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Miley Cyrus Receives Compassionate Citizen Award From PETA

Written by PETA | April 13, 2009


Credit: Star Max Inc.

The following is a guest post from peta2’s Patricia

We’ve seen tons of stories and photos of Miley Cyrus stopping on the side of the road to rescue strays. So we weren’t one bit surprised when we found out that she had rescued some chickens from the set of her new flick, Hannah Montana: The Movie.

Apparently, Miley fell in love with one of the chickens on the movie set and decided to take her and several others home because, according to the article, she thought “they were sad to be working.” (Awww, of course they were—animals aren’t actors!) The article also alludes to the fact that she may be asked to go naked for one of our campaigns—um, no. She’s underage, for goodness’ sake! Not that we wouldn’t LOVE for her to star in any ad for PETA—Miley, in case you’re reading this, we think you’d make a beautiful “Angel for Animals”!

When we find out about celebs (or anyone!) who do nice things for animals, we like to acknowledge it, so PETA is giving Miley Cyrus our Compassionate Citizen Award.

Written by Patricia Trostle

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  • NIamh says:

    I never had any time for Miley until now. If only more young stars would do the same. What a fantastic example she sets

  • Les says:

    YEAH! I recently became a fan of Miley’s song The Climb. Take a listen! I am very happy to hear about her animal rescue. Go Miley! Now I really do want to see her movie and we don’t do many movies.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I actually don’t like her but but I’m glad she is doing this! I kinda like her better now.

  • lance says:

    she can educate her fan base on compassion for all animals…this is a good start

  • lizzy says:

    i don’t like miley cyrus but i do appreciate what she is doing for these chickens.

  • Cass says:

    RE A.Wallce comment ” What is surprising is that I haven’t heard of one celebrity who has adopted a shelter pet or a stray pet!” There has been quite a few celbs who have adopted shelter dogs Charlize Theron Jake Gyllenhaal Drew Barrymore David Duchovny Mathew McConaughy etc etc the list goes on. So some celbrities are doing their part to make a difference!

  • garett says:

    cool story. so what happened to the chickens after? every1 live happily ever after??

  • Katie says:

    Awesome job girl!

  • pea says:

    Didn’t she do the milk campaign?

  • Denise says:

    I agree with Canaduck I never did care much for Miley but I admire what she did for the chickens. You go girl!

  • beth says:

    I’m only 14 but I would have loved to do that if I had the chance!

  • Ramona says:

    Good girl Miley…good girl! You will inspire other kids to do the same! Thank YOU!

  • Haley says:

    It’s people like Miley who make a difference everyday it’s the simplest things that can help. Amazing job Miley! Love your new movie! And all the bad fuss and rumor’s about her everyone’s a sweetie deep down at heart and drama just causes people’s feelings’ to get hurt so please we all make mistakes and whether you like Miley or not you can have that opinion to yourself without being hurtful. Congratulations Miley you are a true angel. Love ya Haley.

  • Pauline Chan says:

    Heads up for Miley for savin g the chickens from doing things so unnatural. I am beginning to like her. Yet I believe that Cover Girl is still using animal for experiments from PETA mag. So Miley for the sake of the suffering animals purely for cosmetic reasons stop doing any advertising for this company. There are numerous ways to look wonderful without causing pain to the innocents. Many more human and other animals will love you more.

  • gabriella alexandra welford says:

    i love miley cyrus soooooo much! i am her BIGGEST english fan. she is amazzzzzing. and this makes her even better! i love miley cyrus! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • wabe says:

    that was a generous thing of her to do anf it shows she has kindness for animals in her heart and if she wants to eat meat then so it is it is nobodys business what she eats focus on ur own problems and leave other to live their live the way they see fit right on miley u go girl

  • Lisa says:

    As long as she is taking care of them and not eating them thats all that really matters.

  • Cathy says:

    Just one thing…for the person who stated that she models for Cover Girl… I believe that Cover Girl no longer tests on animals. maybe this is incorrect not sure… But she’s not a veggie if she eats fish!

  • Lexi says:

    Aww that was really nice of Miley!

  • Catherine says:

    there will always be little comments about what she ISN’T doing right but good for her that she makes conscious choices that have a large impact great representation of her generation.

  • rii says:

    hey Rev. Meg Schramm im just trying to defend someone who cant defend herself here. based on your comment was it not insulting to miley cyrus? you can say its just sarcasm but so was my remark. but its not like i called you a name or cussed at you. the fact is that you were being ignorant for assuming what the media writes about miley is automatically true were you not? i was just using the same tone as you. and if you find it insulting then well take a good look at yourself. but of course i could have been the bigger person but i am quite sarcastic myself so i decided not to.

