Veronica Mars, Anti-Fur Centerfold?
The animal rights movement has hit fictional Neptune, California. In the most recent episode of Veronica Mars, the teen private eye is hired to track down a research monkey, stolen by militant animal rights group PHAT (People for Humane Animal Treatment). In the course of her investigation she infiltrates a student animal rights group, dupes a Ted Nugent-like character into donning a ‘Meat Is Murder’ sweatshirt, and is asked to pose nude for an anti-fur calendar. (She was being punked on that last one. Even fictional animal rights activists like to make fun of PETA.) Thankfully, when it’s all over, Veronica, played by real-life vegetarian Kristen Bell, earns true animal rights bona fides without having to violate her no-nudity clause.