Silent Auction

The exciting silent auction at PETA's 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards featured dozens of items carefully selected to complement PETA's mission. Our auction highlighted companies, artists, and celebrities with a firm commitment to PETA's values. Here are some of the items that were available for bidding at the gala!

Celebrity Experiences and Memorabilia
PETA Experiences
Clothing and Jewelry
Food and Wine
Fabulous Extras


Seven-Night Health Retreat for Two at Grail Springs in Canada

The winning bidder will enjoy a seven-night restoration retreat for body, mind, and spirit at Grail Springs, an extraordinary lakeside sanctuary north of Toronto, Ontario. Secluded in a magical forest, the resort's trails, crystal outcrops, gardens, and sacred labyrinth invoke a love for nature's beauty. Featuring activity choices such as cleansing, weight loss, fitness, meditation, cooking classes, and personal and spiritual coaching, this is one of the most vibrant wellness retreat centers you'll find anywhere.
Courtesy of Grail Springs

Travel for Two and a One-Week Stay in Hawaii

Holiday Systems International is offering an incredible travel package that includes round-trip airfare for two and a one-week stay at a lovely rental house in Hawaii.
Courtesy of Holiday Systems International

One-Week Stay at a Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Penthouse

Your dream vacation getaway: an elegant, one of a kind, 2,700-square-foot penthouse in the Blue Seas Resort, located right on Los Muertos Beach within the Zona Romantica.
Courtesy of Ray Smith and Puerto Vallarta Penthouse

One-Week Stay at a Beachfront Home in Hawaii

This is your chance to stay in an oceanfront home in Hawaii for five nights with up to five friends. Located on the spectacular North Shore of Oahu, you will be surrounded by the Kualoa Mountains. Your front yard is a wide, sandy beach—great for swimming, whale watching, spectacular sunsets, and viewing the turtles who enjoy life on the North Shore.
Courtesy of Thomas Graffy and Deborah Hyde

Five-Night Stay at Flora del Mar in Todos Santos, Mexico

You and a companion will spend five luxurious nights at this beautiful and relaxing bed and breakfast in Todos Santos, Mexico, the land of perpetual spring and exquisite sunsets. Flora del Mar is an elegant desert oasis by the sea, set on 3 serene, private acres with a swimming pool and tennis court. Enjoy the allure of the ocean and fall asleep to the rhythm of the waves. All rooms have beautiful views, and a short sandy path leads you to a pristine beach. Your furry four-legged friends are welcome too!

Flora del Mar supports an animal rights philosophy, and stays include a vegan breakfast. The property's owner is actively involved in animal rescue and a spay/neuter program for dogs and cats in Mexico.
Courtesy of Marilyn Martin

Five-Night Stay at a Beautiful Log Cabin in Jackson Hole

Enjoy five nights in a secluded cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Lounge on the back deck overlooking the Tetons, curl up and read in the living room, hike through the surrounding woods, and take day trips to the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. This woody oasis has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and sleeps three. It is owned by a wonderful PETA supporter, so you won't find animals in the fridge or skins on the chairs!
Courtesy of Peggy Kaplan

Two Nights at the Enchantment Resort and Spa in Arizona

Enjoy a weekend getaway with a companion at the luxurious Enchantment Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona. Surrounded by the majestic red rock formations of Boynton Canyon and beautiful landscapes unique to Sedona, the Enchantment Resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. One of the top-rated spas in the country, Enchantment is the perfect place to get away from it all.
Courtesy of Enchantment Resort

Weekend Stay at Kate's Lazy Meadow From Kate Pierson of the B-52s

Enjoy a two-night stay for two at Kate's Lazy Meadow in upstate New York, co-owned by Kate Pierson of the B-52s! The Lazy Meadow Motel is located on nine beautiful acres with one big lazy meadow. Inside the cozy, rustic cabins, you'll find mind-blowing mid-century modern/space-age/rock-your-socks-off decor. The suites are filled with authentic 50s-style kitchens turned out with vintage cabinets, Frigidaires, and stoves in dazzling colors! Wait 'til you get a load of Kate's to-die-for tchotchkes from shopping sprees all across America (hey, a girl's got to do something while she's on tour!).
Courtesy of Kate's Lazy Meadow Motel

