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How Billy Bob Thornton Saves More Than 100 Animals Every Year

Written by Michelle Kretzer | April 18, 2014

Without looking for praise, Billy Bob Thornton quietly started saving animals, helping the environment, and protecting his health. Asked how he liked filming in Calgary, Alberta, for his highly anticipated upcoming series, Fargo, Billy Bob answered that he’s been enjoying all the health-food stores―since he’s vegan. And even though he wasn’t looking for a pat on the back, PETA sent him kudos anyway, along with cookbooks full of delicious new recipes to try.

Billy Bob Thornton© StarMaxInc.com

In other celebrity news:

  • We knew that Kevin Spacey is the guardian of two rescued dogs, but we were still pleasantly surprised last week when he grabbed an opportunity to speak out publicly about adoption. He was being rushed into an event by his handlers when a reporter called out and asked him if he considered himself an avid advocate for rescuing. Kevin stopped, turned around, and emphatically said, “Huge,” throwing in a plug for one of the shelters he adopted from, even as he was being pulled away.

  • And Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren used her way with words to help seals, too.

  • Laura Vandervoort is also tweeting to help marine mammals. Ahead of her upcoming anti-SeaWorld ad, she posed in PETA’s “SeaWorld Kills” tee and let all her fans know where they can score their own.

  • Randall of “Honey Badger Don’t Care” fame left little doubt for his Twitter followers about where he stands on the issue of horse-drawn carriages—and where they should stand as well.

  • And we don’t know about you, but we would absolutely donate to Lena Dunham’s Kickstarter fund:

To keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.

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  • Inkin says:

    I would so love to hear pres. Obama come out in favor of ending all forms of cruelty and neglect of animals, wild and domestic…..factory farms, puppy mills, canned hunts..and on and on. And how about the Pope? A few words from him wouldn’t hurt.

  • Gabriela Klacansky says:

    All of you who support all animal cause bring me little bit of hope in humanity. Very hard to believe what horrible pain we can install on animals of all kinds. Beyond sad

  • Della La Pre says:

    I would love to have more celebrities & other wealthy, and there are many,would step up and use their voices & their money to save animals & establish sanctuaries for animals not adopted. They could use their stardom & wealth compassionately

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