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7 Celebrity Activists Who Love Helping Animals

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Kristen Bell

A vegetarian since she was 11 years-old, Kristin Bell fostered animals from Michigan Humane Society and she now supports the San Diego based Helen Woodward Animal Center. She also took the top honor in PETA’s “World’s Sexiest Vegetarians” award in 2006, and told the organization of her how her love for animals led her to choose that lifestyle.

“I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with—dogs and cats, for example—from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts!”

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1:04AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

THE ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDA SETS FORTH THE GOALS FOR ENDING THE USE OF ANIMALS
The following agenda represents the "animal liberation plank" offered by animal rights activists for inclusion in the 1987 Green Party Platform. It was first published in Animals' Agenda magazine in November 1987.
1. We are firmly committed to the eventual abolition by law of animal research, and call for an immediate prohibition of painful experiments and tests. The billions of dollars disbursed annually by the National Institutes of Health for animal experiments should be rechanneled into direct health care, preventive medicine, and biomedical research using non-animal tests and procedures. In addition, the government should fund projects to develop and promote non-animal technologies where they do not yet exist so that animal experiments may be rapidly phased out. In the meantime, procedural mechanisms must be established to allow for greater public scrutiny of all research using animals.
2. The use of animals for cosmetics and household product testing, tobacco and alcohol testing, psychological testing, classroom demonstrations and dissection, and in weapons development or other warfare programs must be outlawed immediately.
3. We encourage vegetarianism for ethical, ecological, and health reasons. As conversion of plant protein to animal flesh for human consumption is an energetically inefficient means of food production, a vegetarian diet allows for wiser use of the world's limited food

1:02AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare
Animal Rights is a concept that all animals are entitled to possession of their own lives and to end all human “Exploitation” of animals. This includes but is not limited to eating meat, hunting, rodeos, horse shows, zoos, using animals for veterinarian or medical research, dog shows, circuses, guide dogs for the blind, police or work dogs, rescue dogs, working animals and the practices of pet ownership.
Animal Welfare Is to prevent suffering and cruelty to animals. The desire to Implement Humane Treatment of animals in all aspects of the animal enterprise. To provide a sanctuary for homeless, abandoned, abused or unwanted pets. Adhering to responsible practices in all aspects of animal wellbeing, including proper housing, management, disease prevention and treatment, responsible care, humane handling, and, when necessary, humane euthanasia.

Animal Welfare or Animal Rights?

Here are some of the differences:
As animal welfare advocates. . .

• We seek to improve the treatment and well-being of animals.
• We support the humane treatment of animals that ensures comfort and freedom from unnecessary pain and suffering.
• We believe we have the right to "own" animals -- they are our property.
• We believe animal owners should provide loving care for the lifetime of their animals.

As animal rights activists. . .

• They seek to end the use and ownership of animals, including the keeping of

10:54AM PDT on Apr 16, 2014

SPARKY IS A DIABETIC MINI SCHNAUZER WITH CATARACTS. CATARACTS ARE A COMMON RESULT OF DIABETES. HIS HUMAN HAD TO GIVE HIM UP BECAUSE SHE IS TOO OLD TO TAKE CARE OF HIM ANY LONGER. I AM FOSTERING HIM UNTIL WE CAN FIND HIM A NEW HOME. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PLACE DIABETIC DOGS, EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO PLACE A BLIND DIABETIC DOG. I AM TRYING TO GIVE SPARKY A BETTER CHANCE TO BE ADOPTED. IT ALSO BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE AN ANIMAL GO BLIND. MY SWEET DOG BAILEY IS NEARLY BLIND AND I CAN SEE HOW FRUSTRATING IT IS FOR HIM. SPARKY AND I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL TO ANYONE FOR ANY HELP. IF I AM ABLE TO RAISE ENOUGH TO GET THIS SURGERY I WILL POST THE BILL SO PEOPLE CAN SEE THAT THE MONEY WAS USED EXACTLY AS STATED, FOR CATARACT SURGERY. THE SURGERY FOR ONE EYE IS A LITTLE MORE THAN $2,000. I HAVE RAISED $1,000 SO FAR. http://www.gofundme.com/2v8pmc







11:24AM PDT on Mar 17, 2014

I think Pink is also a animals' rights activist?

9:53AM PST on Nov 17, 2013

These are the kinds of celebrities it's worth looking up to. Thanks for sharing and add pauley perrette to the list. :)

1:29AM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

Its great that these people lend their voices and time to animals in need. Ellen is doing it all the time and has adopted one or two dogs. I forget their names tho

9:19AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Kristen Bauer Van Straten (Pam, from True Blood) is also a well respected animal advocate!

5:03AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

2:32AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

While I appreciate the efforts of these "celebrities" I realize that something is terribly wrong ... with me? I don't know any of the seven! Am I missing out on something?

6:55PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Please ...there are a lot of dogs suffering horribly in Ragley,Louisiana. Hoarding issue? Many dogs are locked together in non-ventilated trailers, more are locked up together in large cages...NO FOOD,NO WATER AND OBVIOUSLY...NO CARE!!!!!The Sheriff Ricky Moses 337-463-3281 IS NOT DEALING WITH THE SITUATION. THEIR ANIMAL CONTROL SAW THIS, TOOK TWO PUPPIES AND LEFT ALL THE OTHERS AT THIS HORRIBLE PLACE. No one seems to be coming to their rescue. There was a video taken for proof, then posted it on youtube-of course they took it down...no video, no proof! The video and who took it, have no idea what happened to the person filming...Facebook Orange For Animal Cruelty Awareness-Ccauses.com Tragic Hoarding Issue....Rural area, does not mean these dogs deserve to die. Is anyone out there going to let that area know, that it is NOT OKAY for these dogs to die?

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