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.
The 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.
You’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.
We’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!