In A First: Staples Center McDonald’s Closing For Morrissey Concert
The vegan super powers of Morrissey managed to convince the Staples Center to go meat-free, an achievement even Paul McCartney couldn’t accomplish.
If you are planning to attend Morrissey’s sold-out March 1 concert beware: The LA venue will only offer vegetarian food, for the first time ever. That means all the McDonald’s outlets there will be closed, Billboard reports. McCartney had made the same request, but got turned down. “I don’t look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals,” Morrissey says in a statement.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit PETA… if there is a concert after all. Rolling Stone points out that Morrissey has canceled a few shows recently due to health concerns including a bleeding ulcer, but he’s set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live a week from today and resume touring the following day.
PETA’s New Ad Is Kind Of Gross, Totally Hilarious (video)
PETA is known for regularly using semi-nude ads to get people’s attention about animal rights issues… So it was no surprise when their latest ad came out.
The ad features a bunch of men with phallic-looking vegetables sticking out of their pants. The aim? To show that a vegan diet can help sexual stamina.
Kind of lewd, but totally hilarious.
PETA Calls Olsen Twins ‘Trolls’ Over New Bags
“If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it’s probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals,” says the group in a statement.
I’m personally more offended by the fact each bag costs $17,000.
“What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it’s the foxes, calves, and alligators—who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain—who pay the dearest price,” the statement continues.
Animal rights? PETA kills 95% of pets they take in
PETA’s campaigns for animal rights are characterized for their apparent love for animals and respect for animal’s lives —but behind the scenes, the picture is quite different, according to newly released documents.
Last year, the organization killed more than 95% of the pets in its charge at its Norfolk, Va., headquarters, the Daily Caller reports. Documents released by the state’s agriculture department show that the group placed 24 animals in 2011—and killed 1,911.
“It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats,” says the head of the Center for Consumer Freedom, which posted the documents online.
PETA lacks “sufficient animal enclosures” to house the number of animals it reportedly takes in, says an investigator, who adds that the group kills 84% of the animals it receives within 24 hours. A rep for the group didn’t contest the figures, but told the Daily Caller that it only kills animals due to “injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them. Most of the animals we take in are society’s rejects; aggressive, on death’s door, or somehow unadoptable,” she added.
Olivia Munn strips for PETA (pic)
Shot by top celebrity photographer Emily Shur, the billboard image shows the correspondent for “The Daily Show” posing topless opposite a bunny as the tagline asks, “Who Needs Fur To Feel Beautiful?”
Unfortunately, the fully nude image was deemed too risque, so only a partial topless photo of Munn will appear on the PETA billboard on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“When you think about even that little tiny trim of fur on your gloves or on your collar, that is still coming from an animal that had to endure so much pain just for you,” the 31-year-old actress said in a press release announcing the campaign. “There’s nothing good about pretending like you don’t know.”
The ad aims to draw attention to PETA’s ongoing campaign campaign against fur which, the group explains on their website, leads to inhumane treatment and suffering of animals.
When people learn that millions of innocent animals are beaten, boiled, hanged, and electrocuted for their fur every year; that each fur coat, each piece of fur lining or fur trim, and each fur cat toy represents the intense suffering of dozens of animals; and that furriers intentionally mislabel the fur of cats and dogs as fur from other species or as faux fur — then every decent human being will want to go fur-free.
Laura Vandervoort is PETA’s new naked model (pics)
Elisabetta Canalis gets naked for PETA (pic)
The new Dancing With the Stars hopeful, who previously dated George Clooney, strikes a seductive pose in the ad, which features the organization’s famous slogan, I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.
The 32-year-old said decision to shoot the ad stemmed from watching a shocking documentary as a child of animals being killed for their fur.
The Italian TV hostess, who posed for the shoot earlier this year, said: ‘I was a little girl, but by that moment I thought that I would never, never, never wear fur in my life.’
Elisabetta is currently in the throes of training for her ballroom debut later this month.
She told Italian magazine Chi this week: ‘I have a very strict teacher, we practice dancing for six hours a day and in the beginning I started badly as I confused the salsa with the cha cha cha.’
PETA bashes Rihanna for ostrich feather dress
Rihanna has been slammed by controversial animal activist group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), for wearing ostrich feathers during a fragrance launch in New York last month. The singer, 23, looked striking as she posed in an aqua, feather-covered top at the launch, but according to PETA, it might not have been the most ethically responsible decision.
“Rihanna is flaunting stolen property, in this case feathers possibly plucked right off their rightful owner’s back. She has shown little regard for foxes, cows and reptiles, now she’s adding birds to the list of species exploited for her dubious looks,” a PETA spokeswoman told Britain’s Daily Star this week.
The spokeswoman went into even further detail, saying that ostrich feathers are often plucked off live birds. She also appealed to Rihanna to compare her clothing choices to her personal experience of abuse in 2008, when she was assaulted by then-boyfriend, Chris Brown.
“We keep hoping that Rihanna, a victim of violence herself, will learn to open her heart and start empathizing with the suffering of others.”