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Hayden Panettiere Halts ‘Heroes’ Filming to Save Birds

Written by PETA | February 2, 2009
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Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere’s alter-ego on Heroes may be indestructible, but in real life, the actor has a soft spot for animals.

You may remember that Hayden is a vegetarian who fought for dolphins in Japan a couple of years ago. Well, the pint-sized star once again proved that she has a huge heart for animals by intervening in behalf of birds on the Heroes set. When some birds in a nearby tree disrupted filming, a member of the crew reportedly attempted to disperse them by blasting them with a huge leaf blower. That didn’t sit well with Hayden, who apparently sprang into action, shouting, “What are you doing? How would you like someone to blow that thing inside your house?” She made such a ruckus that the crew had no choice but to move the scene to a different location.

Kudos to you, Hayden, for always standing up for what’s right (and for kicking butt and taking names on my fave show). Milo, you’d best be good to our lady!

Written by Christine Doré

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  • dreia says:

    Hady is my hero im only 10 but she is special

  • Mari says:

    Not only mention that she advertises Neutrogena and her own Dooney Bourke bag but also those Ugg boots she wore in the day of the Super Bowl.

  • Kelly says:

    I’m surprised she stood up for birds since she models for Neutragena and designed a calf skin purse!

  • Tom says:

    She has her heart in the right place. Just because she is famous doesn’t mean she necessarily has been presented with all of the horrors of animal exploitation. Most advocates for animal compassion were at one point or another making poor choices without knowing otherwise. PETA should educate her and get her to work for themand the animals!.

  • Leah Scott says:

    I think Hayden’s heart is in the right place but if she wants to be a true animal activist she shouldn’t encourage leather and animal testing. However kudos to Hayden for being a vegetarian and for saving the whalesbirds.

  • Emily says:

    She seems like a really sweet girl. PETA should ask her to stop starring in Neutrogena commercials as they do not have a no animal testig policy.

  • Madison says:

    I don’t like Hayden Panettiere. She designed her own leather bag. And she does commericials for Neutrogena which tests on animals.

  • Rex's Mom says:

    Hayden is a real doll for animals but I read she does own a very expensive leather bag so I hope this isn’t true. I also hope the picture of Ashton Kutcher wearing a fur lined coat in the most recent issue of Star magazine is a fake fur. Maybe you can check this out and get back to us.

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