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‘Win It’ Wednesday: Vegan Body Products

Written by PETA | February 9, 2011

Who loves ya, baby? PETA does, and to prove it, we’re giving a lucky winner some head-to-toe pampering with scrumptious cruelty-free body-care products. Included are Nature’s Gate Papaya Body Wash with a fresh, fruity scent, Yes To Carrots “C Through the Night” Facial Moisturizer for glowing skin, and Aveda Control Force Hairspray to banish “bad hair days” for good.

 

All you have to do is tell us what you did to help animals this week. The person who we believe most deserves to kick back for a little R-and-R with some irresistibly yummy products will scoop them up!

The contest ends on February 23, 2011, and the winner will be chosen on February 25, 2011.

Please read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Good luck!

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • dechi says:

    I am a volunteer at a shelter for dogs and help at the shelter every Saturday. I live in Sofia (Bulgaria’s capital), there is a big problem with unhoused dogs, which contributes to most of the work in animal shelters and the need for more volunteers!

  • Jane says:

    What did I do this week to help animals? I didn’t eat any. I didn’t contribute to the death or mistreatment of animals. I didn’t buy any products that test on animals. I did however hug on my pets. I did buy products from companies sweet on animals. I did make my 1 year old parrot a super tasty birthday nut ‘n veggie dinner. I did scratch my dogs belly for hours on end. I did leave veggie scraps for the forest critters to munch on in my backyard. I did refill all the wild bird feeders in my backyard with black oil sunflower seeds. I did leave a bowl of water out for the raccoons to use. But I do this every week. It’s being a good steward to the world around me.

  • Shen says:

    i became a vegetarian when i was six years old. I am now 13 years old. My mother is a vegetarian but wanted me to be healthy but I would refuse to eat meat. I have two dogs one that i got from an animal shelter which is an alaskan malamute called neesha and a greyhound who was about to be put down called daisy. I love hens and ducks and pigs and i have 3 dogs, 3 horses, 2 turtles, a lizard and a cat. I walk dog at animal shelters. I get greyhound puppies and make them better again but some die. People threw a one day old puppy into a group of dogs and i tried to save him but he died.

  • Hannah says:

    I went veg last year, and I still beat myself up for taking so long to realize it’s the only way to truly feel good during a meal. This week, my boyfriend said that he would start trying to go vegetarian too! I showed him the PETA “Chew on this” segment. He broke into tears about halfway through and begged me to stop the video. We had a heart-to-heart, and he’s only brought vegetarian food home ever since! Furthermore both my parents tried to give me a hard time for being vegetarian, but I didn’t rise to the bait. Instead I calmly explained the slaughtering process in detail, and commented on how much more fulfilling my life is, now that I don’t have that guilt of murder on my conscious any more. By being strong and calm, my parent’s were forced to at least acknowledge I had a point! This week, I showed my mom how easy it is to use meat-substitutes by making a vegetarian shepherds pie. It was a total hit at dinner!

  • allison says:

    This week I actually have had cravings to eat meat. I have not had any meat in 4 years, and it was weird to experience that craving. I decided to go online and watch the video “meet your meat” again to remind myself why it is that I don’t eat meat or any animal products. I will not eat something that was killed or harmed in any way to be put on my plate.

  • mel says:

    Well I am a vegan which helps many animals everyday! I am working to get more vegan options on the menu at my family restaurant. I live with 9 cats and a dog, all of which I have rescued from bad situations. I also have taken in two stray cats that live in my garage. I feed them daily. Whenever I get the chance I try to educate people on how they can help animals and stop cruelty.

  • mcarol says:

    I helped a rescued parrot find a new home this week! I will be volunteering this Saturday for the rabbit rescue to educate the public on keeping house rabbits and to adopt instead of shop! And I gave all our adopted house rabbits, parrots, and ducks lots of love

  • frogz60 says:

    Wow such good products! Id love to try them all!

  • Missanimalluver says:

    This year, I will take percent by percent of meat out of my diet until I am 100% meat free. I will also only buy egg from organic and free roam farms. I love animals and love to show how much I care, I live in WV so I have grown up with many animals. I have one fur coat and I will burn it. I never buy from cruelty makeup or hair brands. I have a rooster and two little cute hens. They are not even close to his size. They’re so adorable!! I find it hard to stay away from chicken, but I try very very hard. I have a horse(a saddle bread, not abused at all), five dogs(not in the same house)and 3 chickens. I talked to a leading shoe store worker, telling her about how people who like animals don’t wear fur… I don’t think she understood. Also I refuse to eat at McCdonalds. NOt only because they abuse chickens, but their food sucks. I have some farmers and hunters in my family, but they never waste a life. They have slaughtered chickens, but in a very quick and effective way, cut its head off. No pain is endured.

  • ginny says:

    I love animals more then people, I volunteered at Sequoia National Park in Bear Management for 5 months saving black bears and teaching visitors how to keep bears safe. It was an amazing time to see bears close up and save their lives. I also did children programs with bear puppets showing them how wonderful they are and to save them is very important. Everyone learned a lot that summer in a beautiful place with bears and cubs.

