These ten celebrities make the world a better place for animals

18.04.201919:00

These ten celebrities make the world a better place for animals

Many celebrities find causes that they support that are close to their hearts. We know for a fact that there are a ton of them out there supporting all sorts of political causes. However, we located ten celebrities that have taken things above and beyond when it comes to animals. Of course, we want to make sure they get the credit they deserve.

You see, we know that animals don’t have a voice of their own. As animal lovers, we all do what we can. However, when a famous person raises their voice, millions listen.

IAN SOMERHALDER

Ian Somerhalder, who you might recognize from the show Vampire Diaries, has a heart of gold when it comes to animals. He started The Ian Somerhalder Foundation for that very reason.

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Happy #nationalpuppyday from me and this little guy. Puppies are amazing, they remind us to be present and happy. Unfortunately adult humans send their older pets to the shelter to be put down or adopted or put them on Craigslist to make room for puppies around the holidays… It’s not fair. If you or someone you know have done this or intend to do this please discourage them. Pets are members of our families and do NOT deserve to be abandoned or hrown out for new little ones…

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These ten celebrities make the world a better place for animals

The actor’s foundation supports saving our environment. In addition to that, he supports spay and neuter clinics, preserving habitats for animals, and grants for other animal welfare organizations.

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Location scouting for @vwarsofficial aka #VWars . Who needs a filter when you have a coyote ass-kicking donkey…?

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Additionally, Somerhalder testified in front of Congress to stop elephant poaching. Also, he and his wife, Nikki Reed have adopted many animals. The pair participated in the #MovetheUN campaign to bring global attention to animal welfare issues, as well.

ALICIA SILVERSTONE

Next, we have an actress from the famous movie Clueless who is anything but — Alicia Silverstone.

45 million turkeys are slaughtered for #Thanksgiving alone.. Don't hurt turkeys, kiss them instead 😘 There are sooo many…

Posted by Alicia Silverstone on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Silverstone is a vegan, and she runs an organization called The Kind Life. Silverstone’s organization is all about supporting vegan lifestyles as well as animal welfare issues.

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Cuteness overload!!!

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“The only thing that makes any sense about being a celebrity to me is this — being able to make a difference,” said Silverstone.

PATRICK STEWART

Third, we have everyone’s favorite former Star Trecker — Sir Patrick Stewart. You see, Stewart fostered a Pitbull named Ginger in 2017, and she changed his life.

Meet Emma, our new foster girl from the beautiful folks at Wags and Walks. She’s terribly sweet, and so so good….

Posted by Patrick Stewart on Friday, April 5, 2019

Like most of us, Stewart realized that Pitbulls have a bad rap as a breed. So, he decided to do something about it.

Walkies with #GingerGurl. #AdoptDontShop #Pitbulls #EndBSL ASPCA Wags and Walks RSPCA (England & Wales)

Posted by Patrick Stewart on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

So, Stewart paired with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Together, he works with the organization to end the discrimination against this wonderful breed.

In addition to that, he also fosters many Pitbulls and helps them get adopted through his Facebook page.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

Fourth, we have the mega-famous Leonardo Dicaprio. Unlike most everyone else on our list, Leonardo’s primary concern is wild animals.

It is estimated that orangutans have lost over 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years, largely due to fragmentation…

Posted by Leonardo DiCaprio on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Leonardo is an honorary board member for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Excited to be joining forces with the Jane Goodall Institute to bring you an exclusive range of apparel benefitting ape…

Posted by Leonardo DiCaprio on Friday, November 9, 2018

And, DiCaprio also has an organization called the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He uses that foundation to protect the earth’s final wild places.

CASEY AFFLECK

Next, like Alicia Silverstone, Casey Affleck is a vegan that fights for animal rights.

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Affleck uses his massive reach to speak against animal cruelty in circuses, cruelty to dairy cows, and hunting traps.

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“When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, because they are unhealthy, and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry,” Affleck said when he explained why he went vegan.

GILLIAN ANDERSON

Now, many of us know this actress from the uber-popular show X-Files — Gillian Anderson. Instead of aliens, however, in real life, this amazing actress stands up for animal rights.

🚫🐻🦊 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Posted by Gillian Anderson on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Alongside PETA, Anderson joined a campaign against using real fur in clothing.

