What do you get when you cross a chick, a pig, and "the Queen of Beauty"? Four fabulous new ads featuring Taiwanese actor Barbie Hsu. The latest celebrity to pose for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific's vegetarian campaign, it's easy to see why Barbie was recently crowned Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian. And even though she has played opposite a menagerie of hot actors in numerous films and dramas, from Meteor Garden to Corner With Love to the upcoming Summer of Bubbles, Barbie's PETA co-stars are her cutest yet.
Why does Barbie feel so "connected" to her cuddly co-stars? Unique and fascinating animals, chickens are not that different from humans. Like us, they experience fear and pain.
And from the moment they are born to the time of their death, pigs, chickens and other animals raised for food are subjected to fear, pain and suffering on factory farms. Confined to dark, filthy warehouses, animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. They routinely undergo debeaking, tail-docking, and castration—all without any pain relief. At slaughter, many are scalded or dismembered while they are still alive.
"Animals are like my family, brothers, sisters and friends," says Barbie. "We're all equal. I love them all, that's why I won't eat them."
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