Paws UP! After years of lobbying...
BK Does It the Veggie-Way!
Almost four (4) years to the day I sent my letter to Burger King
as part of a letter writing campaign with tens of thousands of other
vegetarians, BK announced the launch of their first-ever vegan burger
(an actual burger, not just the toppings on a bun as many fastfood
veg'ans have gotten used to).
My husband and I tried our first BK Veggie meal on Saturday,
March 16th, and were quite thrilled with that flame-broiled veggie
taste. Need a bonus? This sandwich is served with reduced fat mayo
so it clocks in at only 10 grams of fat and 330 calories. (Go "mayo
free" for a completely vegan treat and even fewer calories
and fat grams.) Paws up BK -- look for that thank you letter...
KING® Launches First-ever Veggie Burger with the Great Taste
your congrats and gratitute to: John Dasburg, Chairman, CEO and
Burger King North America, 17777 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33157
Cindy...Not so Super Model
Craws...er...claws out to "super" model Cindy Crawford
who recently took a walk down the catwalk in a knee-length fur coat.
In 1994, Crawford appeared with fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell,
Christy Turlington, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss
in PETA advertisements swearing they would "rather go naked
than wear fur." In the print ads, Crawford was wearing only
fur hat. Crawford now joins Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss as
turncoats by donning fur coats.
Crawford, however, claims (via her publicist) that she never agreed
with PETA's credo. She says that Crawford had only been "really
nice" to PETA and never consented to being a PETA, anti-fur
role-model or spokesperson. She further says Crawford was photographed
in the hat as a favor to faux-fur hat designer, Todd Oldham.
(Paws Up) to Radio America
Wednesday, February 13th from 7:30 to 8:00 pm Radio
America, based in Washington DC, dedicated an entire segment
of their show to the subject of animal advocacy fueled by recent
anti-cockfighting legislation and an article on CNSNews.org entitled:
May Be KO'd by Congress." Jim Metcalf was sitting in for
regular talkshow host Gary Nolan with Steve Ray producing, and I
was the interviewee. I was treated with respect, and Jim and I discussed
the subject in an informative, productive and non-confrontational
manner--especially impressive given the conservative political stance
of the Radio America network. If you'd like to thank Radio America
for addressing the issue of cockfighiting among other AR issues,
drop producer Steve
Ray an email message. THANKS!
Two Paws Up
for Jeep® and their New Deer Advert
In Jeeps new Deer Hunter commercial, a man drives
a Jeep with two seemingly dead deer tied to the top through
a wooded site, where hunters
in camouflage can be seen hiding near
the road. seeming
dead. The driver of the Jeepcrosses to a location bearing a No
Hunting sign. He stops the Jeep, gets out and releases the
deer. After the driver tells the deer they are safe, the deer bound
away. Other Jeep owners are shown doing the same thing in
Sports hunters are giving Jeep/DaimlerChrysler a hard-time over
their compassion ad, so it's important to communicate your appreciation
to them. Write words of praise to:
Zetsche, CEO ~ DaimlerChrysler ~ P.O. Box 218004 ~ Auburn Hills,
Ph 248-512-2992 ~ Fax 248-512-1760 ~ Customer Asst Ph 800-992-1997
Unfortunately, Jeep was inundated with calls from irrate hunters
and have since pulled the ad.
Paws Up for Centro-Fly
Could changing their leather to pleather be
too far behind?
Ultra-hip New York night club Centro-Fly has recently
joined fellow hotspot SPA in adopting a "no fur" door
policy. Owner Tom Sisk wants fashionistas to know that fur doesnt
fly at Centro-Fly and has directed his door people to turn away
all fur-wearing club crawlers. Centro-Flys animal-friendly
stance isnt popular with New Yorks furriers, however,
and the club is receiving a barrage of e-mailed insults.
contact Centro-Fly to applaud their fur-free policy,
call, write or e'em at: Centro-Fly
45 W 21st Str, NY, NY 10010~ P: 212-627-7770/F: 212-627-0099 / E: