Positive Pet Influence

Our favorite celebrity animal activists

By Stefanie Gibson

Here are just a few of our favourite celebs who use their fame to make a positive difference in the lives of animals big and small.

Kristen Bell

10391295374_317d9f4f79_zKristen has been a life-long animal activist. A vegetarian since 11 and now a supporter of animal charities, Bell has made some serious headway for organizations like the OSPCA and PETA.

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Willie Nelson

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.26.06 PMThe heart we hear in Willie Nelson’s music carries into his personal endeavors. Willie has worked passionately on a wide range of animal causes. He has advocated against the inhumane treatment of horses and dairy calves and fought to close loopholes in dog fighting laws.

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Bob Barker

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.30.34 PMYou’ve seen The Price is Right and you know the famous line: “Help control the pet population: Have your pets spayed or neutered.” Talk about using your influence. Mr. Barker doesn’t stop there. He has been a vegetarian since the 70’s, has donated millions of dollars towards animal neutering programs and even funded the costs of a ship and helicopter for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which was used to combat Japanese whaling ships.

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 Sarah McLachlan

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.40.22 PMSarah McLachlan lent her hit song “Angel” to the ASPCA for their fundraising commercial. More than $30 million has been attributed to being raised due to the tear-jerker since it first aired in 2007.

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Betty White

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 5.43.46 PMWe’ve already featured a post about how awesome Betty White is, but we’re saying it again because, well, it’s Betty White. Dedicating her life to animals, Betty’s work has resulted in true accomplishments in animal health science and animal preservation. She has even been dubbed a saint by the Animal Liberation Front!

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