Written by PETA
I think that even Team Coco will agree that it's a sad day for The Tonight Show: Kevin Eubanks, longtime leader of The Tonight Show Band, PETA pal, and vegetarian—and the finest-looking strawberry you'll ever see—is ending his 18-year stint on the show. It's rumored that he's going to take this time to tour and record, but after taking a minute to reminisce with me and watching his hilarious veggie testimonial, you'll be left wondering if he doesn't have sketch comedy plans:
What an appealing guy—I bet he'd make a good banana too (har, har).
We're sure his future endeavors will be hugely successful. Best of luck, Kevin, and keep using your musical talent and your wonderful sense of humor to help animals!
Written by Heather Moore
Ready for a really cool two-fer? Not only do we have a brand spankin' new veggie testimonial from actor Daniela Sea (who plays transman computer tech Moira/Max Sweeney on Showtime's The L Word), but we also have a season DVD of the hit show that we're really itching to give away. But before we scratch that itch, let's take a look-see at Ms. Sea's testimonial:
"Animals are not ours to torture and dominate," says the longtime vegan. Not one to mince words about the meat industry, Daniela gave us the inside scoop about the three things that made her go vegan in this behind-the-scenes Q&A:
Now back to that itch … All you've got to do to get your hot little hands on this primo prize is focus on another "L" word we all like: "lunch." Just send us a comment telling us about your favorite vegetarian lunch by February 1, 2009, and you could be the lucky duck to walk away with a season of The L Word.
Written by Amy Elizabeth
Well hot diggity, she's done it again! The world's original female rock star has kindly chosen to use her powers for good by taking the time to shoot a new PSA for us. Just in case you hadn't heard, in addition to being a trailblazing icon, Joan is also an outspoken animal rights activist (not to mention that I've had my hair blown back by her bangin' music).
The Songwriting Hall of Famer doesn't just toss us a bone now and again by lending us her celebrity; this vegan actually talks about animal rights to every interviewer and audience that will listen. Her refreshing outlook and activism include a passion for the environment as well. Her latest CD, Sinner (which is rockin' in my earphones right now), actually comes to you loud and direct in 100 percent recycled packaging.
Because she gets the big picture, she's obviously the perfect candidate to give a spiel about why going vegetarian is most important favor we can do for the only planet we have. Check out the snappy, fact-filled veggie testimonial she did for us here:
You can also view our awesome behind-the-scenes interview with Joan here:
Written by Missy Lane
Covering a variety of pressing issues, the fantastic PETA India team took to the streets with some great demos this month! And since it's just so dang encouraging to be reminded of how many of us cruelty-free folk are working around the world to lend a loud voice to the voiceless, we figured we'd give you a sampling of PETA India's latest rabble-rousing. Here's a look at our comrades in action:
Woot! Woot! Seeing activists bring the raucous to cruelty's front door gets me amped! Great work everyone!
If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check out this beautiful website, which has been designed to house all the veggie testimonials we’ve made recently with celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, Alicia Silverstone, Forest Whittaker, Casey Affleck, James Cromwell, and others. There’s also a section where you can upload your own video testimonial about what made you go vegetarian, ‘cuz we’re all Web 2.0 like that. To kick things off, I made my own version. Check it out, then make your own and follow the directions here to submit it. There are some T-shirts and an iPod up for grabs for the best submissions. Plus everlasting Internet notoriety, of course.
Here's what Jeff says about this week's masterpiece: "The strip is based on the sad measures that officials have to take in order to protect rhinos from poachers. And a little depravity thrown in for good measure."
He also let me know that, in honor of Earth Week, he sprayed this strip with 50 percent less pesticides. Which was very noble of him, I thought. Anyway, this one's a zinger—enjoy!
To check out the archives of past strips, click here.
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