Heather Mills McCartney has joined the McCartney family's efforts to promote animal rights. A photograph of Heather will appear on the cover of the People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) 2004 Shopping Guide for Caring Consumers. Now it its 14th edition, the shopping guide features more than 500 companies which have signed a statement promising never to test any ingredients or finished products on animals. The products listed in the guide range from personal care items to household cleaners.
Heather's endorsement marks her first public support for PETA's animal rights campaigns. In the cover photo, Heather wears ethically produced cotton clothing and plastic shoes. The photo caption declares, "Have a look that kills, without killing." A PETA source states:
"We approached Miss Mills McCartney over the summer to support the guide. She gave us an exclusive photograph and this endorsement marks her first public support for our animal rights campaigns -- an issue that is also very dear to her husband, Sir Paul McCartney."
The Daily Mail is reporting that Stella is not pleased that Heather has joined the family's campaign against cruelty to animals. The newspaper quotes one of Stella's friends as saying:
"There are thousands of charities out there so she is annoyed that Heather has chosen one that is so linked with her mother and herself. It appears that nothing is sacred and it is proof, once again, that she is trying to outdo Linda. To Stella, her mum was irreplaceable, but she feels that Heather really is trying to step into her shoes."
Starting this week, the PETA 2004 Shopping Guide will be available for $8.95 in bookstores and health-food stores throughout the United States. Copies of the Guide can be ordered online from PETA or by calling 1-800-483-4366.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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