Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Veganism in the news

'K, so I don't usually read tabloids or follow entertainment ''news''. I've been living cable-free for over two years and generally care more about my cats' relationships than Brad and Angelina's. That being said, I read a blurb on the only entertainment site I do read from time to time, Ecorazzi, that turned my head a little, 'cause good press is just plain ol' good press. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married this past weekend. Back in October, Gray Francione had addressed the big ''to do'' over Ellen's adopted dog Iggy, taking a bit of a reasonable look at what customarily happens when people adopt from rescue groups. At the time, he'd also taken issue with the fact that Ellen had sobbed on national TV over a dog, while happily reporting this or that animal-based meal on her blog. Which, brings me back to the fact that DeGeneres and de Rossi were married this past weekend. After they exchanged rings, an all-vegan meal was served to their guests -- including a vegan wedding cake. As far as I know, neither DeGeneres or de Rossi is even vegetarian, but I think the gesture was swell.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ellen should do the right thing and stop eating the animals she says she loves.