Two-Night Stay at The Oxford Hotel in Colorado

Enjoy a two-night stay at The Oxford Hotel, located in the historic Lodo district of downtown Denver. Package includes a robe from the hotel and a local soap package.
Courtesy of Dan Hanley and The Oxford Hotel

Celebrity Experiences and Memorabilia

Lunch With Tim Gunn From Project Runway

You are in for an unforgettable experience dining with Project Runway's very own Tim Gunn and PETA's senior vice president of campaigns, Dan Mathews, at the elegant New York restaurant Candle 79. Bring any fashion and style questions with you, as Tim will be delighted to provide feedback and advice. As Tim says, "Make it Work!"
Courtesy of Tim Gunn

Linda McCartney Print Autographed by Sir Paul McCartney

Take home this beautiful Linda McCartney print autographed by Sir Paul McCartney.
Courtesy of Paul McCartney

Lunch With Alicia Silverstone in Los Angeles

Enjoy this rare opportunity to dine with actor, model, producer, author, and dedicated animal advocate Alicia Silverstone. Alicia's many film credits include Clueless, Batman & Robin, The Crush, The Babysitter, Blast From the Past, and many others.
Courtesy of Alicia Silverstone

One-Hour Training Session With Bob Harper From The Biggest Loser

Back in the day, Bob Harper was out of shape, eating poorly, and feeling lousy. When you're not inspired to take charge of your life, it's easy to fall into bad habits. But when you get somebody in your corner who can push you to challenge yourself, that's when great things happen. That's where Bob comes in. His goal is to inspire and motivate people to take charge of their lives, because that's what he needed to turn himself into the person he is today. Are you ready? Let Bob Harper help you take charge with this one-hour training session!
Courtesy of Bob Harper

Two VIP Tickets to The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Grab a friend, because you are headed to a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Los Angeles. With these two VIP tickets, you will be a special part of the audience at one of the best received and most fun talk shows in history!
Courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres

Dinner With Best-Selling Mystery Author Lee Child—and Your Name in Print in His Next Thriller

The winning bidder will have his or her name used for a major character in New York Times best-selling author Lee Childs' next thriller, enjoy dinner with Lee in NYC, and receive an autographed book.
Courtesy of Lee Child

Tattoo by Mario Barth, Celebrity Tattoo Artist Featured in PETA's 'Ink, Not Mink' Ads

Don't miss your chance to score a three-hour personal session with legendary tattoo artist Mario Barth! Barth has tattooed some of today's hottest celebrities, including Lenny Kravitz, Sylvester Stallone, Avril Lavigne, and Tommy Lee, to name only a few, and now he has donated a one-on-one session and custom tattoo to benefit PETA's 30th Anniversary.
Courtesy of Mario Barth

Lakers Tickets From Ron Artest

Professional basketball player Ron Artest of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers has donated these two tickets to PETA, and one lucky bidder will take them home! Artest has gained a reputation as one of the league's premier defenders, and he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. He is also the star of a PETA public service announcement urging basketball fans to "have the balls to spay or neuter your dog."
Courtesy of Ron Artest


Original 'Animals' Thanksgiving' Woodcut Print by Sue Coe

This is your chance to own an original piece by renowned artist Sue Coe, whose work touches on political issues and is often directed toward fighting cruelty to animals. Over the past quarter century, Coe's work has explored factory farming, meat packing, sweat shops, prisons, AIDS, and war. Her commentary on political events and social injustice has been published in newspapers, magazines, and books. Her work hangs in museum and gallery exhibitions and forms an essential part of the personal fine-print collections of artists and activists alike.
Courtesy of Sue Coe

