Ellen DeGeneres Receives PETA Honor

– – U.S. TV hostess Ellen Degeneres has been named Woman of the Year by PETA (People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals) for her work in raising awareness of their campaigns promoting a lifestyle friendly to nature.  Tim Gunn was named Man of the Year.  PETA said that it gave Ellen its award for being vegan and championing a meat and dairy-free lifestyle, as well as for some of the guests featured on her show.

“The message that animals must be treated kindly and respectfully has reached scores of people, and many of them have changed their buying habits, all because Gunn and DeGeneres spoke up for the voiceless,” said PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk.

…and that’s a good thing!

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4 Comments on “Ellen DeGeneres Receives PETA Honor”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Yes, it is. Do you want to know what I consider a _bad_ thing? Script writers who sacrifice hyperbole for zoological accuracy.

    On a re-run of Animal Planet’s “Weird, True, and Freaky,” the series commentator recounted the case of the Spokane, Washington, moose that took an early morning dip in some married couple’s backyard swimming pool.

    At one point, he referred to it as (and I quote) “A POWERFUL PREDATOR!”

    Hellooooooo! Mooses are NOT predators. As in, they do NOT prey on other animals for food! Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not blaming the commentator for that verbal stupidity. He just read what was put in front of him.

    The truly guilty party is whoever was supposed to proof-read/fact-check the script _before_ handing it to him!



  2. carycomic Says:

    Double-yeesh! I was so worked up, I got the tail end of the first sentence mixed up!!


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