Lea Michele is always seeking to
help animals win, and now it’s Lea who’s scooping up a trophy. At VH1’s Do Something Awards, lovely Lea accepted the
Do Something Award in the “TV Star: Female” category for her work
with PETA and used her acceptance speech to remind the audience not to ride in cruel horse-drawn carriages.
on NBC, America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern used his critique of a
performer with a cockatoo to speak up for birds used for food. “I recently
stopped eating turkey and chicken and all birds and now I know why,” he
said. “They seem to have some sort of intelligence and I don’t want to
wreck their lives, so I’m not eating them anymore. I’m not, like, a bird
singer who recorded the jingle for Marineland is now raising her
voice against the notorious animal abuser.
After eight former trainers publicly revealed that the park forced animals to
swim in water so filthy that it blinded them and caused pieces of their skin to
fall off, Suzie McNeil is trying to have her
voice removed from Marineland’s commercials and is encouraging people not to go
to the park.
Lady Gaga found herself the
target of considerable backlash from fans, animal advocates, and fellow
celebrities when she reneged on her vow not to wear fur and donned the skins of
foxes and rabbits. Russell
Simmons wrote Lady Gaga a letter asking her to reconsider
her support of the fur
Lady Gaga, you are a
great artist who has used your celebrity to fight for equality and fairness, so
I know you are a compassionate loving human being who would not publicly defend
others for their unconscious behavior. LET’S NOT SET OFF A CHAIN REACTION WHERE
ARTISTS ACT AS SUPPORT FOR A SOCIETY’S UNCONSCIOUS BEHAVIOR. Let’s instead do
what artists have done throughout history and be on the side of love and
compassion, because that is our natural state.
Olivia Munn, who starred in an
anti-fur ad for PETA, tweeted, “When u see FUR,
an animal was TORTURED for it. Watch this video tell me if you think it’s
‘art’.” As Olivia’s fur-farm
exposé makes clear, there is
nothing artistic about skinning animals alive.
host of other celebrities used their tweets to be sweet to animals:
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Article source: PETA Files