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A Little Bird Told Us … Hollywood Gossip (3/9/12)

Written by Michelle Kretzer | March 9, 2012

The world has fallen for Lea Michele, but the lovely songbird uses her popularity to help stop cruelty to animals. Lea and PETA scored a spot on Teen.com’s list of the “Top 5 Celebrity Charities You Should Support.” (We also noticed our buddy Justin Bieber on the list.)

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Joining Lea in the crusade to get horses off New York City’s congested streets is Smash star Anjelica Huston, who asked the City Council to replace horse-drawn carriages with eco-friendly classic cars. Anjelica’s Smash co-star Debra Messing also tweeted her support.

Rescued-dog fan Miley Cyrus is using Twitter to urge Khloe Kardashian to adopt, not buy. After Khloe tweeted that she was ready to share her life with a dog, Miley responded that she would love to help Khloe find a rescue, and Khloe kindly accepted! PETA jumped in to help, too, tweeting Khloe a link to a wonderful open-admission shelter in Dallas. Perhaps we’ll be seeing the new addition to Khloe’s family on an upcoming episode of Khloe & Lamar

Flip the dial to NBC to catch Wilmer Valderrama’s new show, Awake. Before Wilmer was exposing secrets as a detective, he was exposing circuses’ cruelty to animals. We know Ringling won’t be popping up in any Awake episodes.

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

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  • Lady Jade says:

    Hold on a minute. I think the fault lies not in the owners or drivers of the horses in New York, but to the city itself and the companies, citizens,and builders who let the original horse-friendly stables be destroyed. I understand that big executive offices want their space too, but why not just relocate the stables, or build your office somewhere else? The horses are in a multilevel building because the original was torn down for profit. Don’t take this out on the drivers/owners; they’re making due with what they have and what they’ve been given. Don’t ban horse drawn carriages,just ******* take down a skyscraper and build a new stable that fits your ideals and criteria.In fact, PETA spends far more time and money protesting and trying to implement bans than is economically wise. If you really want to help the horses, take that money and effort and give it straight to the carriage drivers and the companies that run them with the condition that they improve the lifestyles of the horses. Your efforts would be far more effective that way, and probably more widely appreciated rather than mocked and scorned. Grow up and use your brains and problem solving skills, PETA!!!

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