Texas lawyer Chris Hamilton, who tried but was unable to visit Sara, said:
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Do you like animals? Do you like to laugh??
Then we've got a trailer you should probably watch!!
It's called Free Birds and it's all about time traveling turkeys!!
Yes, you heard us right, it's a movie about turkeys who go back in time to keep turkey off the menu at the first thanksgiving.
Action, adventure, tension, comedy and cute, animated turkeys??
Sounds good to us!!
Check out the trailer (above) for the new movie!
The Humane Society has teamed up with our favorite Woody (sorry Woodpecker) to get the word out about the fur industry!
Woody Harrelson has lent his compassion and vocal skills to the animal rights organization to make sure folks leave fur in the dust.
We mean…why would you 1. hurt innocent creatures and 2. want to mess with a mean Woody???
You Woodn't like him when he's angry! LOLz!
Watch the video (above) to learn how you can look great WITHOUT fur!
Add sexiest vegetarians to their list of accolades.
Both are first time winners of PETA's annual contest - Woody (whose been a vegan for nearly three decades), and Jessica (whose been a vegetarian for fifteen years) had to beat out some stiff competition but were successful in the end.
Here's what Woody said:
"I just let people see my energy and how strong I stay."
Here's what Jessica said:
"I don't want to torture anything. It's about trying to live a life where I'm not contributing to the cruelty in the world. … While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here."
Jessica's sweet but look-wise she's OK. Though, we have to admit that Woody definitely gives us a woody.
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Who will be the King or Queen of all vegetarian sexxayness?!
PETA has announced the top 100 finalists for its Sexiest Vegetarian Contest. This year, lots of vegetarian and vegan newbies will vying for the crown!
A whistleblower at the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has brought attention to the fact that a monkey accidentally strangled itself to death after she was strapped to cage and left unattended.
The USDA has cited the company for violating the Animal Welfare Act.
PETA wants to make sure that
Woody Harrelson was the driving force behind an initiative to get the army to stop using chimps in their experiments.
Now he has set his sights on California Senator Barbara Boxer, the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
He wrote her a letter on PETA's behalf, asking her to join the over 160 senators and representatives who support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act.
These acts would stop the use of chimps and other great apes in testing in the U.S. and save tax payers millions.
An excerpt from the letter reads:
Way to go, Woody!
This is great. The more people who join the fight, the better chance of getting the Army to stop testing on those poor monkeys.
The actual letter he wrote is below:
September 12, 2011
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno
Chief of Staff
United States Army
200 Army Pentagon, Rm. 3E672
Washington, DC 20310-0200
Dear General Odierno,
Congratulations on your new post as chief of staff. I learned from PETA that the U.S. Army will soon conduct outdated tests in which a nerve agent is injected into monkeys at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The monkeys forced through this procedure will suffer the wretched symptoms of chemical poisoning, including seizures, breathing difficulties, loss of bowel control, and convulsions. In a laboratory worksheet that PETA obtained from Aberdeen, one student compared a monkey’s violent reaction during the exercise to “a chiwawa [sic] shitting razor blades.”
Because superior non-animal methods are used for this exact training by military and civilian programs around the world, animals are clearly not required to meet your objectives. Sophisticated human patient simulators can be programmed to mimic the human response to a nerve agent attack and used in various scenarios that actually recreate conditions in which such an attack on humans may occur. They are far more relevant to military medical personnel than poisoning monkeys in a laboratory and watching how their tails twitch and their paws sweat. There is even a video of all this that can be used if you really want to show how monkeys react to a specific nerve agent.
General, I urge you to stop this crude exercise at Aberdeen. I’m sure you agree that our military personnel deserve state-of-the-art training and that our country deserves to be respected for its civilized treatment of animals. Among PETA’s members and supporters are physicians, researchers, and other personnel— including medical simulation experts at Harvard Medical School and other institutions—who can help facilitate this transition to modern, humane training methods.
Thank you. I look forward to some good news shortly.
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