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DeGeneres, Gunn honored by PETA

Jan. 2, 2010 at 3:25 PM

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said U.S. TV personalities Ellen DeGeneres and Tim Gunn are PETA's Woman and Man of the Year.

The animal rights group said in a release Wednesday that DeGeneres earned her award for promoting awareness of animal issues on her TV talk show and Web site.

Gunn, a mentor on the TV series "Project Runway," was honored for narrating a PETA video on animal rights violations and for his outspoken opposition to the use of fur.

"Wearing fur is like wearing a big sign reading, 'I'm in favor of inflicting cruelty and pain on animals as a fashion statement.' Unspeakable torture is inflicted on dogs, cats, bunnies, raccoons, foxes, minks, and myriad trapped, helpless creatures in the name of fashion--yes, dogs and cats," Gunn said recently.

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