Head over to Winser London for some special end of season prices on my collection! So grateful for all of your support…

Posted by Gillian Anderson on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

“This is my body. It’s mine to do with as I please. And today, I’m using it to stand up for animals and their right to exist as they please—with their skin still attached, naturally,” stated Anderson about posing nude for PETA campaign.

JOAQUIN PHOENIX

Next, on our list, we have another vegan celebrity fighting for animal rights — Joaquin Pheonix.

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Pheonix works with organizations to fight against the leather and wool industries.

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Walk the Line. #flashbackfriday

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When he played his super-famous role of Johnny Cash, Pheonix refused to wear anything but vegan leather.

“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal,” Phoenix said.

KRISTEN BELL

Now, you can’t talk about the ten celebrities that help animals the most without talking about Kristen Bell. You see, she is one of the loudest voices out there when it comes to adopting dogs.

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Heres my Christmas card photo a little early. Enjoy. @williamjacksonharper and my main main #Nacho the iguana

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Kristen and her husband, actor Dax Shepard both see their pets as their children. Bell said, “They’re just kids I didn’t birth.”

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Last week I got to do something really amazing. I visited @pawsitivechangeprogram’s first ever Juvenile Justice program & met with the girls, the trainers, and their pups. I’ve followed this program for ages, but to see it firsthand was really something. In adult prisons, @pawsitivechangeprogram pairs inmates with rescue dogs, and the humans train the animals to be trusting, communicative, and learn skills that will serve them outside the facility walls. (And the animals train their humans to be emotionally open, collaborative, and learn skills that will serve them outside the facility walls.) It’s drastically reduced recidivism and violence, and this is their first juvenile program. The girls learn how to train their dogs, communicate with each other, and share their emotions and experiences. I sat with them, shared some of my own stories, and was completely blown away by the girls’ intelligence and dedication to improving themselves and helping their dogs. Every juvenile facility should have access to programs like this. If you’re inspired, please follow @pawsitivechangeprogram, donate, and support. We’re all in this together.

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Kristen speaks up often in support of adopting instead of breeding and shopping. Additionally, she also works with a program that puts rescue dogs with prisoners in a Pawsitive Exchange Program.

ELLEN DEGENERES

Now, you can’t possibly have a list of the ten celebrities that speak the loudest for animals without our next personality — Ellen Degeneres.

Happy birthday to my wonderful wife Portia. As a birthday gift, you can follow her on Instagram: @generalpublic.art. I love you and our family. instagram.com/generalpublic.art

Posted by Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Ellen, along with her wife Portia de Rossi supports animal welfare organizations from coast to coast. Together, they have donated millions to help feed shelter animals using Ellen’s pet food brand Halo.

I’m thankful for my wife and I’m thankful for my critters.

Posted by Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday, November 22, 2018

Together, the couple has adopted many animals. Additionally, recently, Portia surprised Ellen by starting the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. That fund protects endangered animals like the mountain gorilla.

“I wish we lived in a world where caring for animals wasn’t so rare that it deserved an award. All I do is treat animals with the respect and dignity they deserve. I hope someday soon, everyone does the same,” said DeGeneres.

JON STEWART

Finally, we are going to round out our list of the ten celebrities who speak for animals with Jon Stewart. Now, we might think that this late night funnyman is just that — funny.

However, he is so much more than that.

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It’s me, Tracey! Please come follow my bestest, newest, biggest project ever @thedailysqueal (a project of Hockhockson Farm Foundation)! Going forward I’ll be posting on The Daily Squeal instead of Moomah and Do Unto Animals. If you want to see what kind of crazy I’m getting myself into, this feed will not disappoint. Hope to see you!!!!

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You see after Stewart retired from comedy, he and his wife Tracey devoted their time to animals in need.

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Our little boy's all grown up!!! Frank made the cover of @farmsanctuary's 2017 calendar!!!

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The couple paired up with Farm Sanctuary and turned their property in  New Jersey into an animal sanctuary.

Stewart still likes to joke around, though. He said:

“I’m a little uncomfortable. I’ve spent the last 20 years immersed in the world of Washington politics and the media landscape, so I don’t know how to deal necessarily with people who have empathy.”

TEN CELEBRITIES

And there you have it, folks. A lot of people think Hollywood types should stay out of politics. However, here at Animals Being Cute, we realize that without the voices of these famous people, our beloved animals would have an even tougher go of things. And that’s never okay.

To thank these ten celebrities, share this with your friends.

Featured Image Screenshot from Patrick Stewart via Facebook Video

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