The series finale of Glee is set to air on March 20, and in honor of the show’s final episode, we’re taking a look back at a few of the ways in which its compassionate cast members have raised their voices for animals.
Jane Lynch, who plays twisted Cheerios coach Sue Sylvester, shared her advice—and her trademark wit—with animal guardians in a public service announcement (PSA) for PETA. “Spay and neuter your cats and dogs,” advises Jane. “Oh, and it probably wouldn’t kill you to stand up straight and slap on a little deodorant.”
Lea Michele’s character, Rachel Berry, is relentlessly driven to be a star—and Lea is just as determined to get horses out of the cruel carriage industry. She starred in a gorgeous ad and narrated a shocking video that exposes how these horses are forced to breathe in exhaust fumes and dodge traffic and are kept in cramped, uncomfortable stalls at night.
Lea also teamed up with PETA for a PSA urging her fans never to wear real fur. “With so many fashionable, cruelty-free options available, there’s really no excuse for joining a club that wears someone else’s coat,” Lea says.
Kevin McHale, who plays the sensitive Artie Abrams, posed for a PETA ad with his adopted pooch, Sophie. The inseparable pair urged fans to “always root for the underdog” by adopting their animal companions from shelters.
Just like her character, Mercedes Jones, Amber Riley knows style—and she knows that the best fashion is animal-friendly. The star auctioned off the stunning vegan ruby-red gown that she wore to the Chrysalis Ball—and donated the proceeds to PETA.
Chris Colfer, aka “Kurt Hummel,” adopted a senior cat named Brian from an animal shelter and urged his millions of Twitter followers to save lives by adopting. “It was heartbreaking to see so many sweet animals needing homes,” he wrote. “Please think about rescuing!”
We think that all these kind stars deserve a standing ovation, and we wish them all the best in what’s next. Are you ready to join them and raise your voice for animals? Find out how you can get involved.