Written by Michelle Kretzer
fur protest at New York Fashion Week got legs when Kimora Lee Simmons stopped by. Russell
Simmons' Global Grind website tweeted
a lovely picture of the demonstration with a shout-out to Kimora and PETA. The fashion designer
last showed off her heavenly gams for us in an ad asking people to "be an angel
on Twitter, Rosie O'Donnell
made us all jealous with a picture of her delicious vegan lunch.
gearing up for his fashion
week runway show, cruelty-free designer John
Bartlett told one reporter, "I go crazy when I see people talking about how much
they love their dog but they still wear fur—much of the fur that's coming from China is from cats and dogs."
will fall head-over-leather-free-heels for Nicole Richie's new clothing line: It will use faux fur and fake leather.
in New York for fashion week are no doubt seeing horses being forced to pull
carriages around the city's hot, congested streets. But the horses have a new
advocate: Randall, of "that
crazy honey badger" video fame, has a new viral
video just for the horses.
Boss's daughter is speaking up for horses, too. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
is reportedly a big Bruce Springsteen fan, so Jessica Springsteen is calling on Christie to sign a bill that would ban horse slaughter in the
some tea and pastries with your alt rock? Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is opening a tea shop in
Chicago that will offer "vegan pastries from all spheres ."
keep up with what your favorite celebs are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Rosie O'Donnell suffered a heart attack
and discovered that one of her arteries was 99 percent blocked, she knew it was
time to change her lifestyle. She cleaned her diet of animal products, watched
the powerful documentary Forks Over Knives, and spoke with one of
the film's driving forces (and Bill Clinton mentor), Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. PETA also sent her a vegetarian/vegan starter kit,
slaughterhouse exposé "Glass
Walls," and cookbooks. Rosie is keeping her
fans updated via Twitter and her blog, noting that she is losing weight and
Texans running back Arian
Foster is getting a rush from
being vegan. As the favorite to lead the NFL in rushing yards this season, he
joined the celebrities who were advocating for animals on Twitter this week by
posting some hilarious words for naysayers:
PeoplePets.com named its favorite "pet
Tweethearts"—celebrities who fill the Twitterverse with "aww-worthy" pictures and sentiments
about their animal companions. Rescue advocates Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood graced the list with
numerous posts about their beloved dogs.
Bradley Cooper prefers to sing the
praises of his rescued dog in more than 140 characters. He took his pup,
Charlotte, along for his appearance on Live!
With Kelly. His other rescued dog, Samson, passed away earlier this year,
but we wouldn't be surprised to see Bradley and Charlotte adopting a new member
into the family soon.
Missy Elliott is dropping two new singles over Labor Day weekend,
but she isn't dropping her stance on spaying and neutering: Missy knows that a real
"misdemeanor" would be contributing to animal homelessness by not having your dogs and cats sterilized.
keep up with how the stars are helping 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.