‘LOL’ Star Is Serious About Saving Dolphins

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

In the upcoming Disney flick LOL, Lina Esco plays Miley Cyrus’ fearless BFF who always speaks her mind. The role wasn’t a stretch for Lina, who constantly looks for opportunities to talk about the cause that is closest to her heart: getting marine mammals out of captivity.

Lina has helped create two stirring public service announcements about how marine parks such as SeaWorld abuse animals and how the parks are responsible for Japan’s dolphin slaughter. One of the ads features a talented group of kids, and the other boasts a who’s who of Hollywood elite. Now it’s Lina who is in front of the camera, starring in a video for PETA in which she asks her fans not to patronize marine-mammal shows:

Lina makes a difference because she is never silent. Whether the cause you are most passionate about is ending the abuse of animals in marine parks, preventing animals from being killed for fur, or getting great apes out of laboratories, learn how you can “never be silent.” 

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind