity of treating any living being like an object? Great, thanks."). Ashley—you're amazing. Check out the pics:
The thing about the truth is that it just never gets old, especially when there's nudity involved. The truth about the chicks raised for KFC is that they're horrifically abused and often scalded alive. The infinitely more palatable truth about these two chicks, who happen to be colleagues of mine, is that they don't have any clothes on. The hope is that the one truth will make the other truth easier to process, and, based on the reactions of some folks in KFC's hometown of Lousiville where this protest took place, it's working like a charm. Be careful not to get the two truths mixed up though—there's absolutely no good reason for boycotting naked chicks.
There are 19 more photos where that came from in The Louisville Courier Journal. The photographer just couldn't stop for some reason ...
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