NAIROBI – In a misconceived Peta protest Reese Witherspoon has captured, killed, butchered, grilled and eaten a lion.
‘I hope by eating this beautiful creature to draw attention to their status as an endangered species,’ Reese Witherspoon wrote in her blog, Eat the Earth. ‘There aren’t many of these wonderful creatures left and now – by eating one of them – there is one less and nothing you can do or say is ever going to change that.’
Reese Witherspoon – who was once in a film I think – has long been an outspoken if occasionally erratic advocate of animal rights. She disrupted the 1998 Oscar ceremony by turning up dressed as a mouse to protest the long history of ‘bias, prejudice and misrepresentation of mice in films’.
Peta have occasionally tried to distance themselves from the Legally Blond star, saying that she ‘doesn’t represent nor apparently understand many of our key principles though she is very generous with her time and money.’