Posts tagged "animal rights"

Cecil Supporters Shower Walter Palmer’s Home With Pig’s Feet

It’s hard not to feel simultaneous feelings of support and annoyed wonder at this particular act of vandalism.

Bronwyn Isaac / August 5, 2015

Dogs Are Getting Plastic Surgery, The World Is Baffling

We all know that South Korea has a reputation for extremes in cosmetic surgery (or if you don’t, here you go). The new trend in Korean cosmetic surgery, though, is dog cosmetic surgery. Yep: People are making their dogs go through plastic surgery to make them cuter, or whatever.
I’m not going to preach the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 3, 2015

Why Is Ryan Gosling Such A Hardcore Chicken Activist?

Regular readers of The Frisky are well aware of two indisputable facts about yours truly: I am a diehard Ryan Gosling fangirl, and I am terrified of birds. When Robyn sent me the link to a story about Ryan Gosling’s passionate open letter to the CEO of Costco, urging the company to go cage-free for their eggs,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

5 Animal Rights Campaigns That Managed To Screw Over Animals

Let’s face it: If good intentions were all it took to accomplish anything, we’d have fixed the world centuries ago. But a poorly thought out good idea can do just as much harm as a well-executed terrible one, and if you don’t know what we mean, just look at the animal welfare movement. Sometimes, i…

Cracked / December 10, 2013

PETA Wants Teens To “Go All The Way”

Hey. Get your head out of the gutter! PETA means “go all the way vegan” instead of just vegetarian, obviously. Obviously. Is it really that obvious, though, when PETA’s new “Vegans Go All The Way” ad features Samia Najimy-Finnerty, who is just 16 years old?

Mary Odell / August 8, 2013

Hero Of The Day: “Simpsons” Co-Creater Sam Simon, Stricken With Terminal Colon Cancer, Is Donating Everything — Everything! — To Charity

Sam Simon made a fortune as the co-creator of “The Simpsons” and has credits on “Anger Management” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Since “The Simpsons” is one of the most syndicated television shows ever, Simon has amassed a wildly large fortune — so large he doesn’t even know what his net worth actually is.

Julie Gerstein / July 27, 2013

Peter Dinklage Wants To End Testing On Animals

“It is unacceptable that animals continue to suffer around the world, including the United States of America, for the sake of beauty. I appeal to the USA to follow the European Union’s lead and end animal testing for cosmetics.”
– Peter Dinklagel, aka Tyrion Lannister, spoke out in support of ending the testing of cosmetics o…

Julie Gerstein / April 12, 2013

Evening Quickies: Ryan Gosling Saves The Cows

We knew Ryan Gosling loved his trusty mutt, but now he’s spread his love of animals to the barnyard. The Gos penned a letter on behalf of PETA (side eye) to the National Milk Producers Federation this week asking them to halt the “barbaric practice” of removing calves’ horns. Get to it, milk producers.

Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2013

Courtney Stodden Shills For PETA, Makes Us Feel Weird About Animal Rights

Look, there’s no doubt I support animal rights. I’m a vegan. I don’t wear fur and only wear vintage leather. However, I feel very strange about animal rights organization PETA using Courtney Stodden as their spokeslady. I mean, it’s great that Courtney adopted her dog Bazaar from a shelter eight years ago, and “saturates” him…

Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2012

Peta Puts Its Paws Up At Kim Kardashian And Janet Jackson

I’m not 100 percent crazy about PETA — a lot of their advertising and marketing employs sexist tactics in order to promote their pro-animal message. That said, their latest move — to single out Kim Kardashian and Janet Jackson for their pro-fur lifestyles — might not be a bad move. The animal rights organization awarded…

Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2011

Evening Quickies: Janet Jackson Launches Fur Line, Animal Rights Activists Pissed

Janet Jackson is launching a “luxe fur outerwear” collection with the company Blackgama, who featured her in a recent campaign. Janet’s line will feature 15 fur pieces, including coats, vests, and gloves, which will all use mink and some will use leather as well. You know what comes next: animal rights activists are pissed!

Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2011

PETA Plans A Porn Site

PETA knows how to raise eyebrows. The animal rights group’s memorable campaigns have entailed everything from celebrities posing nude for its anti-fur campaign to scantily clad women having an erotic moment with their vegetables to support veganism.

Now, PETA has pulled out all of the stops with a XXX porn site for its next…

Huffington Post Weird News / August 21, 2011

Puppies Are Not Accessories! Harvey Nichols Ad Treats Purse Dogs Like Jewelry

I love purse dogs as much as the next squeal-y girl, but certain things should not be treated as accessories: puppies, children and, oh yeah, puppies. Harvey Nichols’ holiday commercial dispatched dozens of cute puppies to a department store and showed posh lady-actresses shopping for dogs to match their shoes and coats &#8212…

Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2010

High Heels With Hamsters In Them Bound To Raise PETA Ire

These high heels appear to have hamsters (gerbils?) embedded in the platform under the toe. We here at The Frisky pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of extreme shoes, from crazy stripper shoes to the highest heels ever made. But animals? In shoes? That’s gone too far. Thankfully, or disappointingly, depending on your relationship to…

Susannah Breslin / May 10, 2010

Bea Arthur’s Posthumous PETA Ad

Oh, look, a PETA ad that’s not bats**t insane!

Our “Golden Girls” gal Bea Arthur speaks out from beyond the grave to wag her finger at McDonalds’ for using “factory farms” for their meat products. Thank you for being a friend to chickens, Bea! [Bitch Magazine]…

Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2010

Watch PETA’s Sexy “State Of The Union Undress”

People will only pay attention to animal rights if you show them boobies! That’s always seemed to be People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ entire advertising campaign logic, hasn’t it? PETA’s 2010 “State Of The Union Undress” — yes, you read that right, undress — is more of the same. A fetching…

Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Baby Animals Would Like To Snuggle With Your Old Fur Coat

Back in October, I wrote about my mixed feelings regarding a vintage fur purchase. Sometimes it’s difficult to reconcile a love for animals and fashion, and fur is one of the most obvious conflicts of interest. While the stylish side of me loves the look of a silky, gorgeous fur layered over a casual jea…

Erin Flaherty / January 18, 2010

Animals Run Amok On Hollywood Sets

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz’s new flick, “Knight & Day,” is currently filming in Spain. For one of the film’s scenes, seven bulls were recently corralled in downtown Cadiz, but a few of those crafty bulls managed to escape and run away to a nearby beach, just like anyone ditching work would do. But a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2009

Dominique Swain Is Worst PETA Spokesperson Ever

You loved her in “Lolita” and uh, whatever else she was in (hm…), but actress Dominique Swain just did a really, really bad thing that makes puppies cry. Not only was she lame enough to not get her dog fixed (what responsible pet owner in this day and age does that!?), but the cocker spaniel…

Erin Flaherty / November 11, 2009

Does This Animal Rights Ad Go Too Far?

In America, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are well known for their shock-tactic ads, but they’re not the only pro-animal rights organization willing to go overboard with advertising in order to bring attention to the cause. Wakker Dier, which means “Animal Awake,” is a Dutch organization that’s Europe’s PETA counterpart. For their campaign,…

Susannah Breslin / June 30, 2009
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