  • ginny says:

    can’t wait to try products and have a better feeling body.

  • Deborah Clement says:

    I launched my own campaign to boycott and demonstrate at the Simmons Leadership Conference where Donna Karan “The Bunny Butcher” will be the keynote speaker. The event will be held in Boston, MA in April. I am an alumna of Simmons College and will keep the pressure on to let everyone know the truth about Donna Karan’s fur products, and let Simmons & their audience know that they should not be putting this designer on a pedastal.

  • Laura says:

    I was in the car with my sister two weeks ago and she saw something running across a very busy road and it was a little field mouse! (We were at a red light) He was sure to get run over so I jumped out, took the little fella into the car and we let him go in a nice safe field. We named him Franky.

  • Lindsay says:

    I’ve been disabled since the age of 21 – Im now 26. This week not only did I talk my mom and husband to use animal free bath supplies, I also got my mom to help invest with me in making a company that only uses soy and vegetable product to make my own line of animal free soaps, lotions, body waxes, shampoos and more. I also made my first visit to the hospital with my dog who is now certified to visit patients. Veggie of 15 years.

  • alicia says:

    I volunteer all my free time to spreading the word about the cruel practice of transporting horses across the boarders for human consumption. I post on my facebook each and every week – horses that are in the hands of KB that need bail and homes in order for them not to be slaughtered!!

  • harjit Sigh says:

    I reported to PETA about those Travel & Food TV Channles who shows Non Vegetarian Food at their shows and incite & encourage people to eat animals for taste not for food. I was appericiated by PETA for posing such great reporting and advised to write directly to those TV Channles. Now am makking a list of those channles and also encouraging people to write to TV channles not to show these kind of shows which encourage animal killing for eating.

  • Jillian Persall says:

    I am a new vegan and this week no matter who called me crazzy I lived a vegan lifestyle. It may not be easy to be different than everyone else but difference is what causes change and that is what I am after.

  • kristifiorelli says:

    I told a resident in our mobile home park that trapping cats and releasing them in the desert(I live in arizona) is cruel and unusual punishment of animals. I told him its against the law too. to this and now Im evicted for causing trouble. I also participate in Peta protests and animal advocates of arizona.

  • kelseyknits says:

    I gave me rescue doggy all my love, and showed her I meant it by not eating or using any animal products. I have been vegan for 1 month and I have never felt better about myself and my relationship with the world.

  • Judy says:

    This week I have helped all the wildlife in my backyard.I bought a load of apples and whole corn and bring it out to feed the wild deer, turkeys and crows. All the other songbirds, I have made homemade treats for. My yard is alive with happy and fed wildlife. makes me smile.

  • Becka says:

    I am a vegan, and I’ve loved and taken care of my three rescue pups.

  • Nimbus2006 says:

    I refrain from eating meat and ate vegan for dinner for the past two nights as well as vegan for breakfast. Yum almond milk

  • tom moore says:

    I spend about two hours every single day clicking to donate on so many sites. They make it easier with daily reminders. I also click them for my mother. We are both very much animal lovers. We also take action by writing letters and calling, anything we can do we do.

  • Deeksha Joshi says:

    I have been deeply hurt by the way humans have been behaving with animals. A stray pup and his mum have been living in the tank down in my building. Like the day before, a car almost drove over him, well i came to know this when he cried so badly.. i mean almost like a kid.. it gave me goosebumps. I looked down from my balcony, and saw this pup tumbling. like going here and there and crying badly.. so like his mum came and tried to save him. She guided him safe to the tank, and then i like got biscuits, the normal ones and dog biscuits(as i have a pet dog too),and like went down and gave it to him and his mum. He got badly wounded on his head..and i mean you could see his skin come out, so like me and some of these people there made a bed for him, pet him, tried to get his wound healed. Feel satisfied now.!

  • Madeleine says:

    I informed a friend of the vast availability of leather-free shoes and bags from common retailers including Aldo Shoes, Nine West, and Aerosoles. I don’t think she realized how easy it was to be cruelty-free from head to toe!

  • Erin says:

    I have a 6 year old rescued, one-eyed Boston Terrier who is believed to have been a bait dog (in dog fighting) before he was found roaming along a highway. He has severe separation anxiety and extreme noise phobia. I recently paid for a very expensive surgery to have 5 of his teeth removed after he damaged them while frantically chewing on his crate. I drive an extra 45 minutes every morning and evening, 5 days a week, to take him to a dogsitter before and after work so he has company and can’t hurt himself. My whole life, every day, revolves around making sure he is not left alone or able to cause himself any harm, even if that means I spend my weekends at home with him. I have tried every rehabilitation method and medication recommended by my vet and 3 behavior experts, but he still is terrified of being left alone. Where most other people would have just”gotten rid of” a dog like that, I continue to do everything in my power to make sure my dog is safe and I refuse to give up on him.

  • Loopy Seeley says:

    I’ve been veggie for nearly 30 years and last month became vegan. I got a job at Lush so I could be sure that the products I sold were cruelty free and vegetarian/vegan(and also as eco friendly as possible!) And I continue to love my beautiful cats, who are so pampered it’s untrue!

