Why Is PETA Thanking Kanye?
Yep, you read that right.
We want to thank Kanye West for the shout-out to PETA in his new song, “Theraflu.” While the aptly named tune does make us want to reach for an over-the-counter remedy as Kanye opines about his inexplicable penchant for slinging tortured dead animals across his back, the song did make #tellPETA trend on Twitter worldwide, giving us a great opportunity to educate people about the revolting cruelty of the fur industry. #TellKanye that 60 beautiful minks have to die to make one ugly coat.
Compassionate rapper Waka Flocka Flame could give Ye some pointers—his “Only Cowards Abuse Animals” PETA ad appears in this month’s YRB magazine. (Last month, the mag featured Chris “The Birdman” Andersen’s colorful anti-fur ad.)
Fellow seal savior Christian Serratos tweeted her support for PETA’s campaign this week: “The Canadian seal slaughter has begun. Pls help @PETA stop the bloody massacre NOW!”
Mickey Rourke saved a stray dog he found on a movie set in Romania. Now Foxy has a great new home with Rourke and his other beloved pups, including Jaws, who stars with Rourke in his animal birth control ad:
Photo: Faubel Christensen
When Pamela Anderson visited Turkey and noticed that the country’s streets were also teeming with strays, she went on a mission to persuade officials there to adopt an aggressive spay-and-neuter campaign.
Lance Armstrong seems to be made of steel, and now he’s living strong thanks to eating mostly vegan foods.
Maybe he’ll start whipping up homemade meals from the Candle Café like Christina Applegate.
To keep up with what your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.