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PETA Pleads for End to “Anti-Animal" Rhetoric, Is the Butt of Every Joke

DISCLAIMER:

We love animals at The Hollywood Gossip.

We have an entire section of our website dedicated to dog photos and we look at it any time we feel sad.

That said, we do not love the way PETA approaches its mission of trying to protect the rights of animals; not when most of its ads and statements seem more focused on garnering attention than actually protecting said animals.

Case in point: accusing Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra of horse abuse at their wedding.

Another case in point: equating anti-animal language with racism and homophobia.

Yes, PETA has actually done this with a Tweet and a chart that is thankfully so ridiculous that Twitter has gone straight from outrage to mockey.

See what we mean below...

1. Words Matter

Words matter
What? Huh? What phrases is PETA even talking about here?!?

2. So Glad You Asked!

So glad you asked
This is a real chart. These are examples of "anti-animal language" PETA would like us to stop using, replacing the phrases with the suggestions to the right.

3. Take It Away, Twitter!

Take it away twitter
Internet users had many responses to this chart, starting with a few serious ones such as the one above.

4. This Should Be Our Concern? REALLY?!?

This should be our concern really

5. Did This Just Happen?

Did this just happen

6. FIXED!

Fixed
The responses then started getting more humorous... and awesome.
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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Accused of Animal Abuse at Wedding

To most observers, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are an adorable couple who is totally in love and who will be together forever.

These fans were thrilled to see the stars get married last weekend.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Wedding Pic

To PETA, however?

To an organization that lives to call out celebrities in order to further its animal rights agenda?

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are disrespectful abusers who deserve to be shamed for what transpired on their big day.

You see... the singe/actor and his bride actually wed in two ceremonies on Saturday: one Western and one traditional Hindu.

This is typical for a couple that hails from divergent ethnic and religious backgrounds; and it's really pretty sweet, being emblematic of two traditions being melded into one for all of eternity.

But try telling that to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas: Married!

A fan site shared a photo shortly after the Hindu-inspired ceremony of a white horse outfitted in red and gold, which Jonas used to make his grand entrance.

There was also a white elephant with seat for two on its back present at the event.

In response to the sight of these animals being used in such a manner, PETA has released the following statement:

Priyanka was ill-served by not being advised of the firestorm that would be caused by participating in animal abuse.

It doesn’t make a person look big or glamorous to promote cruelty to animals who have no choice but to serve. It makes them look small.

this is the horse

Now, look, we love animals here at The Hollywood Gossip.

Really, we do.

We've been tearing up over this George H.W. Bush service dog photo for the last 24 hours straight.

We're all for PETA's overall mission of protecting four-legged creatures and of ensuring that the world is a safe place for horses, cows, birds, canines, cats.

Heck, every type of animal!

We're just not sure if slamming newlyweds for alleged "animal abuse" is really the way to accomplish their goal.

The same way we weren't sure about comparing meat-eating to rape back in the day.

They Will! Together!

The group even acknowledged in this same statement that stars across the globe are generally very positive role models when it comes to their treatment of animals.

“Overwhelmingly, these days, PETA is delighted to see so many celebrities who feel passionately about protecting animals," PETA wrote.

We're guessing Nick and Priyanka should be included in this group.

Riding a horse a few feet to honor your religion's tradition is not a form of animal abuse.

It's just not.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Accused of Animal Abuse at Wedding

To most observers, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are an adorable couple who is totally in love and who will be together forever.

These fans were thrilled to see the stars get married last weekend.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Wedding Pic

To PETA, however?

To an organization that lives to call out celebrities in order to further its animal rights agenda?

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are disrespectful abusers who deserve to be shamed for what transpired on their big day.

You see... the singe/actor and his bride actually wed in two ceremonies on Saturday: one Western and one traditional Hindu.

This is typical for a couple that hails from divergent ethnic and religious backgrounds; and it's really pretty sweet, being emblematic of two traditions being melded into one for all of eternity.

But try telling that to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas: Married!

A fan site shared a photo shortly after the Hindu-inspired ceremony of a white horse outfitted in red and gold, which Jonas used to make his grand entrance.

There was also a white elephant with seat for two on its back present at the event.

In response to the sight of these animals being used in such a manner, PETA has released the following statement:

Priyanka was ill-served by not being advised of the firestorm that would be caused by participating in animal abuse.

It doesn’t make a person look big or glamorous to promote cruelty to animals who have no choice but to serve. It makes them look small.

this is the horse

Now, look, we love animals here at The Hollywood Gossip.

Really, we do.

We've been tearing up over this George H.W. Bush service dog photo for the last 24 hours straight.

We're all for PETA's overall mission of protecting four-legged creatures and of ensuring that the world is a safe place for horses, cows, birds, canines, cats.

Heck, every type of animal!

We're just not sure if slamming newlyweds for alleged "animal abuse" is really the way to accomplish their goal.

The same way we weren't sure about comparing meat-eating to rape back in the day.

They Will! Together!

The group even acknowledged in this same statement that stars across the globe are generally very positive role models when it comes to their treatment of animals.

“Overwhelmingly, these days, PETA is delighted to see so many celebrities who feel passionately about protecting animals," PETA wrote.

We're guessing Nick and Priyanka should be included in this group.

Riding a horse a few feet to honor your religion's tradition is not a form of animal abuse.

It's just not.

Jayde Nicole, Nude, Makes Friends with Salad For PETA

Playboy Playmate of the Year 2008, Brody Jenner girlfriend and Audrina Patridge mortal enemy Jayde Nicole is the latest hottie to get naked to promote PETA.

As for how many poor, furry creatures are actually saved by this photo of Jayde Nicole nude in a lettuce bikini, we can't say. But that's neither here nor there.

