It’s a girl for Emma Roberts and Evan Peters! After the couple adopted a beautiful dog named Audrey Hepburn, PETA sent the trio a basket filled with toys, treats, and our “Always Root for the Underdog” tees.
In other celeb news, Alicia Silverstone wants to see animal abusers pay. So when she learned that no charges have been filed against the operators of Global Captive Breeders, LLC, even though authorities seized more than 18,000 rats and 600 reptiles from deplorable conditions in the facility, she swung into action—joining PETA pal Jenna Dewan Tatum—and urging fans through her website and Twitter accounts to add their names to PETA’s petition calling on the Riverside County, California, district attorney to file felony cruelty charges against the people who left animals to suffer without food, water, or veterinary care; allowed their cages to flood; and slammed them against hard surfaces in attempts to kill them. And considering Alicia’s staunch animal advocacy, this likely won’t be the last that the D.A. hears from her.
Many other celebs joined Alicia this week and spread animal-friendly messages throughout the Twitterverse:
Elsewhere in Hollywood:
- Lea Michele will be writing her first book, Brunette Ambition, about how she went from “normal Bronx-born schoolgirl” to a star of one of the highest-rated shows on television. As Lea walks fans through her life, we’re sure that her animal advocacy will play a starring role in her narrative.
- Ricky Gervais didn’t mince words when GQ asked him about his work to end animal suffering: “When everyone asked, ‘What ambition have you got?’ I could never think of one. That’s the only thing I could think of, that I’d want my life to be: just my house, but I open the back doors and it’s like a f****** Disney cartoon. I want f****** muskrats and beavers and horses and three-legged wolves and blind bears. I wouldn’t want for anything else. My life now, with every endangered or hurt animal saved.”
- As Arrested Development prepares its return, its stars have been giving interviews left and right. And Portia de Rossi has been taking the opportunity to talk up all the benefits of vegan eating, such as weight loss, improved health, and, of course, showing respect for animals. “I really love animals and I don’t want to be a part of harming them in any way,” she told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
To keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.