Written by Michelle Kretzer
Just two months after telling Ellen DeGeneres, "I want to be a vegan," Meredith Vieira has done it. After seeing her Ellen appearance, PETA rushed Meredith a copy of Sir Paul McCartney's
slaughterhouse exposé Glass Walls, a
vegetarian/vegan starter kit, and Tal Ronnen's The Conscious Cook to help her along. On The Chew,
she told chef Mario Batali about why she made the switch: "I've done a lot
of stories on the way food is, you know, processed in this country—animals—and it's
CNBC's Jim Cramer isn't just mad about money—now he's gone mad for vegetarian cuisine. In the
wake of the "pink
slime" debacle, Cramer announced on Squawk on the Street that
he is going vegetarian, just like his doctor and his daughter.
There will soon be less to see of Seattle Seahawk Deuce Lutui. He went vegan to lose weight and improve his performance in the coming season.
Sexiest Vegetarian alum Leona Lewis finds the song formerly called "Theraflu" by the tool currently called "Kanye West" "awful." She tweeted, "Heard that awful Kanye W song talking about minx dragging on the floor.
What an awful thing to be proud of! I take all my love for him back!" She
then tweeted a picture of
an adorable mink and the words "Lil minx <3."
Leona's celeb pals joined her in
sticking up for animals on Twitter this week:
After learning about Walter,
a severely abused dog who was starved and then thrown out of the window of a
moving car, Ashley Judd is picking up the tab for his medical expenses, visiting him every day, and
updating her Twitter followers on his condition. "This never should have
happened to Walter, and through his story, we can make sure that it never
happens to another animal again," she said.
Rock legend Morrissey wants to help make sure that no more sheep are mutilated in a cruel process
called "mulesing." While touring in Japan, Moz reached out to Tokyo-based international clothier Uniqlo and asked the company to stop sourcing wool from Australian farmers who still
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actor Michael Clarke
Duncan from The Green Mile is keeping his
mile-high frame in shape with a green vegetarian diet. The star of the new
show The Finder is also a huge animal lover!
pal Russell Simmons
tweeted about the
letter that we sent to his pal Dr. Dre regarding his ear
atrocities, while Ashley Judd was busy asking her Twitter followers not to
Great Ape Protection and
Cost Savings Act has a new ally—Harry's Law. A recent episode
tackled the issue of whether apes could be defined as persons under the law,
with Kathy Bates' character arguing, "Apes are a lot less inhuman than we
would like to think....There's a qualitative shift happening in the way we view
the animal world, especially when it comes to apes."
Carrie Underwood always views the animal
world as deserving protection. When she spotted an injured dog on the highway, she pulled over, bundled
up the dog, and gently loaded her into the car. After the animal received emergency
veterinary care, Underwood took the dog to her house to recover and cried when
she had to say goodbye after finding the pup an adoptive home.
Underwood was PETA's
Sexiest Vegetarian of 2005, and plenty of other sexy stars have turned heads to
change hearts. Check out the Mirror's ranking of PETA and our affiliates' top naked
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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.