by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Fashion
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amy smart

Last we heard of Amy Smart, she had just paid a visit to the eco-friendly Method Pop-Up Store in Chicago. Yesterday, the actress and former fashion model was backstage at the Green Initiative Humanitarian Fashion Show during LA Fashion Week. Amy wanted to meet Rowdy, the monkey, one of the stars from the runway who came out with Sandy Skinner (owner of green brand, EcoSkin) after her collection premiered. Rowdy is a Capuchin monkey and part of a program called Animal Actors Worldwide.

Now, I understand that animals are a part of the Hollywood scene — something that many organizations, such as PETA, are against. With this in mind, I have to question the organization Animal Actors Worldwide. Not only do they carry the “PETA Kills Animals” banner on their site — but they also have “zero” information on how their “affection-trained” animal actors are treated, trained, etc.

Anyone have any thoughts on this organization or experiences? And AAW, if you’re reading, I’d be interested to hear a bit more from your side as well.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Natasha

    Those poor animals. How disgusting. Funny how they say PETA kills animals when AAW does!