After learning that a chincilla breeder was planning on electrocuting hundreds of animals if she could not sell her business, PETA US stepped in and saved every single animal
PETA US recently closed down one of the largest chinchilla ranches in California, and in honour of Brangelina's marriage, the group has named two of the rescued chinchillas after them.
Brad and Angie, the chinchillas, are up for adoption at PETA US' Virginia headquarters.
"Among Brad and Angelina's kind acts are their animal rescues – as well as making their wardrobes fur-free – so naming two of PETA US' rescued chinchillas in their honour seems an apt wedding present", says PETA UK spokesperson Yvonne Taylor. "We can all follow this couple's great example – and help chinchillas like Brad and Angie – by refusing to wear any real animal fur."
PETA US' website has the chinchillas' back story: they were two of more than 400 chinchillas whom the group rescued from Valley View Chinchilla Ranch, which described itself as a breeder of "pets" – despite allegedly electrocuting, skinning, and then selling the pelts of chinchillas who didn't sell or "work out" as companions so that they could be made into bedspreads, coats, and scarves.
You can read PETA US' congratulatory letter to the Brangelina here.