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  • 2. He encourages people to enjoy a animal-friendly Christmas

    Back in 2011, Gervais, along with other celebrities like Leona Lewis, asked fans to celebrate a vegan Christmas and holiday season, as part of the Humane Society International/U.K.’s Cruelty-Free Christmas Pledge. The pledge included not buying pets, opting for cruelty-free cosmetics, and enjoying a festive vegan dinner.

    “Animal cruelty doesn’t really make the ideal Christmas gift,” says Ricky Gervais. “It seems so absurd to me that someone might think they’re treating a loved one to a bit of luxury by buying them real fur. Actually they’re buying them what’s left of an animal that’s been caged its whole life and then killed by gassing or electrocution. How luxurious is that? It’s the same with perfume – if you don’t check that it’s cruelty-free you could be buying a product that’s been dripped in a rabbit’s eyes until they’re weeping sores.It hardly says Happy Christmas to me. So the solution is simple, just think before you buy something – has an animal had to die a horrible death for this? If it has, choose something else.”


  • Liam Neeson is Wrong! NYC Carriage Horses Must Go

    Back in 2011, Gervais, along with other celebrities like Leona Lewis, asked fans to celebrate a vegan Christmas and holiday season, as part of the Humane Society International/U.K.’s Cruelty-Free Christmas Pledge. The pledge included not buying pets, opting for cruelty-free cosmetics, and enjoying a festive vegan dinner.

    “Animal cruelty doesn’t really make the ideal Christmas gift,” says Ricky Gervais. “It seems so absurd to me that someone might think they’re treating a loved one to a bit of luxury by buying them real fur. Actually they’re buying them what’s left of an animal that’s been caged its whole life and then killed by gassing or electrocution. How luxurious is that? It’s the same with perfume – if you don’t check that it’s cruelty-free you could be buying a product that’s been dripped in a rabbit’s eyes until they’re weeping sores.It hardly says Happy Christmas to me. So the solution is simple, just think before you buy something – has an animal had to die a horrible death for this? If it has, choose something else.”


  • 7 All-Star Organizations Fighting for Farm Animal Protection

    While running for office, DeBlasio promised to replace horse-drawn carriages with electric vintage style cars. This move nods to the historic significance of the vehicles that leisurely transport tourists around Central Park and effectively remove the inhumane practice of exposing horses to pollution, traffic, and vehicle collisions.

    In the article, Neeson claims that in his own experience, “horses, much like humans, are at their happiest and healthiest when working.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t think any living creature would be considered “happy” working at a job where they were constantly dehydrated, put at risk of overheating from standing on hot asphalt all day, and forced to stand in their own waste during their time off.