Original Artwork by Shepard Fairey

The winning bidder will take home an exclusive original piece by Shepard Fairey—one of today's most influential artists, widely known as the artist behind the Obama "Hope" poster and his signature "OBEY" artwork.
Courtesy of Shepard Fairey

Four 'Animals in Danger' Paintings by Jane O'Hara

The winning bidder will receive a series of four round paintings by renowned artist Jane O'Hara featuring a mouse, a monkey, a seal, and an elephant.
Courtesy of Jane O'Hara

Dogs of Ron Burns Art Package

Take home this limited-edition giclée by Ron Burns. Also enjoy The Dogs of Ron Burns and Rufus Rhymes books as well as a $100 gift certificate for use on Ron's website!
Courtesy of Ron Burns

Custom Mutts Package and Lunch With Patrick McDonnell

Take home an original hand-colored and signed Mutts Shelter Stories comic strip by Patrick McDonnell, receive a custom drawing of your animal companion with Earl and Mooch, and enjoy lunch with Patrick at Blossom, one of New York's finest vegan restaurants.
Courtesy of Patrick McDonnell

Original New Yorker Cartoon by Harry Bliss

The winning bidder will take home an original hand-drawn New Yorker cartoon by well-known cartoonist and illustrator Harry Bliss.
Courtesy of Harry Bliss

Original Bizarro Cartoon by Dan Piraro

Take home an original hand-colored Bizarro cartoon by Dan Piraro!
Courtesy of Dan Piraro

Custom Animal Companion Portrait Painting by Kathryn Wronski

The winning bidder will take home a certificate for a beautiful custom portrait painting of their animal companion.
Courtesy of Kathryn Wronski

Simpsons Character Drawing of Your Family

Mail in a picture of your family (animals included), and in turn you'll receive a Simpsons character drawing by noted artist Dale Hendrickson, who was head of character design for the first seven seasons of The Simpsons. Some of the regular characters that Dale designed for the show include Kent Brockman, Mayor Quimby, Helen Lovejoy, Rod Flanders, and Dr. Hibbert. Dale also designed characters for guest stars including Spinal Tap, Ringo Star, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Sting, and George H.W. Bush.
Courtesy of Dale Hendrickson

Watercolor Painting of an Elephant by Gwen Ontiveros

The winning bidder will receive a handcrafted wooden hanging sculpture of a mother and baby elephant made by Gwen Ontiveros, inspired by PETA's "Elephants Never Forget" campaign.
Courtesy of Gwen Ontiveros Fine Art

Framed Pencil Drawing by Mark Da Sylva

The winning bidder will receive a beautiful framed pencil drawing of animals by talented artist and great PETA supporter Mark Da Sylva.
Courtesy of Mark Da Sylva

Four Original Farmed Animal Paintings by Kathryn Gainard

Take home this series of four beautiful paintings of farmed animals—a cow, a chicken, a pig, and a lamb—created just for PETA's 30th anniversary.
Courtesy of Kathryn Gainard, A Dying Art Co.

'My Human Is a Rescue' Keithley Pierce Painting and Gift Basket

Enjoy this original painting of a woman with the dog who rescued her, as well as a gift basket of Keithley Pierce items.
Courtesy of Keithley Pierce

Original 'Welcome to the Circus' Illustration by Anthony Cooley

Take home this illustration by Anthony Cooley showcasing the humiliating and sad life of animals who are forced to perform for the sake of entertainment. This painting was featured in a Fake Plastic magazine as well as a local newspaper—and the original can be yours!
Courtesy of X Anthony Cooley

Sterling Silver Triptych Piece by Bijou Graphique

Take home this beautiful sterling-silver triptych piece in honor of "All Creatures Great and Small," handcrafted specially for PETA's silent auction.
Courtesy of Dawn Estrin, Bijou Graphique

