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8 Celebrities Who Love and Advocate for Animals

8 Celebrities Who Love and Advocate for Animals
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With all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, much of the incredible animal advocacy work that our favorite celebs are getting involved in can easily be missed.

Thankfully, some stars use their fame and fortune to go above and beyond for animals everywhere.

1. Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix, courtesy of Wikipedia


We all love Joaquin for his show stopping roles in Gladiator and Walk The Line, but behind the scenes he is a big fighter for animal rights and a long time dedicated vegan. By backing and narrating the powerful and earth-shattering documentary Earthlings, which has transformed thousands of lives the world over, as well as campaigning alongside PETA for numerous ads addressing issues such as the exotic skin trade and the fishing industry, Joaquin is making a lot of people think twice about their relationship with animals.

2. Woody Harrelson

Actor, environmentalist and animal advocate, Woody Harrelson works tirelessly to put an end to animal cruelty. Not only has this Academy Award-winning actor done many actions over the years to help animals, he is also the face behind an innovative company that strives to perfect eco-friendly wood-free paper.

Ellen Degeneres, via Wikimedia

3. Ellen DeGeneres


Ellen DeGeneres is an avid animal lover whose childhood ambition was to become a vetinarian. Star of her own comedy talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she has become a household name that is loved and cherished by many. As co-owner of Halo, Purely for Pets, a holistic pet care company, and founder of Joy Kingdom, a Facebook game where players can donate to their favorite animal charity, Ellen doesn’t shy away from speaking out for animals.

4. Steve-O

Steve-O may not be the first celebrity animal advocate that springs to mind, but this adrenaline-loving bad boy is actually a big softie at heart. Steve-O is making huge waves in sharing the plight of farmed animals with one of his greatest achievements being the narration of a video entitled ‘What Came Before‘ for Farm Sanctuary.

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11:02AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Ellen wanted to be a vetinarian? She probably should have tried to be veterinarian instead, because those are real.

4:43AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

blessings for them!

7:05AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

1:56AM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Degenerate is a Cover Girl. That's why she sucks.

4:06AM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

Hope they help spread the words

12:55PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Awesome, but you know what? I didn´t like that Ellen Degeneres was in a Cover Girl commercial; they test on animals!

1:32AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Fantastic ! Blessings to them.

1:04PM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Glad to see that they are pitching in, I'm sure their donations are really helping. However, I haven't seen them advertising any causes on national television networks.

12:24AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013


7:37PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

This is so wonderful to see we only need more powerful voices!

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