Ricky Gervais already has his fair share of gongs – BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Emmys, to mention just a few – but now he has a new accolade to boast about. The outspoken comedian has just been named PETA’s Person of the Year for 2013, thanks to the way that he uses his influence and wit to defend animals day after day. He’s joining an illustrious list of British celebs who have been recognised by PETA, including Brian May and Morrissey.
When he’s not making fans laugh in shows such as Derek … Read more.
Looking perversely pleased with herself as she posed for a photo over the corpse of the beautiful lion she had just killed in cold blood, the hunter Melissa Bachman has sparked understandable outrage.
To quote PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi:
Hunting is cruel and completely devoid of sportsmanship. It takes no courage or character to stalk and kill trapped animals. … Maybe the public backlash against her revolting photos will help Bachman realise that dressing up like a Lara Croft wannabe, slaughtering wildlife and then posing for photos does not make
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Cruelty to animals is no laughing matter. In time for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which once again plays host to some of the UK’s top comedy talent, PETA UK is naming our five favourite animal-friendly comedians who stand up for animals—both on-stage and off:
Ricky Gervais: When he’s not cracking up audiences, Gervais is picking cracks in animal exploitation. He teamed up with American rocker Pink to provide the voices for a PETA advert in which a computer-generated alligator and rabbit demand their skins back. He also sent a letter … Read more.
Charles Saatchi has been quoted as saying that he thinks his wife, celebrity cook Nigella Lawson, should be “coveted”. Well, that’s how we feel, too, after her representative confirmed that contrary to recent media stories, the “Domestic Goddess” won’t eat or use the cruel food product foie gras in her recipes.
Nigella is in excellent company. Sir Roger Moore, Kate Winslet, Ricky Gervais and even Prince Charles have all spoken out against the force-feeding of ducks and geese for this torture in a tin. Crammed into … Read more.
We love Ricky Gervais, a high-profile friend for animals – he’s starred in a PETA video as a skinless rabbit, scorned Fortnum & Mason Managing Director Beverly Aspinall for the store’s continued sale of foie gras and slammed animal donation schemes, and he always has something positive to say about animals on Twitter.
With that in mind, I just wanted to draw your attention to a few recent gems from Ricky. Enjoy!
From Ricky Gervais’ own blog:
So I went shopping with Karl. It’s even more fun than the
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If you’re wondering what to buy Ricky Gervais for his upcoming 50th birthday on 25 June, you’d better steer clear of anything from Fortnum & Mason! The comedian set aside his well-honed sense of humour to pen a deadly serious letter on PETA’s behalf to F&M head Beverley Aspinall calling the department store out for its sale of cruelly produced foie gras.
Gervais isn’t the only public figure to team up with PETA to speak out against Fortnum & Mason’s continued sale of foie gras. Other supporters of PETA’s campaign include campaign … Read more.