Original Watercolor Paintings by Chris McCasland

Grace the walls of your home with these two beautiful watercolor paintings by Chris McCasland of Pangarden Studio. His "Be Kind to Animals" and "Ahimsa" prints are popular on his website, but you can own the originals!
Courtesy of Chris McCasland and Pangarden Studio

'The Truce' Lithograph by The Bird Machine

This limited-edition lithograph was printed using five screens and is signed by talented artist Jay Ryan.
Courtesy of The Bird Machine

Farmed Animal Paintings by Kathryn Gainard

These three beautiful paintings of farmed animals, using acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media, were created especially for PETA's 30th Anniversary and depict animal species PETA works to protect.
Courtesy of Kathryn Gainard, A Dying Art Co.

'Feed the Birds' Giclée Print by Chris McCasland

This beautiful 32-inch by 24-inch giclée print by artist Chris McCasland is the first print in a limited edition of 200.
Courtesy of Chris McCasland and Pangarden Studio

Handcrafted Stained-Glass Hanging Picture by Ken Johnston

This stained-glass picture of two dogs and a cat on a windowsill features a handmade wooden frame and was made by artist and PETA supporter Ken Johnston.
Courtesy of Ken Johnston

PETA Experiences

Social Media Training With PETA Marketing Director Joel Bartlett

The winner will receive a 1.5-hour one-on-one social media training session with PETA Marketing Director Joel Bartlett, followed by lunch at a Los Angeles vegan hotspot. Joel will share his insight on "best practices" based on PETA's award-winning work with social media and discuss what constitutes a strong social marketing strategy.

With more than 900,000 friends on Facebook, more than 100,000 followers on Twitter, and more than 8.2 million views on YouTube, PETA is one of the most popular and active organizations on social media sites. Our blog now ranks in the top one-quarter percent of all the blogs in the world—we believe it to be the most popular nonprofit blog in the world. Last year, PETA was also selected to receive the annual Innovator Award for Advocacy by Convio—the leader in online technology for nonprofits—and was ranked the second-most influential social cause organization (second only to the American Red Cross) by digital-marketing firm Sparxoo. In 2008, Joel Bartlett was named a "Rising Star" by the industry publication OMMA Magazine (Online Media/Marketing/Advertising).
Courtesy of Joel Bartlett

One-on-One Media Training With PETA Media Guru Lisa Lange

The winning bidder will receive a two-hour media training session with PETA's vice president of communications, Lisa Lange, in PETA's Los Angeles office. Lisa will go over tips about how to fine-tune your interview skills and will work with you on how to overcome interview and public-speaking anxiety. She'll discuss how to break bad habits such as talking too fast, give make-up tips and advice on what to wear, and much more. She will show video examples of good and bad interviews and film a role-play session with you on camera so that you can see how you look and where you can improve.

You may have seen Lisa speaking and debating on The O'Reilly Factor, Today, CNBC, Nancy Grace, Larry King Live, and countless other television and radio networks and programs. She has appeared many times on entertainment shows such as Entertainment Tonight, CNN's Showbiz Tonight, and E! to discuss PETA's work in Hollywood. Her efforts to save animals have made headlines in major publications throughout the country, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and USA Today.
Courtesy of Lisa Lange

Dinner With Ingrid Newkirk

Enjoy an evening dinner with PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in your hometown or at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of Ingrid Newkirk

Custom Telephone Answering Message or Video Birthday Message Recorded for You by Ingrid Newkirk

Ingrid Newkirk will either record a custom message for your answering machine so you can spread awareness of animal rights every time you miss a call, or she will record a video birthday message for a special friend of yours.
Courtesy of Ingrid Newkirk

Honor or Remember a True Friend With an Inscription on a Golden Leaf of PETA's Tree of Life

