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Musician Sheryl Crow may have thought she was showing her support for animal rights when she promised to donate part of the proceeds from an upcoming Wyoming performance to the Cloud Foundation, which protects wild horses -- but some groups disagree. Showing Animals Respect and Kindness called the donation "nothing but PR spin," suggesting that the rodeo where Crow plans to perform abuses wild horses in its events.But the Cloud Foundation's executive director, Ginger Kathrens, pointed out that the horses used at the rodeo are prohibited by law from being taken from the wild for performance. In a statement, Crow said that she recognized "the contrasting and very passionate opinions that people have about this event and rodeos in general," and that her donation was made "in recognition of those differences and out of my love for wild horses," says MSNBC.
Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and Other Musicians Support Agriculture
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and Snoop Dogg
might not seem like they have much in common musically, but they are on the same page when it comes to supporting farmers: Ecorazzi
reports that Nelson and friends -- including Dave Matthews, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp -- are gearing up for this year's Farm Aid
, scheduled for August 13 in Kansas City, while Snoop Dogg is auctioning off a $50,000 day with him in the recording studio on Charity Buzz.
Farm Aid has raised more than $39 million to support farm families since its 1985 beginning, and Snoop Dogg promised to donate the winning bid from his auction to Urban Farming, a non-profit that installs gardens on vacant land in Detroit to feed the needy.
Emily Deschanel on Eating a Vegan Diet While Pregnant
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Natalie Portman, Pink, and Alicia Silverstone have already given birth, but plenty of eco-celebrities are still talking about green plans for their pregnancies: This week, Emily Deschanel
, star of "Bones", opened up to Ladies Home Journal
about staying vegan throughout her pregnancy, reports Vegetarian Star. "Saying no to meat makes me feel stronger inside; I feel aligned with my morals and ethics," she says. "I still have to defend myself because people don't understand it. As a pregnant woman especially, people will say to me, 'You must eat meat and dairy.'" Ashley Koff, a dietician who works with Deschanel, told People.com
that the star has been hooked on smoothies made with nut better, berries, and coconut water during her pregnancy.
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Musician Sheryl Crow may have thought she was showing her support for animal rights when she promised to donate part of the proceeds from an upcoming Wyoming performance to the Cloud Foundation, which protects wild horses