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Joan Jett Removed From Thanksgiving Parade Float Over Her Animal Rights Support

November 17th, 2013 3:04pm EST
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade organizers have bent to pressure and removed rocker Joan Jett from performing on the float representing the state of South Dakota.

Officials from local government and the agriculture community slammed plans for Jett to appear on the float promoting South Dakota and the Mount Rushmore National Memorial due to her longtime vegetarianism and outspoken support of animal-rights charities.

Some residents claimed her views clash with the opinions of the majority of those living in the state, where cattle farming is a key local industry.

Now Macy's bosses have deci...
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Kellan Lutz Pens Letter In Support Of Crustacean Rights

November 7th, 2013 8:51am EST
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Kellan Lutz is fighting for the rights of crabs and lobsters after watching a PETA video featuring employees at a top Maine factory farm ripping the crustaceans apart, while they're still alive.

The Twilight star has sent a letter to the owner of Linda Bean's Maine Lobster, urging her to "stop the most egregious acts of cruelty to animals" at her Rockland slaughterhouse.

The video features footage of crabs and lobsters being dumped, still alive, into boiling water, while others are tossed in the trash to die slowly and painfully.

A spokesman for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment ...
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PETA Slams Katy Perry Over Her 'Roar' Video

September 14th, 2013 4:04pm EDT
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International pop superstar Katy Perry has incurred the wrath of animal rights crusaders for featuring exotic animals in the video for her latest single Roar.

The 28 year-old singer is seen onscreen with animals including tigers and monkeys in the promo, and in one scene, she even appears to paint the toenails of an elephant with bright pink polish.

Perry has now been criticized by officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who are furious with her decision to feature the creatures onscreen.

Spokeswoman Merrilee Burke tells Britain's Daily Star, "Animals used for en...
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'Real Housewives Of Miami' Star Adriana De Moura Goes Nude For PETA

August 22nd, 2013 7:31pm EDT
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Real Housewives of Miami star Adriana De Moura has taken it all off for a new PETA ad campaign to bring attention to marine animal captivity.

The new ad focuses on Lolita, a killer whale that has been living in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium since 1970.

De Moura and PETA are hoping to get the animal freed and returned to her native Puget Sound, Washington area wiht the campaign.

The new ad features Adriana naked and in a bathtub with the question, "Could you live in a bathtub for 40 years?" -- likening the experience to what Lolita is going through.

"Lolita has been stuck in a tiny t...
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PETA Wants SeaWorld Scenes Cut From 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

August 20th, 2013 1:42pm EDT
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Honchos at PETA are calling on the producers of the sequel to legendary film Anchorman to edit out all scenes shot at SeaWorld as part of a protest against theme park owners.

The news comes just days after the creative team behind Pixar's Finding Dory changed the film's ending, cutting out SeaWorld scenes, after viewing hard-hitting documentary Blackfish, which details the alleged cruelty inherent in keeping marine mammals captive in tiny tanks.

PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders tells WENN, "The constant deprivation that marine mammals face at ...
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Courtney Stodden Dons PETA's Skimpy Lettuce Bikini To Promote Veggie Dogs

August 1st, 2013 11:17am EDT
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Courtney Stodden joined the ranks of Playboy Playmates Jayde Nicole and Jo Garcia when she wore a skimpy lettuce bikini to promote PETA and Pink's hot dog stand, which is serving meatless hot dogs.

PETA's Lettuce Ladies promote various events in the skimpy clothing, making out in public and wrestling in tofu (yes, we're serious).

"I am honored to be a spokeswoman for PETA and I love my animals so much," she told Pacific Coast News. "Also I would like to thank Pink's for making this veggie dog for us today. Also I love being in the green on such a beautiful day."

She also tweeted, "Had so...
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PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Dax Shepard Admits: 'I Eat Chicken'

June 28th, 2013 8:37am EDT
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After the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) named Dax Shepard the "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity," he was forced to renounce the title because he still eats chicken.

The actor was named the male winner, while his fiancee Kristen Bell was named the female winner in the animal rights group's recent list. But he couldn't accept the title because he isn't entirely meat free.

He tweeted: "I'm really flattered to be named 'Sexiest Vegetarian' with (Bell), but sadly I can't accept in good conscience because I eat chicken.

"I was vegan for a year, but that ended 6 months ago. I a...
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Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Are PETA's Sexiest Vegetarians

June 27th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has revealed that new parents Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are 2013's hottest vegetarians.

The couple was named the winners of the male and female categories of the animal rights group's annual "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity" contest.

Speaking of her reason for not eating meat, Bell explained, "I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat."

The duo welcomed daughter Lincoln Bell Shepard in March. After the the Defense...
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Shanna Moakler, Former Miss USA Winners Bare All In New PETA Ad

June 14th, 2013 6:17pm EDT
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Former Miss USA and Playboy model Shanna Moakler joined fellow former Miss USA winners Alyssa Campanella, Shandi Finnessey and Susie Castillo in a new anti-fur campaign for animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The former reality TV star and ex-wife of drummer Travis Barker fronts the latest "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign, which includes a racy new photo for a billboard and a new video urging current Miss USA contestants to refuse any gifts made with animal fur.

"As long as I'm the director of Miss Nevada, we will never award fur coat...
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Tia Mowry 'Feels Great' Going Vegan, Poses In Just A Lettuce Apron For PETA

June 11th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
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In a sassy new ad for PETA, Tia Mowry wears nothing but an apron made of lettuce leaves, showing that vegan cooking can be both fun and sexy. The ad reads, "Let Veganism Grown On You" and points out, "A vegan lifestyle is better for your health, the planet and animals."

The former "Sister, Sister" and "The Game" star told the animal rights organization: "I wanted to become a voice for my community...I wanted to educate my culture about the benefits of becoming vegan. The more you learn about the benefits of being vegan, the more you become alive and the more you become aware of why it's a ...
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