Grimes, Russell, and Stella Challenge ALS to Stop Animal Tests

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Just as Pamela Anderson was, Grimes, Russell Simmons, and Stella McCartney were nominated for the ALS Foundation’s Ice Bucket Challenge. And just like Pamela, they know that the animal experiments that the ALS Foundation conducts are cruel and have gotten us no closer to a cure. Stella agreed to get wet, but still spoke out against the ALS Foundation’s animal experiments:

Grimes declined to make a video and donated money to education instead. In Russell’s video, he called out three people to fight animal testing?including PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.

Ingrid responded with a video of her own and a challenge for everyone who cares about animals:

In other celebrity news:

  • peta2 just named Ariana Grande the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity for 2014, and the tiny singer with the huge heart is once again showing why she deserves the title. In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, Ariana took the opportunity to talk about animal rights. “I used to love Sea World,” she said. “I thought the animals were safe and happy. Then I learned what happened — that they’re taken out of their habitat and kidnapped. It breaks my heart. They’re not ours. Yo, bitch — throw them back!”
  • How did Billy Joel celebrate his birthday? He played a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden and donated all the proceeds toward opening a new animal shelter in New York. The piano man is “piano dad” to a rescued pug named Rosie.
  • Meanwhile on CNN, James Cameron was cementing his place in next year’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity competition. In an interview about his environmental activism, he said, “A vegan, or somebody who eats 100 percent plant-based, they have about one-third of the carbon footprint associated with food production of somebody who eats meat. And that’s big. We can act. We can walk over to the thermostat, and we can change it. We can turn down the heat on this planet very quickly.”
  • Two people who are doing their part to save animals and the environment by eating vegan? The Hundred-Foot Journey director Lasse Hallström and model Natasha Galkina, who looks radiant in her PETA shirt:

To keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind