Cheers to Twilight actor Kristen Stewart for refusing to wear fur in a fashion spread for W magazine. On Jay Leno’s show, Stewart explained: “I would never wear fur.”
Please send thanks (meanwhile, we’ll be sending Stewart a copy of one of our new Vegan Starter Guide, which is chock full of information about why the fur industry — and all industries that exploit animals — stink):
c/o The Gersh Agency
232 North Canon Dr .
Beverly Hills , CA 90210
Cheers to Denver-based artist and animal advocate Karen Wallo. Wallo, who is donating a portion of the proceeds from originals and giclées to Friends of Animals, won her first gold medal at the age of 10, for a drawing of a dog. Prints of Wallo’s acclaimed piece “Save the Wolves” appear at KarenWallo.com
Cheers to Book Lover’s Café — one of Gainesville, Florida’s oldest meat-free eateries — for becoming completely vegan. Open since 1979, the café sells new and used books and a full menu of delicious vegan food and desserts — even custom wedding cakes! If you live in or visit the area, find Book Lover’s Café at:
Books Inc. and Book Lover’s Cafe
505 NW 13 th St .
Gainesville , FL 32601
Cheers to Chiara Bagatta, aged 11, who organized Friends of Animals’ first Howl-In for wolves in August 2011. Chiara, along with her mother and a friend, made t-shirts and posters, and set up a table in Manhattan and asked all who stopped to contact the governors of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to demand an end to current wolf slaughters. Chiara also promoted our boycott of those three states — which lasts until they stop killing wolves.
Jeers to actor Chris Pratt of the show “Parks and Recreation” for rejecting his elderly, incontinent cat. The callous actor even asked Twitter followers if anyone would take the cat. Pratt wrote on his blog that “my wife and I want to start a family and we ABSOLUTELY CANNOT have an animal that [defecates] all over the house.”
Pets are a lifetime commitment; people in the spotlight have a special responsibility to be good examples in this regard. You can contact Chris Pratt at:
"Parks and Recreation"
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave.
Norvet Bldg., 3 rd Floor
Studio City , CA 91604
Jeers to Ohio Gov. Jon Kasich for not upholding outgoing Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s temporary ban on owning undomesticated animals — a ban which could have prevented the tragedy that resulted in the deaths of 49 animals including big cats whose photos were seen widely in the media after the horrific shooting in Zanesville. Please urge Gov. Kasich to introduce legislation immediately that would ban anyone from possessing or purchasing undomesticated animals — save for the sanctuaries that must exist to care for the ones who’ve been bought, sold, bred and exploited in entertainment, research, and the pet trade.
Governor John Kasich
Riffe Center , 30 th Floor
77 South High St .
Columbus , OH 43215-6117