Written by PETA
If "fantasy football" for you
means a stadium where healthy foods are more abundant than foam fingers, check
out this year's ranking of the top five most vegetarian-friendly stadiums in
honorable mentions are the San Diego Chargers' Qualcomm Stadium, the Seattle Seahawks' CenturyLink Field, the San Francisco 49ers' Candlestick Park, and the Detroit Lions' Ford Field.
fans don't have to leave their health to a last-minute Hail Mary. They can
start and finish strong with foods that don't cause unnecessary roughness to their bodies or to animals and that taste so good that
fans won't care if they get fined for excessive celebration.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Washington, D.C.'s Woof Walk dog
event turned into a squawk stroll when a little dog named Mongo dressed as a
chicken challenged dog lovers to ask themselves why they call one animal "family"
and another animal "dinner."
While Mongo's assistants explained to Woof Walkers that
chickens are as smart and
social as dogs, one former chicken
farmer backed them up, saying, "I know they are. I used to have thousands
As that farmer can attest, some chickens are outgoing and
fearless, while others are more reserved. Chickens can complete complex mental
tasks, and they hand down knowledge from one generation to the next. Like all
animals, chickens love their families, value their lives, and don't want to suffer and die.
If you wouldn't eat your dog, give chickens the same
respect. Become a former chicken-eater—it's easy with tasty, you'd-never-know-it's-faux chicken, like Gardein
Chick'n Filets, Boca Chik'N Patties,
and MorningStar Farms Meal
Starters Chik'n Strips.
Written by Michelle
founder Harvey Levin is the breaking celebrity news—he's newly vegetarian and no longer wears leather. It's likely that Levin's
love of animals caused him to make the switch. He's "deeply into animal rescue"
and says that the last time he cried was when his beloved dog, Floyd, passed
All aboard! Ozzy Osbourne
is riding the vegan train after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives.
When Russell Brand
watched it, the reigning Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity opted to become the Sexiest Vegan.
You wouldn't expect anything less than
healthy and delicious when Ellen
and Portia de Rossi partner with Chrissie Hynde for a new vegan restaurant, and that's just what
you'll get with vegan celeb chef Tal Ronnen
preparing the menus. He's a busy guy—he's also bringing his vegan flair to LYFE Kitchen
restaurant as co-executive chef, alongside Oprah's
former chef, Art Smith.
Vegetarian singer Kate Bush
wanted to let her fans know in advance of her forthcoming album, 50 Words for Snow, that she wears 50
kinds of faux
in the snowy photo shoot because she's sure her fans "feel the same way as
I do about wearing real fur."
Fellow musician Helen Marnie of Ladytron
made no bones (or pelts) about the group's refusal to wear fur in an interview
with Rolling Stone. "[F]ur—be it
rabbit, fox, mink, whatever—is totally out of the question,"
To see what else celebs have been saying
about PETA, check out our Twitter feed.
by Michelle Sherrow
almost time for Halloween, and while some folks are being sweeter than candy to
animals, some are making us wish that we were only watching a scary movie.
to Los Angeles' Ghost Ship. The country's only
haunted sailing vessel promises its victims a 75-minute voyage of horror, but
only if they aren't wearing the victims of the horrifying fur industry. Even ax-wielding
maniacs know that fur is cruel.
to The Office for showing the very
real danger of leaving a dog
in a hot car in very memorable Office style.
to the U.S. Department of
Agriculture for talking out of both
sides of its mouth about the foods that people put into theirs—pushing people to eat vegetables but granting huge
subsidies to the meat
to women's clothing store Dress
Barn for proudly displaying "Fab Faux Fur" in its windows.
to the U.S. Air Force for considering turning
animals into fuel for planes. With all the biofuel options available, even Fred
Flintstone would think that this cruel fuel is archaic.
to Tom Wargo of Lilburn, Georgia,
and to 13-year-old Victoria
O'Connell of Rapid City, South
Dakota, for realizing that companion animals also suffer in a recession and
starting animal food banks. Wargo gets an extra smooch for requiring owners to
obtain low-cost spay-and-neuter services.
A PETA member found a fun way for her little car
to send a big message in the Big Apple.
New York resident Emily McCoy wants NYC
to go v-e-g to save
and the planet.
Switching to a vegan diet is easier than navigating
bridge-and-tunnel traffic and more effective in preventing climate change than switching to a hybrid
car. So we can have our vegan cake and our classic cars too.
As Lady Gaga
heads to India to perform at the Formula One closing party, PETA India has an
idea for her next statement outfit: a dress made of lettuce leaves.