  • Laia says:

    I love animals mi dog is called Simba and i love he. I amb 11 years old but i am little because my dream is be a great partner for PETA

  • Carly says:

    Oh wow! haha I never thought MILEY would do something like that! Too bad shes not a vegetarian or vegan You should ask her to star in PETA commercials..that would be outstanding! Great job Miley!

  • Samantha says:

    wow miley was great

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Rii’s comments are a big reason PETA is not taken seriously. Thank you for informing me about the other things rii but name calling reveals your basic immaturity. There are better ways to inform people without insulting them.

  • Siddhartha says:

    I’m not suprised. . . . She’s God lovin n a very good person. . . . .

  • Catherine says:

    it’s good that she wants to help but it’s annoying that she waited until AFTER they were done using the chickens on the film…

  • amy says:

    Aww Thanks Miley!…Your fans are proud of you!

  • ashley says:

    I never liked Miley Cyrus before but now I do! Way To Go!

  • rii says:

    or how about the time Disney shut down Disneyland for the day to use Miley’s Sweet 16 as the precursor to their new offer of giving people a free ticket to Disneyland on their birthday? or using that same day to give $1 million to Youth Service America? or using that same day to have Miley spend her supposed Sweet 16 party to perform for 5000 of her fans. i remember the Disney Sprouse brothers being interviewed and they said they hoped Miley had fun in the end because the whole time they saw her working at her own party. thank you for being so ignorant Rev. Meg Schramm!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I’ll try to remember how kind she is the next time her parents shut down Disneyland for the day just so Miley and friends can have a good time disappointing the thousands of regular kids who had counted on going to the Magic Kingdom that day.

  • Kaitlin says:

    I’m not a big fan of hers but I’m really glad to hear this! She’s not just another ditzy Disney actress who is after the money. Anyone who helps animals is awesome in my book!

  • A. Wallace says:

    I can imagine this happening with her simply because she grew up on a farm. HELLO??!!! She had many animals on the farm so this isn’t surprising. What is surprising is that I haven’t heard of one celebrity who has adopted a shelter pet or a stray pet!

  • Robert Anderson says:

    I’m a 36 year old man who doesn’t watch much Hanna Montana but after heraing about her teaming up with the ASPCA and now this I am behind you 100 Miley! And who knows maybe I’ll sit down and watch some Hanna Montana with my 2 rescued dogs! Keep up the great work Miley!

  • karla says:

    I really like her now thats awesome!!!

  • Justine says:

    That was nice of her. Obviously you wouldn’t ask miley to pose naked for PETA at her age. Maybe when she’s older you could.

  • Kharique says:

    i am soooo happy for miley the animals she rescuedand for the animals she’ll rescue in the future i am a huge fan of mileys and ever since i heard about this ive become a bigger fan!!!! and if u love seeing animals in there natural habitat then go see Hannah MontanaThe MovieAnd Disney Nature Film “Earth”In Theaters April 24thLittle Girls Can Really Look Up To MileyA True Role Model

  • Sophiya says:

    I hate that she gets a lot of negative press. She seems like a good enough person. People shouldn’t judge her without knowing her. I would love her a whole bunch more though if she became a full vegetarian. Or better yet vegan. She is a role model for so many people that her doing an ad for you guys would be fantastic! You should ask her

  • NT says:

    Great example for her young fans.

  • Anna says:

    Yay! Congrats Miley! I’m so happy she is recieving this award D

  • MELODY says:

    i think this is great one more reason for me to be supportive of my children having her as a role model keep this behavior up show the world that not all girls in the public eye go on the misleading path

  • Kelly says:

    Now she just needs to go vegetarian. She has said she was but she still eats meat. At least she’s nice to animals.

  • Amber Falobas says:

    YAY MILEY!!! I’m going to see the Hannah Montana movie next tuesday.

  • roxanen says:

    ok i like her now

  • nicolle says:

    i didnt expect that one of mileys purpose is to act like an angel for poor animals… very nice that was a very nice.. go miley…. do it always to make your carrer more success. not only for peta but also for animals… love you miley…

  • annette says:

    go vegan

  • Kylie H. says:

    Well… I guess like something about her..

  • Kelly says:

    I’m so happy she saved them and surprised since she doesn’t seem like she would do that. Too bad though she has her own cosmetic line by Cover Girl and claims to be veggie even though she says she eats sea animals.

  • Canaduck says:

    Whoa that’s awesome. I never liked Miley Cyrus before but now I do!