We just hope that's some sort of tofu dog she's grasping in the "Go Veg!" PETA ad below. Otherwise, cows and sheep are gonna flood us with hate mail ...

Jayde Nicole PETA Ad

If this ad for PETA doesn't make you wanna eat more salad, you're just not human. Or you just prefer girls without "RESPECT" tattoos directly above their va-jay-jays.

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PETA to Octomom: Please Lady, For the Love of G*d, Don’t Get Any F*%king Pets

Our words, not theirs. But Nadya Suleman is indeed looking into getting a pet, and we feel our headline speaks for just about everyone.

As if 14 mouths to feed with taxpayer money weren't enough, Octomom is thinking about purchasing a pet - an idea frowned upon by PETA, which, for some reason, believes that a new member of the family is not a bright idea.

"In today's uncertain economy - and with all the demands that come with raising 14 children - we urge you to reconsider adding more dependents to your family," PETA's Michelle Cho wrote in a letter to Nadya Suleman.

The unemployed mother of the longest-surviving octuplets in history (and six older kids) who relies on public assistance to pay for eight nannies and other bills, said last week that she was considering adding a pet to the mix.

"For a couple of years, the kids have been asking for a dog," Octomom said. "I've actually been looking into a pig, like a little one."

PETA is begging Suleman to reconsider.

Octomom Cleavage

"Like children, pigs and dogs are intelligent, social beings with complex needs," Cho wrote to Octomom, who also wastes taxpayer funds by filing frivolous lawsuits.

"They require a lot of attention, space, and exercise as well as a huge financial commitment."

Finance, schminance. Hey, when you've got the entire (broke) State of California backing you up, why not rack up the tab a little higher?

Suleman said that if she were to buy a pig, it would wear a diaper and live outside the house because it reeks. Again, PETA wasn't happy.

"Keeping a pig outside and making him or her a playmate for your children - who do not understand a pig's needs and will only pay attention to him or her when it suits them - is not an acceptable way to treat an intelligent animal," Cho wrote.

Instead of pets, PETA encouraged Octomom to make friends. Good luck there. We hear Jon Gosselin may be available in the near future ...

Audrina Patridge: PETA’s Sexy New Angel

Audrina Patridge was no angel on The Hills the other night, making eyes at Brody Jenner while his girlfriend, Jayde Nicole, was far from pleased.

But the reality star has certainly earned a set of wings (which look great with that sexy white bikini, if you ask us) in her new campaign for PETA!

On a billboard set to be unveiled today on L.A.'s Beverly Boulevard, Audrina Patridge poses in a provocative angel outfit with her rescued dog, Speedy Gonzalez, next to the line, "Be an Angel for Animals-Always Adopt, Never Buy."

Audrina Patridge: PETA Angel

Audrina Patridge looks so good in this ad, we'll forgo the usual PETA wise cracks. We much prefer Speedy Gonzalez to that other dog she's often seen with, Justin-Bobby.

In a statement released by PETA, Audzo says, in support of the animal rights group, "Each year, 6-8 million unwanted dogs and cats are turned in to shelters, and half are killed because there aren't enough good homes."

"The solution to this problem is as easy as ABC - animal birth control. Always spay and neuter, and never buy from a pet store or a breeder."

Good for her for supporting a good cause. Check out spoilers and pics of Audrina and the rest of the cast of the hit show at yesterday's Paley Fest!

Horseplay Photo Finish: Amy Winehouse vs. Miley Cyrus

PETA says it's all for the ethical treatment of animals, yet wastes so much time on photo shoots of Holly Madison nude (not that we're complaining) that could be spent intervening when animals are actually treated unethically.

We saw two such cases yesterday.

Now back in St. Lucia after a tumultuous few weeks back home, Amy Winehouse rode a wild beast hard on the beach - and we're not talking about Josh Bowman.

Poor thing. Do heroin and cocaine give you contact highs?

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus took time out from hating on Robert Pattinson to climb atop a beautiful, strapping being of her own in a shoot for Teen Vogue.

Of course, no one considers the innocent horse's feelings in being manipulated and used as a mere prop as part of Miley's constant bid for attention.

Whose noble steed should PETA rescued first? Tell us below ...

Riding Her AnimalHorse Play

Which horse do you feel most sorry for?

Amy Winehouse's Brown Beauty
Miley Cyrus' White Wonder
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If you need a little more information upon which to base your decision, just click to enlarge some more photos of the respective stars on horseback:

Mount Up!Giddy Up, Miley!Wino HorsinHorseplayHorsing AroundGiddyapWino HorsinMiley the Hippie

Cloris Leachman: Sort of Nude For PETA

Leave it to PETA to make naked, fur-free headlines.

Cloris Leachman, 82, is making friends with salad as PETA's newest nude spokeswoman. In her new ad, the former Dancing With the Stars contestant dons just lettuce and cabbage leaves for the campaign "Let Vegetarianism Grow on You."

Lettuce just say this: Ewww! Peep it below, if you dare ...

Cloris Leachman PETA Ad

A vegetarian, Cloris Leachman is donning her edible dress in New York City's Times Square today. Mmm. You know you want to head down there and eat that piece.

In the past, we've gotten Shanna Moakler, Jenna Jameson and Holly Madison nude for PETA. The animal rights group has totally jumped the shark.

"With that big study out last week showing how skipping meat allows you to live longer, it's perfect timing," a PETA rep said of the provocative ad.

By posing nude, Cloris Leachman, who has already given half of The Hollywood Gossip's writing staff nightmares by regaling us with stories about having sex with Gene Hackman, has officially outdone even herself. Thanks a lot, lady.