Saturday, January 26, 2008

Natalie Portman cares about animals

Natalie Portman, a vegetarian for the past 17 years, has a new leather-free shoe line out through Te' Casan. Recently turned vegan, Natalie says using fur and leather is "unnecessary, and cruelty against animals makes any fashion ugly."

I heard this girl was vegetarian years ago, but she never said a peep about animal-rights in public. Her recent trip to Rwanda to document the plight of mountain gorillas barely registered a blip in the press. (But Natalie wearing purple in Paris, a few months ago, caused a major stir. What gives?) I'm glad to see Natalie Portman is stepping up and taking a stand against animal cruelty in the fashion world. And I'm loving her Mary-Janes.

To see Natalie's cute, leather-free line visit

To learn more about her trip to Rwanda visit Animal Planet's Gorillas on the Brink