Staunch animal defender Pamela Anderson is always looking for more ways to help—even when she’s on her honeymoon. While Pam and her husband, Rick Salomon, vacationed in Israel, she learned that the country is considering a bill that would ban the sale of fur. Pam dashed off an urgent letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to do everything he can to help the bill pass, and she included PETA’s undercover video that exposes Chinese fur farms. As Pam was quick to point out, Netanyahu has said that he wants to “fight cruelty toward animals,” so Israel may soon be the world’s first fur-free country.
In other celebrity news:
- Jon Stewart stuck up for pigs—in his own hilarious way, of course. When Fox News’ coverage of a fast-spreading pig virus included a bucolic shot of a pig rooting in hay in a spacious barn, Jon quipped, “Whose pig luxury penthouse did you shoot your footage in? Because from what I recall, the typical pig facility has a little less elbow room and a whole lot more excrement.” When his shot of pigs crammed into metal gestation crates elicited a sympathetic “Awww” from the audience, Jon returned, “Hey, it’s your f***ing bacon.”
- Is Nick Carter toying with the idea of going vegan? Quite possibly, if his Twitter feed is any indication.
Seriously. Raw vegan food is great! I just ate at euphoria loves rawvolution in Santa Monica . Start with the nachos to break you in
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) January 17, 2014
- Comedians Teddy Ray and DoBoy are blowin’ up, and not in the good way. Since Teddy Ray weighs in at 343 pounds and DoBoy at 447, media mogul and mentor Russell Simmons decided to take the two under his wing and teach them how a plant-based diet, exercise, and meditation could help their weight drop and their careers soar. And Uncle Rush is filming the whole endeavor, so fans can watch the duo’s (often side-splitting) progress. Think of it as The Biggest Loser meets Comedy Central. Catch episodes of Teddy Ray and DoBoy: Blowin’ Up on YouTube.
- Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart are just two of the multitude of people who are seeing red over SeaWorld’s abuse of captive animals. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the sisters explained how they were scheduled to perform in Orlando, Florida, but when they realized that the show was at SeaWorld, they immediately pulled the plug. Nancy told the magazine this:
“When I found out it was indeed Sea World I was like, ‘Well, we aren’t playing there anymore.’ I watched the documentary [Blackfish] and could barely get through it. It was so upsetting and heartbreaking. I was also freaked out because I had made music for a nature documentary about orcas in the Northwest called Baby Wild. It was railing against whales in captivity in general.”
And as the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, garnered worldwide attention this week, everyone on Twitter was railing against keeping marine mammals in captivity, too:
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) January 19, 2014
— David Blaine (@davidblaine) January 19, 2014
— Nicholas Hoult (@NicholasHoult) January 23, 2014
— matt sorum (@mattsorum) January 19, 2014
— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards) January 20, 2014
— Tony Kanal (@TonyKanal) January 17, 2014
Why doesn't Seaworld just close?
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) January 20, 2014
URGENT: 250 bottle nose dolphins in Taiji cove now. #tweet4taiji please stop the slaughter. RT. Thank You.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 17, 2014
Just watched Blackfish.The operation behind @SeaWorld is disgusting. I'm so disturbed & saddened by this film. Do not support their parks!
— TRAVIS WALL (@traviswall) January 21, 2014
“@CarolineKennedy:Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. USG opposes drive hunt fisheries.”
Thank U for Ur support
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) January 19, 2014
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