Tag Archives: PETA

Alicia Silverstone Goes Naked For New PETA Ad That Jumps the Sheep

 PETA’ and Alicia Silverstone  have taken on the wool industry is the new enemy.  A blog post announcing Silverstone’s new ad states, “The gentle animals are often beaten, kicked, and mutilated so that their wool can be made into sweaters, coats, scarves, gloves, and boots.

Silverstone states: 

Wool in general has not been thought about…the biggest thing people say to me is, Oh, but they just shear the sheep, they don’t kill the sheep. It’s not like that, it’s on the slaughterhouse floor where there’s a conveyor belt and it’s just so fast, the shearing process, that they get cut, they get harmed and they’re seriously wounded and there’s no care for them when they’re wounded. It’s just move on to the next. These are creatures that, to the people who are doing this, are just objects.

Used as an awareness campaign to fight for the more humane treatment of sheep during the shearing process this would be a great campaign. But  PETA including esa support california stops short of that only saying “don’t wear wool” and “wear vegan” without any real alternatives.   On other related article about pets and how to remove their urine stain and odor to your house just visit pet urine eliminator.


Chemical Attack Hospitalizes 19 at 2014 Midwest FurFest In Chicago



In what has been deemed an “intentional act”.  Nineteen people were hospitalized early Sunday after powdered chlorine was placed in a ninth floor stairway at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare during the 2014 Midwest FurFest,

Rosemont Public Safety received several calls from guests at the hotel stating there was a noxious odor spreading across the 9th floor about 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Crews discovered a high level of chlorine gas in the air and evacuated hotel staff, guests and pets.   HazMat technicians decontaminated the area and conducted tests.

Paramedics took 19 guests who complained of nausea and dizziness to hospital.

The hotel was hosting the 2014 Midwest FurFest convention. Attendees dress up like furry animals and celebrate art, literature and performance based on anthropomorphic animals, (according to the convention’s website.)

Despite the fact that police are investigating the matter as a criminal act. The Furfest has released a statement stating that the last day will go on as scheduled (and there will be no refunds.)

As we wake up today we want to continue to provide the best possible convention that we can, despite the trying circumstances. The convention will be running on a full normal programming schedule today. We ask you to continue to be patient, and remember that the volunteers who make Midwest FurFest happen intend to give 110% to make sure that the fun, friendship, and good times of Midwest FurFest 2014 overshadow last night’s unfortunate incident.

To dispel rumors: Because this was an unforeseen possibly criminal act, Midwest FurFest will not be offering refunds, nor will the Hyatt Regency O’Hare be comping any rooms. Any further questions should be referred to info@furfest.org.


Martina Navratilova Blasts Homophobia and Animal Cruelty In NYC Horse-Drawn Carriage Incident At NYC Pride – Video

Martina Navratilova is fighting back over an incident of homophobia and animal cruelty that took place over NYC Pride weekend when a  group of women  leafleting about the abuses suffered by the horses that pull the decorative carriages seen on the busy streets of New York  were verbally assaulted with homophobic and racist  slurs by one of the drivers.

In a letter to NYC City Council speaker Christine Quinn,  Navratilova writes:

“As any animal lover will tell you, the carriage drivers you support spew hate  when anyone expresses concern for the horses they force to work in all weather  extremes, and during Pride weekend it was captured on video. “You have a big  dyke convention here?” shouted the driver at a small group of women, mostly  seniors, who were peacefully leafleting near where the carriages line up.  “Fucking ni**er,” he said to a black woman in the group. How can you support  such a scurrilous industry that spouts racist and homophobic  vitriol?

Many PETA advocates, including me, are gay. We share a  heightened sense of responsibility in fighting the callous disregard that many  have for animal suffering because we have experienced a similar disregard for  the cruelty that we ourselves have faced. You are a champion of gay rights;  won’t you extend your compassion to the city’s beleaguered working animals?  These animals have been stripped of all their rights and have been denied the  opportunity to fulfill their natural instincts. And for years, there have been  accidents resulting in horse deaths and human injuries, the most recent  occurring just last month when an SUV collided with a horse, which I hope you  read about. That’s why I urge you to support Intro. 86A, the bill seeking to  replace the archaic horse-drawn carriages with eco-friendly classic cars. At the  very least, won’t you green-light the pilot program to test the viability of  this savvy idea? It doesn’t cost the city a cent or any jobs and is sure to be a  hit with tourists. All eyes are on you to make the right move.”

As evidence Navratilov sent Quinn the altercation which was caught on videotape.

Christine Quinn not only killed the very popular bill to ban horse-drawn  carriages for political reasons, but she has also blocked every meaningful  animal protection bill introduced at City Hall since she became Speaker and also killed a bill that was co-sponsored by 45 Council Members (out of 51).  that would have required pet stores to install sprinklers after a several pet store  fires killed hundreds of animals.



You can contact NYC City Council speaker Christine Quinn by CLICKING HERE.

Source: Towleroad

MoveOn.Org “Romneymobile” To Follow Mitt’s Swing State Bus Tour With (Fake) Dog Tied On Roof

MoveOn.org has come up with a brillant idea!

MoveOn will following  the Mitt Romney swing state bus tour in the Romneymobile a  a Cadillac Escallade with a fake dog named Seamus II, tied to the roof meant to remind people of the time Mitt did  the same thing to his poor dog.

Team Romneymobile is following Mitt Romney’s “Every Millionaire Counts” bus  tour, and is being met at each stop by MoveOn.org members who would be affected  by Romney’s economic policies that would rig the system further in favor of the  1%. And don’t forget to look up, for airline banners that expose Romney as a  candidate for President of the 1%, not President of the United States.


PETA Names Gay Brooklyn Man “2012 Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door”

No animals were harmed in the making of this body.

 Zachary first went vegetarian at just 10 years old and made the switch to a vegan diet 2 1/2 years ago after getting a job at a popular vegan restaurant on the Upper West Side. Originally hailing from Portland, Oregon, and now calling Brooklyn “home,” Zachary fuels his active lifestyle—which includes yoga, rock climbing, and biking—by loading up on delicious vegan foods. He’s always been interested in healthy living and cites the health benefits of a vegan diet as an added bonus that will help him combat his family history of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. If you want to improve your body, but you can’t handle the vegan diet, consider the Coolsculpting of thebodify.com. His turn-ons include vegan men, compassion, authenticity, and a good sense of humor. Zachary says, “There’s nothing sexier than showing—and living—compassion towards animals, the world, and yourself.”

It’s such a shame that he doesn’t eat meat.  Would YOU toss his salad? (Oh c’mon I had to!)