PETA's Tree of Life is on permanent display in our Norfolk headquarters. Each golden leaf on the tree can be inscribed with a special message to honor someone whose commitment to animals is exemplary or to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one.
Courtesy of PETA

Clothing and Jewelry

Diamond and Sapphire Ring and Bracelet

This beautiful matching diamond and sapphire ring and bracelet set is valued at $10,000.
Courtesy of Kimberly Stearns-Weil

Collection of Designer-Inspired Handbags and Bello Iris Shopping Spree

Take home a fabulous collection of designer inspired handbags and a $500 gift certificate for an online shopping spree at You'll find handbags, clothing, shoes, swimwear, lingerie, jewelry, and more at Bello Iris, where fashion meets compassion!
Courtesy of Bello Iris

Victoria's Secret Gift Package

Limited Brands is taking a stand for animals by donating this great gift package to benefit PETA. Spruce up your wardrobe with a collection of merchandise from Victoria's Secret's PINK line, including luggage, a pillow, a bra and panty set, a water bottle, and much more!
Courtesy of Limited Brands, Victoria's Secret

Instant PETA Wardrobe

This PETA Package will hook you up with a great collection of the latest PETA merchandise. The package also includes three PETA gift certificates ($25, $50, and $100) , which will come in handy for the holidays to give away as gifts or keep for yourself.
Courtesy of the PETA Catalog

Ultimate Vegan Package

Express yourself with this complete collection of PETA's "Vegan" statement merchandise. This package includes vegan jewelry, sweatpants, a sweatshirt, an apron, a towel, and more. But that's not all—the winning bidder will also receive a $100 gift certificate to the PETA catalog.
Courtesy of the PETA Catalog

Faux-Fur Coat From Fabulous Furs

This full-length ivory ruched coat was designed by Donna Slayer. Worried it won't fit? You're welcome to exchange it for a different size or color.
Courtesy of Fabulous Furs

Food and Wine

Dinner for Four Prepared by Tal Ronnen

Chef Tal Ronnen—the very same chef who cooked for Oprah Winfrey's shows on vegan diets—will prepare a delicious vegan dinner for you and three friends. One of the most highly regarded vegan chefs working today, Chef Tal is the author of The Conscious Cook (the winner will also receive a signed copy). He has worked with some of the top vegan restaurants in the U.S., in addition to catering Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's vegan wedding, Arianna Huffington's party at the Democratic National Convention, and the first vegan dinner at the U.S. Senate.
Courtesy of Tal Ronnen

Dinner for Two and a Cooking Lesson at Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco

Enjoy dinner for two at Millennium Restaurant, a gourmet vegan restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco. Millennium is often referred to as the pinnacle of vegetarian cuisine, and Chef Eric Tucker is sure to take your taste buds to new heights. You and a companion will also take part in a six-hour cooking-class experience with Chef Tucker—an incredible experience that is offered only a few times a year—and you'll receive a signed copy of the The Millennium Cookbook.
Courtesy of Millennium Restaurant

Five-Year Supply of PETA Peanut Butter

Take home a five-year supply of PETA peanut butter! Peanut Butter & Co. will send you two jars of peanut butter each month for five years (that's 60 months total!). Think you'll get tired of peanut butter? Not to worry! Peanut Butter & Co. will also send other great flavors, such as Mighty Maple, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Cinnamon Raison Swirl, and more.
Courtesy of Peanut Butter & Co.

