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Tom Ford Vs. Stella McCartney

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Narcissistic designer Tom Ford is trying to set the record straight about whether or not he offered Stella McCartney a job at Gucci back in 2001.

Tommy told the New York Times:

"It was never a conversation about taking over at Gucci. I think she might have interpreted that at a certain point."

But McCartney begs to differ. She says Tom offered to give her a tour of the Gucci offices, but refused because of the fashion house's use of animal products.

When Stella heard of his denials the designer fired back:

"That's the weirdest thing. Why would he take me into an office and show me every dead animal? Oops!"

We can see how Tom would feel the need to deny this type of thing. It's a blow to his ego!

Who do U believe???

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Activists Hang "Go Vegan" Sign On Iowa Butter Cow


Remember that butter cow sculpture we told you about?

Well, we thought it sounded a little nasty and guess what? We weren't the only ones!

Animal rights activists broke into the Iowa State Fair Saturday night, sneaking past a guard and scaling a wall, to hang a "Go Vegan" sign onto the neck of the butter cow.

Then, they emailed the Des Moines Register to let the paper know they had "redecorated the butter cow."

In their email, they also wrote:

"The butter cow represents humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals."

It was only up for a couple hours before guards took down the sign. A spokeswoman for the fair, said, "It was very minor for us because it was so early in the morning."

LOLz! Why wouldn't the activists email the paper many, many hours AFTER putting up the sign? At least by then, it could have been seen by a few people!

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Gordon Ramsay Snake Heart Controversy!

Chef Gordon Ramsay ate A Snake Heart


Celebrity Professor Snape chef Gordon Ramsay is in trouble with animal rights campaigners (and possibly his stomach) after he ate a snake heart on his TV show.

Ramsay was filmed downing the heart of a cobra in a snake restaurant in Vietnam as part of his series Gordon's Great Escape, which airs in the U.K. on Monday. Ramsay is warned he will feel the organ beating in his stomach for several minutes - YUCKSVILLE!

The episode has not gone down well with animal rights activists at U.K. charity Animal Aid, who have branded Ramsay's stunt "cruel, attention-seeking (and) sick."

Animal Aid director had this to say:

"It's an awful and vicious thing to do to an animal and Gordon Ramsay is complicit in it. He's made sick entertainment out of this animal's suffering to make himself look interesting but I think he's just an inadequate creature."

Do you think eating a snake heart is wrong or just weird?

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South Korea Bans Fur From Fendi's Fashion Show

Fendi AND Lindsey

Animal rights protesters won South Korea! (Sorry Lindsay)

The country's capital city has told Italian fashion house Fendi to remove all fur items from a show of its Fall/Winter collection due to complaints from animal rights groups, officials said Monday.

A spokesman for the city government said:

"We have received complaints from animal rights activists and saw negative public opinion on the Internet… we can't let such a controversial thing be staged at a public property."

The Italian firm said city officials last week threatened to cancel the event unless all fur items were removed from the catwalk.

Fendi's statement said the design house had difficulty understanding the decision and had spent months preparing. It added it would continue negotiations.

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Animal Planet Goes Vegan

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Animal Planet Goes Vegan

Animal Planet's new line-up has a vegan-friendly option!

The series, Sweet Avenger, is about a vegan baker who is out to save animals one cupcake at a time. Yummy!

The show centers on animal rights activist and vegan baker Danielle Konya, the 36-year-old founder and owner of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based Vegan Treats.

The series is set to bow this summer and revolves around Konya’s busy life — she’s a single mother raising an adopted daughter – and her growing business, which she runs with a little help from her mom and best friend.

Being vegan is most def not a trend for the show's star. Konya says:

“I want to show people that by eating a vegan confection, you’re directly saving the lives of cows, chickens and thereby the environment and habitats of thousands of other exotic species. There’s nothing appetizing about the suffering of 10 billion animals a year, and my treats can satisfy both the palate and the conscience.”

Sounds delicious!

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Agriculture Industry Pushes To Make Undercover Filming Of Farm Animal Abuse Illegal

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Iowa's agriculture industry is upset at the repeated releases of secretly filmed videos claiming to show the mistreatment of farm animals.

Now the agg industry is pushing legislation that would make it illegal for animal rights activists to produce and distribute such images.

Agriculture committees in the Iowa House and Senate have approved a bill that would prohibit such recordings and punish people who take agriculture jobs only to gain access to animals to record their treatment.

Proposed penalties? Fines of up to $7,500 and up to five years in prison.

"They're trying to intimidate whistleblowers and put a chill on legitimate anti-cruelty investigations. Clearly the industry feels that it has something to hide or it wouldn't be going to these extreme and absurd lengths,"

said Bradley Miller, national director of the Humane Farming Association. Jeff Kerr, general counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, agrees. He says the Iowa legislation is misguided, at best.

"They're trying to criminalize someone being an eye witness to a crime. The people who do the very difficult job of documenting that criminal conduct should be applauded."

This bill will only hurt the American public and help the agriculture industry.

This bill will only pass if Iowa's Senators give in to bribes or pressure from the industry.

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Tim Gunn Speaks Out Against Fur At Fashion Week

Tim Gunn at New York Fashion Week

Project Runway host and chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, Tim Gunn has a message for designers at this year's New York Fashion Week: Don't use fur!

Along with PETA fav's Taraji P. Henson and Olivia Wilde, Tim appeared Thursday night at Stella McCartney's boutique with rep's from PETA to spread the gospel of animal rights activists everywhere!

He spoke out to fellow designers saying:

"I'm on a campaign to get as many fashion designers as possible to stop using it. I'd just like to sit with them and have a talk and ask, 'Is it really necessary?'"

It isn't necessary! Thanks for speaking up, Tim!

It's so awesome to hear such influencial people in the fashion industry saying no to fur, as well as designers themselves, like Stella McCartney who is a longtime supporter of animal rights and doesn't use leather or fur in her designs.

If Stella can do it, ANYONE can do it!

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