by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes
Tags: .


Audrina Patridge, reality star of hit show The Hills, is straying a bit from the devil she plays on television to go angelic for PETA. On a billboard set to be unveiled today on L.A.’s Beverly Boulevard, Patridge poses in a sexy angel outfit with her rescued dog, Speedy Gonzalez, next to the line, “Be an Angel for Animals-Always Adopt, Never Buy.”

“Each year, 6-8 million unwanted dogs and cats are turned in to shelters, and half are killed because there aren’t enough good homes,” she says in a statement released by PETA. “The solution to this problem is as easy as ABC – animal birth control. Always spay and neuter, and never buy from a pet store or a breeder.”

For more, hit Audrina’s PETA page here.

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.

View all posts by Michael dEstries →
  • Misty Snatchwrath

    What do Animal Rights and the Exploitation of Women have in common?

    NOTHING. Unless you work in PeTA’s marketing department.


  • Run-DMS

    Surely her efforts would be better spent with the SPCA.

  • Kelsey

    Speedy is adorable, the ad is beautiful, and PETA is an amazing animal rights charity! Thank you for sharing this!

  • tina

    It’s a beautiful picture of Audrina, and a wonderful message.

  • Ashley

    Did they have to Photoshop it so much?

  • VeggieTart

    They’re ripping off the SPCA’s “Angel” message. Musician Sarah McLachlan has done PSAs on the SPCA’s behalf with her song “Angel” playing the background.

  • Shelly

    Adorable dog and a beautiful picture… such a wonderful message. Thank YOU Audrina. Oh and VeggieTart, PETA has been running these ads for years. Well before SPCA’s “Angel” ad. Famke Janssen was the BEST.

  • Steph

    Feather FAIL!@!@!

    I know it’s not a “Vegan” message but still….feathers=not animal friendly imo.

  • Rebekah

    Great message, but honestly, does it have to be so sexy? Sure she’s beautiful but that doesn’t mean that she has to appear in the ad in a bra and panties. I have to agree with the first comment posted here. PETA’s marketing tactics disgust me.