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Group Sponsors Rescued Calf in 'Catwoman's' Name on World Farm Animals Day for Making Her Wedding an All-Vegan Affair
For Immediate Release:October 2, 2012
Contact:Wendy Wegner 202-483-7382
Los Angeles -- Anne Hathaway gave a whole new meaning
to "captivating" as Catwoman in the latest blockbuster film in
the Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises. In time for World Farm Animals Day, the perennial
front-runner in PETA's annual Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest is being
honored by PETA for her vegan lifestyle and for specifying that her recent
wedding to Adam Shulman be 100 percent vegan.
The animal rights organization has sponsored a calf named Peter—who
was rescued from a filthy and abusive Pennsylvania dairy factory farm and is
now thriving at The Cow Sanctuary
in Shiloh, N.J.—in Hathaway's name to commemorate her wedding as well as World
Farm Animals Day. Peter was infested with lice and suffering from ringworm and
pinkeye when he was rescued, and he was nearly drowning amid urine and feces in
the pen in which he was confined.
"By going vegan, Anne is
doing the best thing that she can to better her health and save calves like
Peter from a life of suffering," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy
Reiman. "Anne is living proof that vegans are beautiful from the inside
Male calves on dairy farms are torn away from their mothers
shortly after birth, and many are confined to tiny veal crates. Females are
forced into milk production, and a high percentage of them are lame because of
the filth and intensive confinement on factory farms and the strain of being
PETA is proud to recognize Hathaway's compassion. She joins
many celebrities, including Carrie Underwood, Alicia Silverstone, Joaquin
Phoenix, Bill Clinton, Woody Harrelson, Natalie Portman, and Casey Affleck, in
enjoying healthy, humane, eco-friendly meat-free lifestyles.
World Farm Animals Day,
which is held on October 2, aims to educate the public about factory farming
and memorialize the 65 billion land animals raised for food who suffer and die
every year. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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