Poor South Dakota!
It's bad enough they're perpetually forced to play power bottom to North Dakota, a.k.a. our country's other most uninteresting state, but now they're suffering through this!!
Joan Jett signed a contract with state officials to rock out with her lady-c**K out atop SD's Mount Rushmore float at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but some residents think she's bringing shame upon their great state!!!
Believe it or not, the I Love Rock 'n' Roll singer has the gall to be a card-carrying member of PETA! Joan actually supports animal rights!?!
Oh, the indignity! Oh, the horror! Oh, the… what?!
What's wrong with that? Isn't everyone against animal cruelty in this day and age?
Apparently not the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association!
James Cromwell is a talented actor and a huge animal rights activist.
Hell, he's even been arrested during a cat abuse protest!
He's willing to put his freedom on the line for the animals! He's so great!
James narrates a GRAPHIC video of hidden camera footage from within a pig factory farm captured by a Mercy for Animals agent.
The pigs are subjected to beatings, violent medical procedures without pain killers, mama pigs stuck in gestation crates and more awful things.
This is where Walmart gets its pork.
So many other companies and even the entire European Union don't use gestation crates, but Walmart is heartless and awful.
Check out the video (above) to see this awful cruelty, but be aware it is very GRAPHIC!
Believe it or not, China regulations ban animal performances in circuses.
Though that doesn't stop illegal circuses from still having them.
The Jinan Animal Carnival Festival had promotional materials that made it look like there were fire juggling bears, goat riding monkeys and tigers riding horses.
That all sounds ahmayzing for a cartoon or something but ridiculously dangerous and cruel in real life.
Animal rights activists estimate that hundreds of these illegal performances go on each year!
A member of an animal protection group in Asia that's been documenting the use of animals in shows said:
Finally, with a little help from Jimmy Fallon, we can answer the ancient question: what DOES the fox say?
Ylvis, the Norwegian duo sensation, went into some pretty advanced zoology singing about how dogs go woof and cats go meow as they performed their viral hit The Fox as a live music video on Late Night!
Watching this musical tour de force will make you be like, "What the fox?! That was incredible!" and laugh "a-hee-ahee ha-hee!" hysterically into your computer screens!
Ch-ch-check out the AHmazing and HIGHlarious performance (ABOVE) and find out if a fox talks to a horse in Morse, of course!
Ian Somerhalder is one seriously AH-mazing guy.
He's smart, sexy, funny, talented and cares a whole hell of a lot!
He cares so much, he started his own foundation: The Ian Somerhalder Foundation!
The IS Foundation "aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures."
He's all about conservation, green energy, education/awareness, animals and all sorts of other good causes!
He recently spoke about his foundation to Icon magazine's 2013 men's issue, saying:
Emily Deschanel might deal with Bones every time she's on TV, but she doesn't have to deal with her food having them — and she feels like that's the MOST compassionate way to go through life!
Here's what she said:
We previously mentioned that PETA wasn't too happy with Katy Perry's animal filled music video.
She recently dropped the video for her new song Roar and in it, and there are several animal actors.
PETA's Merrilee Burke was upset, saying things like:
"What you may not know — as most people do not — is that animals used for entertainment in film and television endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods."
But as we already knew, Katy is a HUGE animal lover and so of course she wouldn't do anything to endanger or overly stress an animal!
So she fired back in a letter from the American Humane Association, saying: