In addition to being an author, comedian, and stuntman, Steve-O is also an advocate for animals—and, like everything else in his life, he doesn’t do it halfway. Steve-O’s strong voice against cruelty has earned him one of PETA’s highest honors, the Nanci Alexander Award. Nanci, a longtime PETA supporter and founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, presented the award to Steve-O on Saturday at a ceremony at her acclaimed vegan restaurant, Sublime.
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“Steve-O may be a comedian, but to animals in trouble, he’s a real champ,” said PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk, who was also in attendance.
The stuntman’s comedy chops served him well in some riotous ads that he’s starred in for PETA, but Steve-O is seriously opposed to the abuse of animals for clothing, food, entertainment, and experimentation.
Being a vegan, caring about animals … all this compassion in my lifestyle is the reward in and of itself …
Congratulations, Steve-O, for giving cruelty the heave-ho.
Written by Michelle Sherrow