Written by Michelle Kretzer
Presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley likes getting
into meaty issues—but not into meat. Maybe it was her vegetarian diet that gave
her enough energy to keep the candidates in line?
Newly vegan Kristen Bell doesn't miss an opportunity to advocate for animals—and she doesn't miss dairy products,
either. "[H]onestly, there are so many good substitutes available now that
I really don't miss anything," she
told Shape magazine. Kristen also
mentioned that as much as she loves sloths, she would never keep one because,
she says, "I don't support the exotic animal trade."
agrees. She told Jimmy
Fallon, "I am completely against people having exotic animals as pets. This is completely, completely wrong."
Gushing about her passion for rescue, she rattled off all the animals who
inhabit her estate, adding, "See, I had no husband, no children. I only
had my animals, and I'm not going to get rid of them just because I fell in
love, and, you know, motherhood. "
realizes that exotic animals don't belong behind bars, either. The funnyman got
serious when asked how he
feels about zoos, saying, "I used to be for it. Now I'm against it. I don't love
zoos; I've taken my kids to them but I saw that documentary a couple of years
ago, The Cove, and that affected me in terms of knowing how these
dolphins get into these dolphin parks. So I stopped supporting them." What else have Stiller and his family
stopped supporting? The meat
and dairy industries—Stiller and his wife, Christine Taylor, are vegan and are helping
their kids embrace veganism, too.
The winner of RuPaul's Drag Race,
Sharon Needles, embraced flesh of the human variety for her Halloween-themed pro-vegetarian ad
for PETA. Drag royalty Lady
Bunny was one of the multitude of folks speaking up for animals on Twitter this week,
posting her excitement about the new ad:
knows that sometimes you need a little more than 140 characters, so he is
devoting his Facebook page to the protection of whales, orcas, seals, and penguins. The actor asked for support for the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, which aims to
create "the world's largest network of marine protected areas."
is ready to take her advocacy for horses face to face: She invited New York
City Council Speaker Christine
Quinn on a date! Pam is set to host a gala that will benefit the campaign to replace horse-drawn
carriages with eco-friendly replicas of classic cars, and she thinks that if
Quinn attends, the speaker will reconsider her support of the horse-drawn carriage industry.
To keep up with what your favorite stars
are doing for animals, follow
@PETA on Twitter.
The Hollywood baby boom is still going,
but now it seems that everyone has found something new to go gaga over: cruelty-free food.
original Focker, Ben Stiller, and his wife, Christine Taylor, are now vegan and are helping their kids embrace cruelty-free eating, too. "It
really has changed our energy level," says Taylor. "Sometimes you don't
realize it until someone says it to you, like, 'Your skin looks amazing.'"
Brinkley already knew that. Still stunning at 58,
she credits what she eats with giving her supermodel good looks—she's been
vegetarian since age 13.
Fellow model and Sexiest Vegetarian alum
Lauren Bush Lauren doesn't mince words when talking about her feelings on factory farms. When asked who her mortal enemy was, she responded, "Factory farms, because I am a vegetarian and the thought of
innocent animals being raised in poor conditions and then systematically
slaughtered is just horrifying to me."
Pitt had some strong words to say about animal slaughter, too. "Ever seen them butcher a cow for hamburger?"
he asked reporters at the Cannes Film Festival. "It's incredibly brutal
and violent. We live in a very violent world." And Billy Bob Thornton, separated from Brad by only one degree of Kevin Bacon, told Craig Ferguson that
he is now mostly vegan. When the stars weren't going vegan this week, they were
tweeting for animal rights:
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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.