Proclaimed animal lover Sheryl Crow was attacked by a shark -- or, more accurately, an animal rights group called SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) -- after performing at a rodeo with Kid Rock.
The activists claimed Crow was a hypocrite for donating part of her earnings from her concert performance to wild horses. "How can an organization dedicated to helping wild horses take blood money that was based, in part, on abusing wild horses?" asked a SHARK spokesman.
Supporters of Crow claim her adoption of a wild horse and the time and money she spends to help keep wild horse on public lands proves her commitment to the equines is real. They point out the horses used in the rodeo are not the same ones the government snatches from the range.
Crow is not the first celebrity to get gored by an animal rights group. Here are some other stars who have been sent to the dog house:
PETA Protests "Zookeeper" Movie
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) claims the newly released "Zookeeper" with Kevin James involved animal cruelty. The group has complained that a giraffe died during the filming and an elephant used in the movie belongs to a company PETA claims has a history of abusing animals.
The movie's director, Frank Coraci, denied both charges, explaining the giraffe died after the movie was filmed and the elephant did not come from the blacklisted business. He added the American Humane Association was present on the set to ensure no abuses occurred.
PETA Pounces on Lady Gaga's Meat Dress
Lady Gaga eschewed silk for steak at the 2010 MTV's Video Music Awards at which she received Video of the Year Award. The shock rocker wore a dress made of beef. On its official website, PETA asked, "What's next: the family cat made into a hat?" Vegan celeb Ellen DeGeneres also got into the act, presenting Gaga with a veggie bikini.
PETA calls Olsen Twins "Trollsen" Twins
PETA snarled at the tiny Olsen Twins -- Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen -- for wearing fur. The group ran an ad in 2008 with the vicious headline: "Fur Is Worn by Beautiful Animals and Ugly People." In a statement to the press, the media savvy group announced, "Thin-twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are about to get some publicity that will have them running away faster than if they'd spotted a calorie."
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