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Lipton tea

Tea has been around for centuries. So why would Lipton conduct research on animals to examine its safety?

It was all a plan to prove bogus health claims made by the company that failed to show any evidence of being accurate.

According to PETA, investigators subjected animals to the following experiments:

Rabbits: “fed a high-fat, cholesterol-laden diet, leading to extreme hardening of the arteries. They were then fed tea to see if it affected the lesions that formed on the animals’ arteries. After the experiment, the rabbits’ heads were cut off.”

Mice: “bred to suffer from a painful bowel inflammation were fed tea ingredients in order to see if the tea had any effect on their condition. After the test, experimenters killed the mice by suffocating them or breaking their necks.”


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Katy Perry Eating Tofu Turkey With Russell Brand This Christmas

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 in Couples, Food & Drink.

Katy Perry Grazia

Katy Perry Grazia

Katy Perry‘s on the cover of Italian magazine Grazia’s latest issue and inside she shares her plans for this holiday weekend’s dinner with newlywed husband Russell Brand.

“There will be me and Russ and a pink Christmas tree and a tofu-urky. We’ll open one present the night before because that’s the tradition in my family. And we’ll do something new. We’ll start our own new tradition because we are a family now.”

Could that new tradition include eating veg throughout the entire year and not just during the holidays?

The couple has reportedly also given up dairy at least until the end of the year and both have been eating a diet of plant-based proteins like tofu and raw vegetables to get in better shape.

What’s your veg tradition for the holidays?

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Big Cats Gone Wild. Tigers Love Catnip Too (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 in Animal Issues, Humor, Videos.

Big Cat Rescue is a non-profit sanctuary for rescued exotic felines. It’s home to 14 of the 35 species of wild cats, housing over 100 residents of tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots and more, rescued from abused and abandonment situations where they were held as pets, performing animals or being hunted for their fur.

The organization has a YouTube channel with several videos showing its tenants in action.

Apparently, tigers and other giant kitties like catnip just like housecats do. All but one lion named Joseph went absolutely nuts when given the catnip. Knowing he’d make a fool of himself all over the Internet, Joseph refrained. He must be the smart kind of guy who never puts embarrassing drunk photos of himself on Facebook.

The active ingredient in catnip, nepatalactone, is very close to a chemical found in the urine of female cats and some experts believe this is why unneutered males may react more strongly to it than females and sterilized males.

Besides gender, genetics and environmental factors are also thought to be responsible for the difference in reaction.

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Joshua Gomez, who plays Chuck’s co-worker Morgan Grimes on the NBC television series about a computer store geek who accidentally downloads government secrets to his brain, “Chuck,” is a vegetarian in real life.

So when it came time to devour the meatball sub sandwich from Subway presented to him during a scene on “Chuck  Vs. The Leftovers,” we got a little nervous when he was about to chow down. Was the sandwich stuffed with wheatballs instead? Luckily (or perhaps a little unluckily for Morgan), his dinner is interrupted by an unexpected customer carrying a weapon.

Subway doesn’t offer much for vegans except a Veggie Delight with no cheese on Italian bread. If you’d like to see that change, maybe you should look into Compassion Over Killing’s “We Love Subway” campaign.


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Duff Goldman Uses Cage-Free Eggs For Charm City Cakes

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 in Animal Issues, Chefs, Food & Drink, Recipes.

Duff Goldman

Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes,” has made the announcement that he’s switching to cage-free eggs for his company, Charm City Cakes.

Goldman joins fellow celebrity chef Guy Fieri and dozens of national retailers and franchises like Quizno’s and Denny’s to source eggs from farms that don’t confine hens in cages so small, they aren’t even able to spread their wings. Cage-free hens have 2-3 times more space than caged hens.

“Charm City Cakes is pleased to have switched to only using cage-free eggs, which is a great way to improve animal welfare and meet our customers’ expectations for being socially responsible,” said Duff.


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Trisha Yearwood Has One Of Top Five Worst Cookbooks For Health

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 in Books, Food & Drink, Nutrition-Health-Fitness.

Home Cooking by Trisha Yearwood

Home Cooking by Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood and her husband Garth Brooks may have a string of number one country hits but the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine places their cookbook anywhere but near the top when it comes to heart-healthy eating.

The group of doctors who recommend a plant-based diet has named the top worst cookbooks of 2010 which include titles by Yearwood, Gordon Ramsay, a Top Chef Collection and more.

Here’s just a little of what PCRM had to say about Yearwood’s Home Cooking, which includes a breakfast recipe for almost a dozen eggs!

“The Georgia native presents her recipes with family stories and tips, but unfortunately, the book does not take into account the state of Southerners’ health. States in the Southeast have the highest rates of obesity in the nation, but Yearwood’s recipes are loaded with fat and cholesterol. Garth’s Breakfast Bowl, for example, includes eight large eggs, a pound each of bacon and sausage, cheese tortellini, cheddar cheese, tater tots, and butter.”


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Slice Of Celebrity Vegan Birthday Cake To (Drum Roll)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 in Birthdays, Male Musicians, Male Singers.

Pearl Jam

A big slice of vegan birthday cake goes out to the following vegetarian or vegan celebrities today.

Photo: PR Photos

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Joan Rivers Supports NYC Law Against Prolonged Dog Chaining

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 in Actresses, Animal Issues, Politicians.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers has written to New York city council member Christine C. Queen, urging the passage of a law proposed by councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. that would forbid keeping a dog chained for more than three hours during a 12 hour period.

“I hope this Tethering Bill passes not just for the sake of the poor dogs tied up outside in the cold, but for the sake of the sons of bitches* who do this—because what I’d do to the creeps would be far worse than what any police officer would do!” Rivers wrote in the letter.

Almost four years ago, Vallone called for this type of measure, saying, “There’s no reason to have your dogs chained up for more than three hours. They become more aggressive, they bite more, they’re nervous, and they’re scared.”


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