Madonna Slows Her Animal-Killing Frenzy

Published by PETA.
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I’m not quite prepared to kiss and make up with Madonna after December’s chinchilla coat debacle, but it does seem like she’s beginning to make some efforts to quench her bloodlust a little bit—starting with a commitment to stop shooting at birds. Under the compassionate influence of her good friend Stella McCartney, Madonna has evidently decided to stop renting out her estate in Wilts for hunting parties; she had already given up hunting herself after one of the birds she had shot took a long time to die. As she put it:

“It wasn’t dead. Blood was gushing from its mouth and it was struggling up this hill and I thought, ‘Oh God, I did that. I haven’t shot since.”

Anyway, as I said, I’m not exactly ready to hold a parade in her honor yet, but this does seem like a promising start. As many of you probably know, I was recently named a co-winner of Time magazine’s 2006 “Person of the Year” award, so I’m hoping that Madonna will pay more attention to me this time and give up the fur for good.


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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