Love was definitely in the air last Sunday night as Hollywood’s finest came out in support of VOTE YES ON PROP 2 at the “Making History Under the Stars” gala hosted by lovebirds, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi. Prop 2 is the Californian Prevention of Farm Cruelty Act which aims to help stop animal cruelty, improve our health and safety, support family farmers, and protect our air and water.
The star-studded fete, held in Bel Air, brought out passionate and vocal supporters of the Proposition, including Heather Graham, James Cromwell, Amy Smart, Jared Leto and a bevy of others all with the same call of concern for a better quality of life for farm animals who spend all their lives incarcerated in crates, where they do not have enough room to turn around, lie down, or even stretch their legs.
James Cromwell, who is one of the animal kingdom’s staunchest supporters, literally brought us to tears when discussing the reality of farm animals’ lives and suffering. “It’s like being in a concentration camp. I’ve worked with animals and they’re extraordinary creatures.”
One of my personal faves of the green carpet brigade, Constance Marie, who was very pregnant and glowing, told us “It is such a wonderful step in raising our animals humanely, raising them in a more healthy way which in turn will be healthier for us.” Jennifer Coolidge and Meredith Eaton both concurred, whilst Emily Deschanel said, “It’s a no-brainer for people’s health, for the environment and for the humane treatment of these animals.”
Corey Feldman and Esai Morales were having far too much fun on the green carpet but were all business when it came to Prop 2. As Esai said, “If you’re going to eat animals, at least let them live a life.” Corey, a vegetarian for 25 years agreed, “You have to be healthier about it; organic, cage-free, there are so many ways to go. People need to be more collectively conscious of everything that’s going on.” Wendie Malick joined the party and told us that “At the very least when an animal gives up its life for you to be on your table, you don’t want to feel like you’re eating fear and suffering. It’s not a good thing to do.” And Olivia Wilde, who is credited for bringing recycling bins onto the set of House, chimed in that we need to stop industrialized farming in the US. “It’s really scary the road we’re going down, and it’s time to get back to small organic farms.”
The incredible Arianna Huffington could not believe there would even be opposition to the Act and told us that voting no doesn’t make any sense, whilst Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane Society of the United States, was thrilled that so many wonderful people had come out in support. “Prop 2 is a measure to promote kindness to all farm animals. All animals deserve humane treatment including those raised for food. There’s just no good reason not to vote yes on Prop 2.”
So there you have it! The overwhelming consensus of the evening was that voting yes on Prop 2 is the obvious choice. For the goodness of animals, for the health of the planet, and for the health of each and every one of us. So come on all you Cali Razzis! This November, just say YES!!!