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While some celebrities are sun tanning in Malibu or peddling bottled water in their spare time, there are some very special ones who choose to do something more meaningful.  They could be doing absolutely anything they want but, thankfully, they choose to help animals.  Please make a special effort to support these good-hearted celebrities in their professional ventures - it WILL help animals in the end.

Here are just a few of the celebrities who have given generously and/or worked tirelessly to promote the compassionate and humane treatment of all animals. Their support has helped to increase awareness, educate countless individuals and raise millions of dollars for non-profit animal welfare organizations worldwide.

 

Paul McCartney   Linda McCartney   Bob Barker
Ali MacGraw Brigitte Bardot Betty White
Bea Arthur - R.I.P. Katherine Heigl Pamela Anderson
Doris Day Julie Christie Angelina Jolie
David Duchovny Stella McCartney Linda Blair
Sarah McLachlan James Cromwell Brad Pitt  
Mickey Rourke Pink Earl Holliman
Tito Ortiz Dixie Carter - R.I.P. Cloris Leachman
JoAnne Worley Isabella Rossellini Daryl Hannah
Heather Mills Cesar Millan Bernadette Peters
Ellen DeGeneres Noah Wylie Kim Basinger
Pierce Brosnan Mary Tyler Moore Casey Kasem
Charlize Theron Edie Falco Robert Culp - R.I.P.
Casey Affleck Chrissie Hynde Moby
Hilary Swank Dan Ackroyd Shirley Jones
David Crosby Persia White Rene Russo
Laura Dern Bebe Neuwirth Jennie Garth
Tippi Hedren Wolfgang Petersen Teri Austin
Loretta Swit Linda Hunt Lamon Brewster
Tom Scholz Alec Baldwin Ed Asner
Ed Begley, Jr. Daryl Hannah Elayne Boosler
Mike Farrell Hulk Hogan Sara Gilbert
Anne Heche Shari Belafonte Anjelica Huston
Rue McClanahan -R.I.P. Whoopi Goldberg Dave Matthews
Bill Maher Cathy Guisewite Kevin Nealon
Victoria Principal Kevin James Montel Williams
Alicia Silverstone Diane Keaton Maura Tierney
Ally Sheedy Alexandra Paul Jerry Stiller
Kara DioGuardi Robin Williams Eva Mendes
Hayden Panettiere Tim Gunn Martha Stewart
Alicia Keys Simon Cowell "Sugar" Shane Mosely
Tony Gonzalez Holly Madison Martin Sheen
Woody Harrelson Victoria Beckham Christina Applegate
Christy Turlington Ron Artest Steve-O
Kathy Najimy Jason Taylor Carre Otis
Sheryl Lee Dennis Rodman David Cross
Roselyn Sanchez Traci Bingham Sadie Frost
Karina Smirnoff Dennis Rodman Joanna Krupa
Khloe Kardashian Charlotte Ross Maggie Q
Kate Winslet Sophie Monk Olivia Munn
Khloe Kardashian Dave Navarro Ke$ha
Brian May        

 


Note:  I've actually received quite a few emails complaining that celebrities are only becoming activists for publicity and we shouldn't give them any recognition for it.  Okay, I'll admit there may be some who do, but you know what?  WHO CARES - AS LONG AS THEY DO IT - WHO CARES? 

 

If they protest animal cruelty because they get off seeing their names in the papers, why should we care? The end result is the same - it may raise awareness or badly needed funds for programs.  If seeing Pamela Anderson protesting the horrible treatment of chickens by KFC farms will educate some teenager in heat, then I hope they print her name in every paper in the USA.  I hope it nets her a hundred well-paying jobs. At least it's publicity for something more important than moronic celebrities driving drunk, doing drugs, getting divorced, who they're dating or shaving off their hair in public.  

 

That being said, I do want to state, emphatically, that I believe Pamela Anderson to be VERY serious about her work with animals and I am merely using her name as an example. I remember one simple-minded, over-exposed celebrity who publicly stated that "Charity is not my thing" - I would much rather write about Pamela Anderson or any one of the celebrities mentioned above.


Now let's go over to the dark side for a moment......

The Ghoulish Celebrities Who Wear Fur

Here are some of the names of celebrities who choose to wear the skins of tortured animals as body decor. If at all possible, please try to boycott any of their projects - let's not help them finance their bloody taste in clothing.

