Written by Alisa Mullins
Motorists cruising down L.A.'s Beverly Boulevard might get a
little distracted when they spot Olivia Munn's
sexy new "I'd Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur" billboard, which The Daily Show
correspondent unveiled in person today in Los Angeles.
think about even that little tiny trim of fur on your gloves or on your collar,
that is still coming from an animal that had to endure so much pain just for
you," says Munn. "There's nothing good about pretending like you
Munn, who is currently shooting the new HBO series The Newsroom and the Steven
Soderbergh movie Magic Mike, sat down with
PETA for an exclusive video interview, which you can watch here.
Munn is also the host of PETA's brand-new video exposé of fur farms in China, the
world's leading fur exporter. "As a proud person of Chinese descent, it
broke my heart to learn just how terribly animals suffer and die on Chinese fur
farms and that there are no penalties for this abuse," explains Munn in
the video, which reveals conscious raccoon dogs writhing in pain as workers rip
the skin off their bodies. Rabbits scream as workers slit their throats and cut
off their heads. Dogs and cats—some of whom still wear collars—are crammed into
tiny cages and thrown off trucks.
Please "like" and tweet Olivia's new video so that all your friends can learn
why they should leave fur on its original owners' backs.
Written by PETA
If you sometimes have the urge to tape-record yourself answering questions about your animal-friendly diet so you can just hit "Play" the next time someone asks, "What do you eat?", "Where do you get your protein?", or "You must eat a lot of salad, huh?", take a gander at our Daily Show–esque (and very scientific) "What Vegans Eat" pie chart:
After you've had a chuckle (grass? really?), you can post it to Facebook and Twitter so your vegan buds can enjoy a moment of Zen and your meat-eating friends can marvel at the fact that you eat a wider range of foods than they do.
Of course, after we've guffawed, we have to keep in mind that some people often ask us these questions because they are truly curious and that it's a great opportunity to talk about the many wonders of a vegan diet. And granola.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart consistently airs hilarious stories, but the show recently bombed big-time with the public. As part of an ill-conceived skit, the show dragged a live camel onto the slick, snowy streets of Madison, Wisconsin. After the camel got stuck in a fence, an onlooker captured video footage of the camel's handlers jabbing the animal in the neck and yanking her so hard that she fell to the ground. One handler continued to aggressively jerk the camel even though she might have been injured. When the video hit YouTube, PETA instantly wrote a letter asking Jon Stewart and the other producers to stick with what they do best—writing and delivering witty dialogue—and to respect animals enough to leave them out of future skits. At the same time, Daily Show fans hit the show's website hard to complain.
We hope that the show responds positively. One need not be an expert in camel behavior—but simply a decent person—to recognize that this skit was unkind and that the idea should have been scrapped.
Not funny, guys, not funny.
On last night's The Daily Show, correspondent and PETA friend Olivia Munn shined a hilarious light on voter-approved legislation that will alleviate the suffering of dogs in Missouri's puppy mills. Four little minutes, so many laughs:
Once again, Olivia has shown that she's clever and caring, a winning combination for animals. (Of course, so is clever and daring—and clever and baring.) Have you done your clever and caring (or daring or baring) deed for animals today?
Written by Karin Bennett
Liam Neeson's appearance on The Daily Show last night has PETA wondering if one of his horses might have kicked him in the head. What else could explain his bizarre opinions about New York City's carriage horses and what wonderful lives he thinks they have?
"Have you been in these stables?" he asked. "I would move in tomorrow. Seriously." The man has his choice of at least two posh homes—an enormous condo in Manhattan and a sprawling 6,000-square-foot estate in upstate New York—but apparently he would just as soon live here:
It gets better. When Jon Stewart questioned whether the horses would prefer to be free, Liam said, "Everyone thinks cows in the fields would rather be running wild … that's bullsh** … horses don't either."
Oh, Liam, maybe you're right, let me ponder this for a moment … It does seem like horses would prefer to endure the freezing cold and the panicky booms, noisy traffic, and exhaust fumes of the city over living in a lush pasture. And you're right, they probably much prefer the whips, shouting, heavy gear, traces, and lack of water in the troughs as well as the long shifts trudging for hours and pulling strangers in a half-mile circle all day without rest over living a natural life. Makes sense, right?
Jon stood firm, though, and came to the support of horses, adding, "I don't think living on 52nd and 11th is a holiday for a horse."
Written by Christine Doré
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