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Group Honors Superstar's Advocacy for Animals
For Immediate Release:November 23, 2012
Contact:Wendy Wegner 202-483-7382
Los Angeles -- One of PETA's biggest supporters on social
media is Miley Cyrus, whose continuous efforts on Twitter to promote the
group's work to help animals—including encouraging her more than 10 million
followers to urge
Walmart to ban cruel gestation crates, which confine mother pigs so tightly
that they can't even turn around—inspired her fans to create a PETA
donation page in honor of her 20th birthday on November 23. And
to help Cyrus—who recently remarked on Ellen that she wishes that she
could adopt a pig—celebrate her upcoming birthday, PETA has sponsored a pig
named Nora, whom PETA also helped to rescue. She is now thriving in her
permanent home in Florida at Kindred
"PETA knew that sponsoring a rescued pig was the
perfect birthday present for a young woman who spends so much time encouraging
others to help animals," says PETA Executive
Vice President Tracy Reiman. "From promoting animal adoption to speaking
up for cows who suffer on dairy farms, Miley never stops letting her millions
of fans know what they can do to make the world a kinder place."
On factory farms, pigs'
tails are chopped off, their teeth are clipped with pliers, and males are
castrated—all without any pain relief. Mother pigs on
factory farms spend most of their lives in tiny gestation crates and are
artificially inseminated again and again. When their bodies can no longer churn
out litter after litter of piglets, they are sent to slaughter.
At Kindred Spirits, Nora has the
opportunity to express natural behavior: playing, lying in the sun, exploring
her surroundings with her powerful sense of smell, and enjoying the company of
other rescued farm animals. Pigs—considered by animal behaviorists to be
smarter than 3-year-old children—enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer
balls, and even learning "tricks."
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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