Oprah Winfrey Named PETA's 2008 Person of the Year
The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has named talk show queen Oprah Winfrey "Person of the Year."
Oprah Winfrey is an internationally recognized media mogul, the host of the popular Oprah Winfrey Show, and a philanthropist. Oprah uses her fame and listening audience to help the less fortunate, including animals. She has used her show to uncover horrific cases of cruelty to animals in puppy mills and on factory farms, and Oprah even used the show to highlight the cruelty-free vegan diet that she tried!
Because of her continued work for animals, PETA is pleased to name Oprah Winfrey the 2008 Person of the Year.
After viewing a billboard in Chicago reading "Oprah: Do a show on puppy mills. The dogs need you.", Oprah did a show on Puppy Mills, with undercover video footage from a tour of mills which showed dogs in rabbit cages stacked to the ceiling in a stinking room.
She later did a show on conditions on factory farms, exposing the appalling conditions chickens live in by the thousands. They showed conditions on a pig farm, where sows live in single stalls and are artificially inseminated until they can no longer reproduce and are sent to slaughter. She exposed the abuse of veal calves on factory farms.
Because of her continued work for animals, PETA proudly recognizes Oprah Winfrey as the 2008 Person of the Year. You can join Oprah in being an advocate for animals by trying a vegan diet for at least seven days.
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