Written by Michelle Kretzer
a vegan, Jessica Chastain
has famously said, "I
don't want to torture anything in my life."
And shooting disturbing torture scenes for the upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the hunt
for and takedown of Osama bin Laden, was understandably rough on the actor. But
Jessica revealed how she and director Kathryn Bigelow got through it: "During
the week that we were filming the interrogations, we sent each other videos of animals being rescued.
It was so emotional for me because I rescue
dogs and so does she. That's the kind of stuff that was going on behind the
scenes. Like, this is not our lives, we are not these characters, there's a
place that is waiting for us."
of us have experienced how an animal's love can get us through tough times. Anjelica Huston believes it's high time
for us to return the favor and help heal the wounds of chimpanzees who have been confined to laboratories
and experimented on. She penned an
impassioned article urging everyone to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, which would free all
federally owned chimpanzees and retire them to peaceful, spacious sanctuaries.
Paul McCartney is advocating for turkeys
to be freed from the fate
of ending up as holiday centerpieces. The legendary musician
and animal advocate posed for a new "Say No, Thanks to
Turkey" Thanksgiving ad for PETA and reposted it on his Facebook page
as a reminder before
scores of other celebrities shared animal-friendly reminders with their Twitter
are in order for one of our favorite compassionate couples: Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are expecting their
first bundle of joy. With parents like that, we know that their child will be
beautiful inside and out.
keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
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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.