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PETA Names The Sexiest Vegetarians Of 2014 – Find Out Who Won

June 26th, 2014 6:01pm EDT
Jared Leto
With winners such as Olivia Wilde, Woody Harrelson, and Carrie Underwood, winning PETA's sexiest vegetarian is no easy task. This year the animal rights group picked a pair of hot celebrities who stay healthy without meat.

This year Oscar winner Jared Leto and Academy Award nominee Ellen Page topped the list of the group's sexiest vegetarians for 2014.

Leto has been outspoken about his vegetarian lifestyle, once refuting a rumor he was eating cheeseburgers to gain weight for Chapter 27 by saying, "I did not gain weight for this role by casually eating burgers and fries. Besides the fact t...
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PETA Slams Lady Gaga For Dressing Up Dog

June 22nd, 2014 8:03am EDT
PETA Slams Lady Gaga For Dressing Up Dog
Lady Gaga is once again the target of PETA – this time for dressing up her dog in jewels. Recently the singer has been posting photos of her French Bulldog Asia, who she adopted earlier this year and lovingly refers to as "Batpig."

In the offending photos, Asia is shown wearing an assortment of jewels, including clip-on earrings. The reaction from her fans was split, with some finding the photos adorable and similar to dress-up among young girls, while others seemed angry that the dog was dressed up against its will.

PETA sided with the latter of that group and said in a statement to Ra...
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A Naked Laura Vandervoot Calls Attention To SeaWorld 'Abuse' In PETA Ad

April 29th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Laura Vandervoort for Peta
Actress Laura Vandervoot ("Bitten," "V" and "Smallville") has posed naked in a provocative new ad for PETA in order to draw attention to the plight of captive orcas at SeaWorld.

The actress is depicted floating in a tiny tank with very little space to move around and a "Welcome to SeaWorld" sign propped above her head.

The print ad proclaims: "Come see Laura as she's confined to a tiny tank and forced to perform tricks for your entertainment! Learn the truth behind the show and Boycott SeaWorld!"

Vandervoort, 29, told PETA: "We wanted to express the confinement and the torture and the ag...
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Animal Rights Activists Picket Outside Liam Neeson's NYC Home

April 21st, 2014 8:37am EDT
Animal Rights Activists Picket Outside Liam Neeson's NYC Home
Liam Neeson's support for New York City's horse-drawn carriages has outraged animal rights supporters, who picketed outside his home over the weekend.

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio has introduced legislation to remove the popular tourist attraction and replace the carriages with vintage cars, while Neeson has argued that the move will make many lose their jobs.

On Saturday, 50 individuals from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) stood outside the actor's home with signs such as "Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty!" and "Worked to Death!"

PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews...
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Justin Hawkins: 'Vegans Don't Sweat Or Smell'

January 3rd, 2014 9:00am EST
The Darkness
Former The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins has proclaimed he wears the same pants every day and rarely takes a shower, insisting he still smells fresh because he avoids eating meat.

The 38 year-old British rocker is a committed vegan who refuses to eat all animal and dairy products, and he is adamant his diet has affected his sweat glands and he no longer perspires.

He tells Q magazine, "I never change my clothes. In fact, I even sleep in them because vegans don't sweat or smell. I rarely shower and I don't wash my hair. Go up to any vegan and sniff.

"They don't stink."
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Ricky Gervais Crowned 2013 PETA's Person Of The Year

December 23rd, 2013 11:27am EST
Ricky Gervais
British comedian Ricky Gervais  has been named Person of the Year by the honchos at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The 52 year-old actor has been praised for using his Twitter account to keep more than five million followers informed about the campaign group's cruelty-free cosmetics, as well as voicing criticism of bloodsports and urging fans to give to animal charities.

Gervais has also worked on an animated video for PETA about the use of fur and exotic animal skins, alongside pop star P!nk, and he even wrote to executives of British department store Fortnum and M...
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Heart Axe SeaWorld Concert Amid 'Blackfish' Controversy

December 9th, 2013 2:51pm EST
Heart
Heart have become the latest musical act to pull out of a show at SeaWorld in Florida following pressure from animal rights campaigners.

Country music legend Willie Nelson and Barenaked Ladies recently cancelled 2014 shows at Orlando's attraction after new documentary Blackfish, which focuses on the struggle of captive killer whales, sparked a furor over alleged animal cruelty issues.

A number of petitions were set up urging artists to scrap planned shows at SeaWorld, and rock group Heart has now left the line-up.

Guitarist Nancy Wilson confirmed the news in a series of posts on her Twit...
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Willie Nelson Axes SeaWorld Concert Over 'Scheduling Conflicts'

December 6th, 2013 1:35pm EST
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson has cancelled an upcoming performance at Florida's SeaWorld attraction following criticism from animal rights activists.

The country music legend was due to perform at the Orlando sea park next year as part of the venue's Bands, Brew & BBQ events, but organizers have now confirmed he has pulled out.

Nelson's cancellation has been blamed on "scheduling conflicts", according to SeaWorld bosses.

The news comes after animal rights crusaders launched a campaign to persuade Nelson to cancel the show, citing alleged animal cruelty issues which were brought to the surface in new...
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Animal Rights Crusaders Slam Jamie Cullum For His Circus Concert

December 3rd, 2013 3:20pm EST
Jamie Cullum
British musician Jamie Cullum has come under attack from animal rights activists after he played a show at the home of a controversial circus.

The 34 year-old Jazz star played to a sold-out crowd last month at the main venue of Circus Krone, one of Europe's largest circuses, which still includes 'performances' from an array of exotic animals, including big cats, elephants and monkeys.

The concert has infuriated officials at animal charities, who claim Cullum should have researched the venue's history before booking his concert.

Peter Hoffken, from People for the Ethical Treatment of A...
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Morrissey Slams President Barack Obama Over Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

November 27th, 2013 8:50am EST
Morrissey
Morrissey has branded President Barack Obama "abysmal" for supporting the slaughter of 45 million turkeys for the nation's Thanksgiving celebrations.

The animal rights crusader has hit out at the American leader's administration ahead of the annual festivities on Thursday, slamming White House staff as "embarrassingly stupid" for holding a 'turkey pardon' when one bird is spared death on the President's orders.

In a statement, the former The Smiths star writes, "Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million bird...
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