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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   Brigitte Bardot Bob Barker
Pamela Anderson Katherine Heigl Betty White
Ali MacGraw Kristen Bell Angelina Jolie
Rachel Bilson Julie Christie Linda Blair
Doris Day Stella McCartney Brad Pitt  
David Duchovny James Cromwell Earl Holliman
Sarah McLachlan Pink Cloris Leachman
Mickey Rourke Ryan Reynolds Daryl Hannah
Kate Upton Justin Verlander Bernadette Peters
Stefanie Powers Isabella Rossellini Kim Basinger
JoAnne Worley Cesar Millan Kelly Clarkson
Heather Mills Noah Wylie Andrew Garfield
Ellen DeGeneres Anne Hathaway Moby
Pierce Brosnan Edie Falco Shirley Jones
Charlize Theron Chrissie Hynde Rene Russo
Casey Affleck Dan Ackroyd Jennie Garth
Hilary Swank Persia White Teri Austin
David Crosby Bebe Neuwirth Lamon Brewster
Laura Dern Wolfgang Petersen Ed Asner
Tippi Hedren Linda Hunt Elayne Boosler
Loretta Swit Alec Baldwin Sara Gilbert
Tom Scholz Daryl Hannah Anjelica Huston
Ed Begley, Jr. Hulk Hogan Dave Matthews
Mike Farrell Shari Belafonte Kevin Nealon
Anne Heche Whoopi Goldberg Montel Williams
Bradley Cooper Cathy Guisewite Maura Tierney
Bill Maher Kevin James Jerry Stiller
Victoria Principal Diane Keaton Eva Mendes
Alicia Silverstone Alexandra Paul Martha Stewart
Ally Sheedy Sandra Bullock "Sugar" Shane Mosely
Kara DioGuardi Tim Gunn Martin Sheen
Hayden Panettiere Simon Cowell Christina Applegate
Eli Roth Holly Madison Steve-O
Tony Gonzalez Kelly Cuoco Carre Otis
Woody Harrelson Ron Artest David Cross
Christy Turlington Jason Taylor Sadie Frost
Kathy Najimy Brian May of Queen Joanna Krupa
Sheryl Lee Traci Bingham Maggie Q
Roselyn Sanchez Dennis Rodman Olivia Munn
Karina Smirnoff Charlotte Ross Kesha
Dave Navarro Sophie Monk Jackie Chan
Leona Lewis Ian Somerhalder  


Remembering our Animal Champions

Unfortunately, we've lost so many dedicated animal advocates and they are simply irreplaceable. But their legacies live on in all the human and animal lives they've touched through their kindness and generosity. They were selfless, compassionate individuals who loved and cared enough to help those who cannot help themselves. Thank you, we will never forget...


Bea Arthur Linda McCartney Robert Culp
Mary Tyler Moore Dixie Carter Rue McClanahan
William Holden Richard Basehart Casey Kasem
Prince Robin Williams Dian Fossey
George Adamson Joy Adamson Mickey Rooney
Lucille Ball Audrey Hepburn Helen Hayes
Steve Irwin        


Note:  I've received quite a few emails from readers complaining that celebrities are only becoming activists for publicity and we should not give them any recognition for it. While I admit there may be some who do, but I honestly don't think we should care why they do it. 


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, then I hope they print her name in every paper in the USA.  At least it's publicity for something more important than stories about 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 say 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 said "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 don't support their projects - let's not help them finance their bloody taste in clothing.

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Jennifer Aniston Pippa Middleton Mischa Barton
Star Jones Nicki Minaj Axl Rose
Justin Bieber Joe Namath Aretha Franklin
Kim Kardashian Amber Rose Trace Adkins
Dakota Johnson 50 Cent Victoria Beckham
Will Smith Jada Pinkett Smith Elle McPherson
Kendall Jenner Jennifer Lawrence Lenny Kravitz
Kid Rock Patti LaBelle Kate Bosworth
Sofia Coppola Heidi Klum Jennifer Connelly
Lady Gaga Celine Dion Ziyi Zhang
Dita Von Teese Naomi Campbell Jennifer Lopez
Madonna Maria Sharapova Serena Williams
Mary-Kate Olsen Maggie Gyllenhaal Kanye West
Mary J. Blige Ashley Olsen Elizabeth Hurley
Kate Moss Ashton Kutcher Demi Moore
Kate Hudson Ellen Barkin Jessica Simpson
Eva Longoria Lindsay Lohan Beyonce
Britney Spears Sylvester Stallone Nicole Richie
Victoria Gotti Sharon Stone Tara Reid
Anna Wintour Susan Sarandon Cate Blanchett
Aretha Franklin Goldie Hawn Rihanna
Katie Price Kelly Rowland Viveca Fox
Kelis Jerry Hall Sarah Michelle Gellar
Rachel Zoe Pixie Lott Alicia Keys
Paula Patton Padma Lakshmi Gina Gershon
Ann-Margret Kate Beckinsale Cindy Crawford
Sienna Miller Snoop Dogg Courtney Love
Tilda Swinton Sarah Jessica Parker Catherine Zeta-Jones
Paris Hilton Emma Watson John Mayer
Claire Danes Claudia Schiffer  

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 and realistic enough. 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.

Here are a few comments from our readers on the celebrity fur issue:

  • Carol, Wisconsin "I can not believe in this day and age there are still people wearing fur"

  • Sal, Las Vegas - "those people don't deserve our hard-earned money"

  • Carla S., Portland - "Thank you for your list of fur wearers. I am making a point to boycott whatever they are involved with."

  • Dane, New York - "Those f**kers need a good old fashion ass kicking. I'd be obliged to do it." 

  • PennLanette - "God those fur wearing people are heartless"

  • 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."

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

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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