by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats
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Even though they have a rather contentious past together, PETA is reaching out to Lindsay Lohan in an effort to help with her “financial woes”.

Of course, there’s a catch — and it involves the troubled actress going vegan. If she sticks with it during her entier three-month at California’s Betty Ford Clinic, they’ll throw $10K her way. Should she stick with the diet for a year afterwards, they’ll cough up another $10K.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk told the LA Times, “Lindsay Lohan is the most visible example of a real addict, and if she can conquer her addiction to meat and cheese, absolutely anyone can. If she does, she’ll not only save animals but save her own health, and she’ll be an example to the millions of people who watch her every step.”

Lohan recently expressed dismay in a probation report that she might not be able to afford her time in rehab; with total costs somewhere around $53,000. Guess she should have thought of that before failing two court-ordered drug tests.

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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  • Keith

    What The F*ck?
    Financial woes? Not your problem PETA! She’s not a freaking Shih Tzus that needs a shelter. She’s spoiled sh*t that isn’t going to learn anything if you pay her way out.

  • Miranda

    I have to say once again that I cannot support this latest publicity stunt. First with Octomom and now this. This is not what donors think their hard-earned money is going to. Lindsay is an addict who always gets bailed out of her problems one way or another. Please don’t let this time be from you PETA. I understand your thought process but seriously don’t agree with it. You want her to go vegan so you are going to throw 10k her way and then another 10k? That is ridiculous. I’m positive there are other worthy organizations (sea shephard) for instance that could really use that funding. I am disturbed by this news and don’t know how much longer I can support PETA. I totally agree with Keith and I’m sure many other concerned people. Don’t do this! She did this to herself…The many, many animals that you could save did not ask for what they’ve been handed. Please, please don’t throw this money away. I really need to read your mission statement again and maybe you should too. Miranda

  • http://www.yahoo.com Nancy

    This is absolutly ridiculous!! What a waste of money. Horrible decision by PETA.

  • Kayleigh

    PETA has gradually made a mockery of themselves. They are hurting animals in my opinion. They have always done these outrageous things (i.e. dumping blood on people in furs) and it hurts their cause. They make all people who believe in humane treatment of animals look like radical nuts. I’m so sick of PETA, they’re responsible for a great many people writing off caring for the environment. I stopped listening to PETA a long time ago. They don’t know how to respectfully and responsibly inform people. They make those of us who truly care about the environment look ridiculous. Why don’t they put some of that $ they were going to give to Lindsay Lohan and put it towards improving the lives of animals? Shame on PETA!!!

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