I've been asked many times over the years to compile a comprehensive list of celebrities and companies that support or endorse such animal rights activist groups as the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) and PETA. These groups are dedicated to abolishing animal agriculture and eliminating meat, dairy and eggs from the American diet. Knowing this, I refuse to give a single dollar to these Hollywood stars and corporate entities who fund efforts designed to put my family and friends out of business. This is part one of a series I plan to put together, so we can all be well educated on the people and companies working against animal agriculture.
Don’t buy that movie ticket, watch that daytime-television show or support celebrities until you’ve consulted this list. Some on the list are very disappointing as they are very talented individuals who have a lot of influence in our country. While many of them are also vegetarians and vegans, some are simply misguided, misinformed or doing it for the endorsement check. Perhaps a good call to action would be to attempt to educate some of these celebrities about the real intentions of groups such as HSUS and PETA and encourage them to support charities that don’t lie, cheat and manipulate people to raise money for their scaremongering and lobbying campaigns. Support those who support you. What do you think? Anybody on the list surprise you?
PETA and HSUS have received support from the following celebrities:
Actors/Actresses: Aishwarya Rai, Alec Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, Alyssa Milano, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Bonnie Hunt, Casey Affleck, Charlize Theron, Charlotte Ross, Charo, Doris Day, Elisabetta Canalis, Emily Deschanel, Emily Procter, Eva Mendes, Esai Morales, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Hayden Panettiere, Isabel Lucas, Jamie Bamber, Jane Lynch, Jessica Biel, Joaquin Phoenix, Joe Mantegna, Jorja Fox, Keanu Reeves, Kellan Lutz, Kim Basinger, Kristen Bell, Kristen Johnston, Kristoff St. John, Kyle Maclachlan, Lea Michele, Melanie Griffith, Michael Vartan, Mickey Rourke, Natalie Portman, Nicholas Gonzalez, Olivia Munn, Owain Yeoman, Pamela Anderson, Pierce Brosnan, Portia de Rossi, Raul Julia-Levy, Rahul Khanna, Roger Moore, Ryan Gosling, Sadie Frost, Sarah Gilbert, Toni Collette, Teri Hatcher, Tippi Hedren, William Baldwin and Woody Harrelson.
Ben Gibbard, Bryan Adams, Carrie Underwood, Chrissie Hynde, Chris Walla, Common, Dave Navarro, Death Cab For Cutie, Eddie Vedder, Emmylou Harris, Jason McGerr, Joan Jett, Michael Stipe, Missy Higgins, Moby, Monica Dogra, Morrissey, Paul McCartney, Pink, Rise Against, Roger Daltrey, Sarah Connor, Sean Kingston, Shirley Manson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tommy Lee, Trent Reznor and Teri Hatcher.
Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Dita Von Teese, Kelly Brook, Nigel Barker, Shanna Moakler, Stella McCartney, Tim Gunn and Vivienne Westwood.
Reality TV stars/Comedians/Hosts:
Audrina Patridge, Bethenny Frankel, Bill Maher, Bob Barker, Carrie Ann Inaba, Ellen DeGeneres, Hal Sparks, Jillian Michaels, Jon Lovitz, Khloe Kardashian, Kristen Wiig, Kristin Cavallari, Maria Menounos, Perez Hilton, Ricky Gervais and Steve-O.
Dennis Rodman, Hannah Teter, John Salley, Martina Navratilova and Ron Artest.