Considering meat's monstrous impact on
and the environment
as well as the plight of animals who are dismembered
for food while still conscious, PETA India asked Mother Monster to show her fans that even just
reducing the amount of meat they eat (or wear) can help.
Will Lady Gaga step into the leaf dress
and discover that she was born the herbivore way? We'll have to wait and see.
In the meantime, you can use these
to cook up some meatless dishes that you'll go gaga for.
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the skinny: Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify the Constitution, but
it has yet to ratify an official state food. Well, PETA has a suggestion that the
"Keystone State" can really sink its teeth into: tofu. Why bean curd?
Because it was first promoted in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin, Pennsylvania's most famous Founding Father.
wrote to Gov. Tom Corbett and suggested that he could help to quell the state's
obesity epidemic and honor his predecessor in the governor's seat by
getting Pennsylvanians to eat more tofu and less meat. And in this tough
economy, because legislative decisions have to be all about the Benjamins, tofu
is the perfect choice: Not only is it cheaper than meat and therefore easier on
constituents' wallets, making the switch can also lower rates of heart disease, diabetes,
and cancer, saving the state money
don't need bifocals to see that patriotic tofu should be first in the second
state—and in the rest of the country.
a move that would have made horror film legend Vincent Price proud, PETA's "zombies"
haunted patrons at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse in Cincinnati yesterday, just in time for Halloween.
undead let everyone know that flesh is for zombies and advised them to "eat grains,
not brains." Many
flesh-eaters used their brrrrraaaaaiiiiins and got information about going vegetarian or vegan.
even zombies are urging
people to bury their meat habit, you know that the stuff is gross. For meals that will
bring your taste buds back to life, check out our hundreds of tasty meatless recipes.
for more Halloween enjoyment, text "spooky" to 73822 to guide PETA's feathered friend
safely through a zombie-filled haunted house. Text message and data rates may apply (see full texting terms and conditions here).
195 live pigs were
hurled to the ground—killing or
leaving at least 47 so
badly injured that even industry workers knew that they had to be killed—after
ran off the road, flipped onto its side, and crashed into a pole in Suffolk,
Virginia, early this morning. This crash, which
happened on a clear day on a relatively straight road, is at least the ninth
involving pigs who were being transported
to a Smithfield Foods slaughterhouse in southeastern Virginia since 2004.
The pork industry's shameful history of hiring reckless drivers
has left the mangled remains of countless pigs on Virginia highways and
jeopardized the safety of other motorists. The driver cited for
reckless driving in this crash, William Orville Barnett, allegedly violated
federal transportation safety laws twice last year. Also
last year, a driver hauling 80 pigs
for Smithfield Foods subsidiary Murphy-Brown, LLC, crashed in Chesterfield
County, Virginia, killing more than 45 of the pigs. The driver—who was charged
with reckless driving and failure to maintain control—had three months earlier crashed a
in North Carolina while hauling 46 cows. Virginia court records indicate that
the driver had been previously cited for failure to obey a traffic signal and
speeding. In spite of all this, Murphy-Brown put him behind the wheel to drive pigs
hundreds of miles across the country.
Despite the pork industry's attempts to hide the aftermath of
these horrific crashes by putting up tarps and even asking police officers to
make PETA investigators in public areas put away their cameras, PETA has
captured extensive video
footage of workers as they abuse, cruelly kill, and leave
injured pigs to suffer after wrecks. Only three years ago—on the very road on
which today's crash occurred—workers pulled terrified 270-pound animals by their sensitive ears
and slapped and hit them in the face with
tools that even the pork industry says should never be used to hit animals.
PETA has also documented that workers at crash sites reloaded debilitated and severely injured
pigs—including those whose internal organs were protruding from their
anuses—for transport and left immobile
pigs to suffer and be trampled for hours before repeatedly driving steel bolts into their
in botched attempts to kill them.
The pork industry desperately needs to enact and enforce a zero-tolerance
safe-driver policy—for everyone's
sake—but the best way to protect pigs
and other animals from suffering in accidents as well as on factory farms and
in slaughterhouses is by leaving
them off our plates.
roaring, 2,000 bikers gathered to show off their rides, listen to country music
… and chow down on some vegan "beef" jerky at the annual Love Ride in
California on Sunday. PETA's two sexy Lettuce Ladies could barely keep up with
the demand as they handed out pieces of Primal Strips
jerky and PETA's vegetarian/vegan
In addition to
coming back for second helpings of delicious vegan jerky, Love Ride attendees
were hungry for information about improving their own health
and preventing cruelty to
by adopting a plant-based diet. Don't be left in the dust: Check out our free guide to adopting a vegan diet today!
by Heather Faraid Drennan
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