Hathaway given calf by PETA

Actress Anne Hathaway poses for photographers as she arrives at the European Premiere of "The...

Actress Anne Hathaway poses for photographers as she arrives at the European Premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Leicester Square, central London, July 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

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Actress Anne Hathaway has been handed a special wedding gift from animal activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for making her weekend nuptials an all-vegan affair.

The Dark Knight Rises star wed actor and jeweller Adam Shulman in California on Saturday and insisted that her big day be meat and dairy free.

To salute the star for her cruelty-free choice, PETA bosses have sponsored a rescued calf, named Peter, in Hathaway's name.

The baby cow was rescued from "a filthy and abusive Pennsylvania dairy factory farm" and is now "thriving" at The Cow Sanctuary in Shiloh, New Jersey.

Peter was infested with lice and suffering from ringworm and pinkeye when he was saved.

PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman says, "By going vegan, Anne is doing the best thing that she can to better her health and save calves like Peter from a life of suffering. Anne is living proof that vegans are beautiful from the inside out."

The calf honour also marks World Farm Animals Day, which is held annually on Oct. 2.


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