  • Ericalynn says:

    I haven’t eaten animals in two years, so obviously that. Also, I haven’t used any products tested on animals, either. I hand out pamphlets, explaing why to be vegetarian at school and pretty much everywhere I go. I took in a snake who otherwise would have been ‘euthanised’ and gave it a good home. I sent a letter to Egypt so they would let people take their animals with them. And I am making animal friendly treats for Valentines’ Day. I applied for an internship at the MSPCA, and am awaiting their reply eagerly. I also am in Evnironmental Engineering at school, along with Envirothon. I spend every moment working for animals.

  • Pryloc says:

    I volunteered to help out a the local shelter annex for kitties (no kill!) this week. I have been a vegetarian for the last 2 years and keep nudging my significant other in that direction too- I’ll get him there soon!

  • Briana says:

    I have been a vegetarian for over 16 years (since I was 9) and have been vegan for almost 5. Although my husband has always been a meat eater, I FINALLY was able to get him to agree to a vegetarian diet this week. We’re taking it one step at a time, but I think after 6 years together I’m finally getting through to him. He’ll be vegan in no time… :)

  • Akira says:

    You are all wonderful people who have done wonderful things, i wish peta had prizes for all of you who have helped animals so much! <3 I am continuing tenaciously to apply for problem dog training courses even though i have no high school, and they have told me i will never get in. im only 19 and i may be small but one small person can change the future of 100′s of animals…

  • Colleen Baird says:

    I watched as a neighbor girl picked up her small dog bu the collar and then put a leash on it and swung it around. I was in my pajamas when I seen this. By the time I got my shoes on the girl had the dog leash with dog on a wheelbarrow dragging it around. It took me less than 30 seconds to get across the street, messy hair, pajamas and a pissed off animal lover. As I was crossing the street the older sister came outside. I told the older girl what I had saw, and she did not act concerned. So I looked a younger girl (10 yrs.old) in the eyes and told her that what she was doing was animal cruelty. If I ever seen or heard of her picking up that dog without using her hands I would have her reported to the Humane Society of Utah, the Animal Control and all other animal groups that I belong to, along with her family for allowing her to handle a small chihuawah that way. The dog was cowering down in a ball. The older girl picked up the dog and went in the house. So in my pajamas I went to all the neighbors that were home and asked if they had seen what had just happened. Many had seen the young girl do this before. So, I went back to the house where the girl and her dog live, there I spoke to the parents, the older brothers and made sure that they understood animal cruelty. What happens inside the home I don’t know but the neighbors have all volunteered to keep a watch on what happens outside and will get back to me. All I did was hopefully save a small dog from a broken neck or broken legs etc. I may have even let someone know that animals have feelings to and that other people are watching. Don’t abuse animals! Some lady in her pajamas may come over to your house and stop you or report you.

  • Emily says:

    I contacted my local news about possibly broadcasting a clip about giving donations for The Good Newz Rehab Center, they’re trying to purchase Vicks property to turn it into a dog rescue. http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/dd

  • Kim says:

    I haven´t been a super hero this week ( just couldn´t find my costume ;) ) But I did the same like every week =) Being a Vegan, spreading animal right videos and caring for my dog who I got from an animal shelter and getting news from the Peta and peta2 website must do for this week =)

  • Laura Riddle says:

    This week I am making a huge change for animals. I am no longer eating them. I am trying to find information on how I can help dairy cows. The way animals, “livestock” are treated is unacceptable. So this week I am researching information and asking questions. I am also sharing links for awareness of how these animals are treated from birth to their ultimate death. I have rescued cats and dogs in the past, but we are talking about this week. I will also continue to love my “children” Fozzy bear (my puppy) and my cats; Marley cat & scarlet kitty. Fozzy gets daily walks and car rides which he loves! Our family is full of love and share lots of xoxoxoxo

  • danah(v) says:

    I downloaded the Peta Toolbar – how cool downloaded the Cows are cool wall paper – very cute. I got my son more involved in trying to change his eating habits – by having him help me cook – tonight we made vegan mac ‘n cheese – he ate it :) I am also a pampered chef consultant – and this past weekend at my show – I introduced a vegan dish and they loved it!

  • Mary says:

    I spent $1000 I don’t have at the vet keeping my 16 year old rescue cat alive. After a very difficult 3 days he is doing better and back home. He needs lots of TLC and with the help of many good vibes hopefully will get back to full health. Thanks

  • Lauren says:

    This week my friends and I had some down time and ended up making magnets from peta stickers for fun and handed them out to our friends. As well as the usual daily dog walking at the humane society and i have gone from veg to vegan,4 days and counting :)

  • Fran says:

    I found a puppy and took him to work with me, Lifeline Animal Project. Now he is on his way to be adopted. I work as a kennel assistant there and give much of my time to animals. Money too, so this would help me, I need me time sometimes, dont get that much anymore. I also do TNR at the apartment complex where I live, so the office does not call animal control anymore, they call me. At times I take vegan dishes to work and show everyone how good it is to be vegan. Many there are vegetarian, but just need a push in the right direction.