Vegan Anne Hathaway given a cow

Anne Hathaway received a wedding gift from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA was reportedly so pleased about the vegan menu at her wedding that they decided to present her with a calf named Peter. Her menu, which didn’t consist of any animal products, was also completely dairy-free. Tracy Reiman, executive vice president of PETA said: “By going vegan, Anne is doing the best thing that she can to better her health and save calves like Peter from a life of suffering. Anne is living proof that vegans are beautiful from the inside out.” According to PETA, cows on dairy factory farms are continually impregnated to supply milk. Female calves go through the same cycle as their mother, however, male calves are considered “useless by-products and [the farmers] typically sell them for veal.” Peter was contaminated with lice and had ringworm as well as pink eye and was living in a pen that consisted of urine and feces. “That would likely have been Peter’s fate, but after our investigation, we got cruelty charges brought against the farm and were able to purchase Peter and another male calf, Jerry, and send them to the serene Cow Sanctuary.”  ~Luxy Hariharan

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  1. Annie • October 18, 2012 @ 10:22 AM

    Good for her! I wonder where she’s keeping it?

  2. jim bean • October 18, 2012 @ 10:25 AM


  3. Pen • October 18, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

    What a waste of steak, roasts, ribs and hamburger. Anyone up for a BBQ??

  4. Annie • October 18, 2012 @ 11:48 AM

    Yeah, let’s BBQ you, Pen.

  5. MovieGoer • October 18, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

    The cow was not actually given to her, I think it was saved and then donated to the Cow Sanctuary in her name. I have no particular issue with PETA’s actions here, they do make the world a better place for all of it’s inhabitants, but donating in her name was just a publicity stunt to call media attention to their work and the plight of the animals in this particular case.

  6. Vegan • October 18, 2012 @ 1:11 PM

    Who cares if it was a publicity stunt or not. People who are in the position to draw attention to PETA’s work should get more involved. I am sure Anne was pleased that an animal was saved.

  7. Moi • October 18, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

    Psst…beef is yummy. Sorry, but it IS called the food chain. Plus, how many inncoent non-verbal plants were murdered viciously so she could have no meat?!

  8. Meh • October 18, 2012 @ 2:45 PM

    One day we’ll eat you herbivores. Hathaway looks like a lil English boy with that cut.

  9. NummyNum • October 18, 2012 @ 2:50 PM

    Well her skin sure is clear and the whites of her eyes very white. Vegan diets are fine as long as they’re getting enough protein.
    I don’t eat much meat anymore but I do still love a nicely done pork chop, steak or pot roast on occasion.

  10. BruceWayne • October 18, 2012 @ 7:56 PM

    This isn’t a car!

  11. JohnnyEnglish • October 18, 2012 @ 7:58 PM

    PETA is a useless organization. Anne Hathaway is a hot mess, yum yum.

  12. Craven • October 18, 2012 @ 7:58 PM

    I don’t think I can handle a vegan diet. Sounds like too much of a chore than a lifestyle.

  13. Meaghan • October 18, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

    No wonder she has a slim figure. There’s your secret to a slim waist ladies, go vegan.

  14. avengergirl • October 18, 2012 @ 8:01 PM

    Only if she was a black widow on the avengers. That would have been pretty awesome. You go girl.

  15. dexter • October 18, 2012 @ 8:03 PM

    If we don’t eat the cows, all that methane gas they produce will pollute the planet. I think it’s a good thing we are eating cows but we need to scale it down when it comes to torture and manufacturing of cows. How can see give up on a juicy steak with mash potatoes and fava beans.

  16. crimsonbolt • October 18, 2012 @ 8:05 PM

    This article actually makes want to go vegan and anne hathaway being my role model makes me want to do it even more.

  17. Gaby • October 18, 2012 @ 9:45 PM

    I guess the phrase “don’t have a cow” really applies to her.

  18. mitch • October 18, 2012 @ 11:19 PM


  19. Rosie • October 19, 2012 @ 1:59 AM

    @Annie, that made me laugh hahaha!

    But in all seriousness, kudos to Anne for continuing with her vegan diet and lifestyle. Not only is she improving her health, but also promoting sustainability.

    Good to hear about positive things in the media nowadays.

  20. Dee55 • October 19, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    Disagree with the comment on eating cows to limit methane gas. The demand for beef and dairy products actually encourages breeding of more and more cattle to meet that demand. More cows = more methane.

  21. zuh • October 19, 2012 @ 8:13 AM

    Godspeed Peter…. until I see your nasties in a Big Mac.

  22. Brandon • October 19, 2012 @ 2:33 PM

    Why do all vegan people look so skinny and unhealthy?
    Proof that cutting out milk and chicken is terrible for you.
    Our cavemen ancestors survived by hunting animals…..not sunflowers.
    Whatever they did is the way it should be naturally.

  23. Anne • October 19, 2012 @ 11:28 PM

    the article says “Peter and another male calf, Jerry, and send them to the serene Cow Sanctuary” as in peta gave a gift in her honor, not giving her the cow to raise. it’s a good gift if your into buying an animal or donating something in someone elses honor. my aunt used to get us a nice card, Christmas ornament and a animal for a developing country, family.

  24. Sparky • October 20, 2012 @ 3:38 AM

    PETA = EVIL! Supporting PETA is supporting a TERRORIST Organization! They use fear and terror tactics to push there agenda on the people of the world. Animals should be treated humanely and we should protect them from unnecessary harm but they are NOT equal to humans and don’t deserve the same rights. There is nothing wrong with eating meat as is there is nothing wrong with following a vegan diet, it’s all a choice. Something PETA wants to take away from everyone, the right to choose!

  25. Joseph • October 20, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

    @Brandon dude, the Paleolithic diet of the cavemen was suitable to their time because they hunt for their food, and hunting uses a lot of their energy. We as a society have our food handed to us on a platter, while sitting on a comfy chair. I don’t think it’s exactly the same. If you want to survive on the caveman diet, I better see you with a bow and arrow chasing after a gazelle.

  26. Darko • October 20, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

    I think as a society, the way we treat animals is pathetic and disturbing. We think of meat as if it were some material good, when it fact it was once living. The way meat is packaged to be sold at the local market is indicative of how lost we are as a society. I would dare someone to eat a Big Mac, just after witnessing a cow get slaughtered in front of them. They can’t, unless you are really sick. People don’t like to think of meat as a life that once was, rather their idea about meat is founded on impractical knowledge. It leaves no value to the life that was sacrificed.

  27. Darko • October 20, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

    @Sparky PETA isn’t all that bad. They are making an effort to change the views of how we see meat, and how we treat animals. But I don’t all agree with their methodology. Using sex to sell your idea, is not moving forward, it’s a step back.

  28. Michael • October 20, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

    Words from Ghandi: “Be the change you would like to see in the world” And this directly applies to how we as humans should go about life. Going Vegan is a personal choice, and it might encourage others to do it too but it shouldn’t be forced.

  29. Badgirl • October 20, 2012 @ 1:56 PM

    I don’t know jack (explicit) about being a vegan but having read this and anne hathaway being a true inspiration for me growing up, I just might look into it.

  30. GDragon • October 20, 2012 @ 1:58 PM

    This gender selection of calves, is disgusting and more so on the treatment of these poor calves. I eat meat, but I would never ever touch veal. It’s cruel and inhumane.

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