Get-Fit Vega Package

Enjoy a six-month supply of Vega's new Shake & Go Smoothie and take home a colossal Vega gift basket, including everything from tubs of health and performance optimizers and protein powders to Robert Cheeke's new Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness book, Brendan Brazier's Thrive Fitness book, water bottles, and "VEGAN" running shorts.
Courtesy of Sequel Naturals

Vitamix 5200

Are you ready to embrace health, save time in the kitchen, and save money on groceries? If so, it's time to get the ultimate appliance that vegetarians everywhere are raving about: The Vitamix 5200. There's nothing that this machine can't do quickly and easily! Forget about searching for attachments or sifting through the fine print for instructions. You are about to become the master of more than 50 food feats—every one finished in minutes or even seconds! The Vitamix 5200 is built to outperform and outlast any other kitchen appliance on the market. It comes with a performance warranty guaranteeing that your machine will perform like new for at least seven full years.
Courtesy of Vitamix

Bay Area Vegan Restaurant Package and Lunch With Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

This package includes hundreds of dollars in gift certificates to many of the extraordinary vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. Enjoy an upscale dining experience by the water at Greens Restaurant, try a scrumptious peanut butter vegan shake at Saturn Café, order a custom-made vegan cinnabun with any topping at Cinnaholic, indulge in a vegan ice cream sundae at MaggieMudd, and much more. Better yet, Bay Area native Colleen Patrick-Goudreau—author of numerous vegan cookbooks, founder of Compassionate Cooks, mastermind behind the Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast, and renowned public speaker—will join you for lunch while you're in the area! Colleen can answer all your questions about the ethical, nutritional, culinary, and spiritual aspects of being vegan.
Courtesy of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Saturn Café, Greens Restaurant, Natures Express, Cinnaholic, MaggieMudd Amici's Pizza, and others

Super Napa County Wine Package

Enjoy a magnum of 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards merlot, a case of 2008 chardonnay, three bottles of Larkmead wine, and more—all from one of the most highly regarded wineries in one of the most celebrated Napa wine districts.
Courtesy of Russ Batt and Pride Mountain Vineyards

Fabulous Extras

One-Year Supply of Cleaning Supplies From Earth Friendly Products

Take home a gift basket filled with cleaning supplies from Earth Friendly Products as well as a gift certificate that will take care of your cruelty-free cleaning needs for an entire year!
Courtesy of Earth Friendly Products

One-Year Supply of PetGuard Products

PetGuard will send cruelty-free food and products for your animal companion to your home for one year.
Courtesy of PetGuard

Complete Set of Daisy Dog Pottery

Enjoy this full set of sought-after Daisy Dog pottery, including plates, bowls, a serving platter, a serving bowl, table linens, and much more.
Courtesy of Emily McCoy and Daisy Dog Studio

One-Year Supply of Vegan Dog Food From V-Dog

Is your dog a V-dog? Treat your dog to one year of this healthy and cruelty-free vegan dog food. First produced in 1980, V-dog is recognized as the original vegetarian dog food. V-dog's nutritionists have developed these high-protein Crunchy Nuggets using only natural, healthy, and wholesome ingredients and without the use of artificial colors or preservatives. In addition to the obvious ethical benefits of a vegan diet, feeding a meat-free diet to your dog can also be beneficial for your dog's health. More than 10 generations of dogs have not only survived but actually thrived on V-dog's vegan formula. The health benefits range from improved dental hygiene, healthier skin and coats, improved digestion, improved body composition and weight management, and overall increased energy.
Courtesy of V-Dog

Eight Hours of Professional Eco-Friendly and Vegan Interior Design Services

Shannon Scott of Shannon Scott Design, an internationally recognized design firm that brings environmentally sustainable hospitality and residential interiors to life, is offering eight hours of her interior design services to the lucky winning bidder. Scott's design work extends from fine hotels and spas to golf resorts, intimate wine-tasting rooms to world-class restaurants, and vacation retreats to luxury homes.
Courtesy of Shannon Scott Design

Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America by Frank Cullen

This one-of-a-kind reference work details the history of vaudeville, performance art, burlesque, revue, and comic opera. Most of the artists profiled are not included in other reference books, and the author's extensive research includes archival work and personal interviews that uncover the rich history of this American art form. A must-have for students of theater history and performance art, Vaudeville, Old & New is also essential for anyone interested in the cultural history of America.
Courtesy of Frank Cullen