Star Jones Mandy Moore Axel Rose
Will Smith Lenny Kravitz Elle McPherson
Pete Burns Emma Bunton Timbaland
Kid Rock Patti LaBelle Kate Bosworth
Sofia Coppola Heidi Klum Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Hudson Celine Dion Ziyi Zhang
Dita Von Tease Naomi Campbell Jennifer Lopez
Adriana Lima Maria Sharapova Serena Williams
Madonna Maggie Gyllenhaal Kanye West
Mary-Kate Olsen Ashley Olsen Elizabeth Hurley
Mary J. Blige Ashton Kutcher Demi Moore
Kate Moss Lindsay Lohan Jessica Simpson
Kate Hudson Eve Beyonce
Eva Longoria Sharon Stone Nicole Richie
Britney Spears Kimberly Stewart Tara Reid
Victoria Gotti Susan Sarandon Cate Blanchett
Jamie Foxx Goldie Hawn Rihanna
Aretha Franklin Kelly Rowland Viveca Fox
Katie Price Jerry Hall Sarah Michelle Gellar
Kelis Pixie Lott    

Now here's a picture of, the always lovely, Angelina Jolie in costume for a scene from her movie, "Salt". While she is wearing what looks to be fur, it is actually synthetic but very realistic looking. So it is possible for any one of these celebrities to buy fake fur that looks real if they feel they MUST be seen in fur.  They do have a choice...they don't HAVE to wear tortured animals.

Angelina Jolie wearing a fake fur costume for the movie "Salt"

 


Anna Wintour - Fur Is Worn By Beautiful Animals & Ugly People by PETA Europe.

Comments from Readers on Celebrity Fur Hags

Here are a few comments from our readers on the celebrity fur issue:
  • Jamie, Oregon: "I am quite shocked you listed Kate Hudson as a fur wearer. She seems to be such a  free-spirit and happy-go-lucky hippie chick, I would have thought it would make her sick to wear fur. No more of her rom-coms for me!"

  • B.W. San Diego, CA - "You listed three celebrities associated with Kabbalah. Madonna, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.  Makes me wonder if there's a connection."

  • BBPow - "Sharon Stone is well known for her charity work. It is too bad it does not extend to animals."

  • Saracita B., NYNY - "I never liked that phony Beyonce and wasn't the least bit surprised to see her name on your list." 

  • GBW - "Here's one more reason to hate Ashton Kutcher.  Isn't his 15 minutes up yet?"

  • Juanita J., Albuquerque - "I used to wear fur until I saw a terrible video online of how they kill the animals. I wish I could send them a copy."

This particular article seemed to touch a lot of readers. Thanks to everyone who took the time to write.


Bea Arthur Still Fighting McDonald's Cruelty

How can you not love Bea Arthur?  During her life, she was a staunch supporter of animal rights and she's still fighting cruelty after her death.  Here is PETA's new campaign poster aimed at McDonald's cruel slaughter methods. Please note that Ms. Arthur's image was used with her approval and that of her family. She left money to PETA in her will to pressure McDonald's to switch to a less-violent, USDA-approved chicken slaughter method.  PETA says it would spare birds of broken legs and being scalded to death in de-feathering tanks.  McDonald's CEO, Jim Skinner, refuses to make the switch even though the less-cruel method is supported by McDonald's own animal welfare advisors.  Read more at McCruelty.com

Bea Arthur Still Helping PETA Fight McDonald's Cruelty

An honorary PETA director and the winner of multiple PETA Humanitarian Awards, Bea Arthur joined PETA in 1987, when the Golden Girls did an anti-fur episode and Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White filmed a PETA anti-fur PSA on the set of the show.

A tireless advocate for animals, Bea campaigned against the force-feeding of ducks in the foie gras trade, traveling to London with PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk, where she called on Harrod's to stop selling the cruelly made pâté. She was particularly upset about fur and used to place ads in playbills calling for theater patrons to have a change of heart and donate their furs to PETA. Bea also called for a boycott of KFC until it improves the way it raises and kills its chickens, campaigned against animal experimentation, spoke out about the abuse of animals on factory farms and was a vocal opponent of the use of exotic animals in circuses. She also helped launch and was a member of PETA’s Augustus Club, which helps members remember PETA in their estate plans and wills.

For more information visit PETA


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