Animal Rights Activists

An animal rights activist may refer to any person who is involved in the advocacy of animal welfare and the ethical and humane treatment of animals. One of the main objectives of an animal rights activist is to protect the rights of animals and ensure the physical and psychological health of animals. In order to protect animal rights, an animal rights activist many engage in activities that ensure animal welfare, including their longevity, reproductive health, disease protection and treatment, immunosuppression and animal testing of various products.an animal rights activist may address issues such as experiments on animals, animals used for entertainment purposes, animal conservation, anti-fur campaigns, commercial hunting, illegal sale of animal skin, abusive treatment of rats at laboratories, abandonment of pets, cruelty to zoo animals or other animals in confinement and many others. While cultural traditions all over the world have from ancient ages believed in animal rights, like Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism for example, animal’s right activism first emerged in North America in 1641. Thus, by the 17th century animal rights gained prominence. To learn more interesting facts about famous animal rights activists, continue to read some of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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 1 Angelina Jolie

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Famous As: Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

A fashion icon, acclaimed actress, influential humanitarian and Special Envoy for the UNHCR, Angelina Jolie is a highly noted celebrity in Hollywood. She has been hailed for her philanthropic efforts around the globe and praised for her power packed performances. Mother of six, of whom three are adopted, Angelina Jolie is a role model for the women of this generation.

 2 Betty White

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Betty White, American actress and comedian, is considered as the pioneer of television and has had the longest television career of any entertainer, straddling more than 80 years. She’s known for her award-winning performances in shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland

 3 Carole Baskin

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Famous As: Big-Cat Rights Activist
Birthdate: June 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Carole Baskin gained recognition after being featured in a documentary series titled Tiger King, which follows her feuds with private zoo operator Joe Exotic. As the CEO of a non-profit animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue, Carole condemns private zoos. She has also been the subject of conspiracy theories pertaining to the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis.

 4 Pamela Anderson

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Famous As: American-Canadian Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, American

Actress and model, Pamela Anderson, is known as a sex symbol. She featured regularly in the Playboy magazine and acted in television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and VIP. Baywatch was hugely popular and gave her international recognition. Pamela Anderson has also acted in several films. She is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights organisation.

 5 Kim Seok-jin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South Korean

As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.

 6 Bea Arthur

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 25, 2009

American actress Bea Arthur worked extensively in television and was hailed for her comic timing. All in the Family, Maude and The Golden Girls are some of her acclaimed series. In her long career, she also worked in films like Lovers and Other Strangers, History of the World 1 and For Better or Worse. She won many accolades, including two Emmy awards.

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 7 Joanna Lumley

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

Joanna Lumley is a British actress and prolific activist. In recognition of her work as part of the Gurkha Justice Campaign, Joanna is fondly called as the daughter of Nepal in Nepal. Also known for supporting various other charity organizations and animal welfare groups, Joanna Lumley was appointed an OBE in the 1995 New Year Honours by the queen.

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 8 Doris Day

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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: May 13, 2019
Doris Day began her career singing with the Les Brown Band and as a solo artist. As an actor, she delivered many hits with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She is remembered as a legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 9 Brigitte Bardot

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Famous As: Actress & Animal Rights Activist
Birthdate: September 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French

Brigitte Bardot is a French former singer and actress. One of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, Bardot remains a major pop culture icon despite quitting the entertainment industry in 1973. Bardot is credited with popularizing the bikini. She also popularized the town of Armação dos Búzios and the city of St. Tropez in Brazil.

 10 Tippi Hedren

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 11 Jane Goodall

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Famous As: Primatologist
Birthdate: April 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Jane Goodall is an English anthropologist and primatologist. Goodall's research proved that chimpanzees could use tools like stalks of grass to fish out termites from termite holes; this also challenged the long-held belief that chimpanzees were vegetarians. Goodall also discovered that chimpanzees are capable of emotions like sorrow and joy. Goodall is also credited with founding the Jane Goodall Institute.

 12 Ali MacGraw

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 13 Torrey DeVitto

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 14 Linda McCartney

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Famous As: Photographer, Musician
Birthdate: September 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 17, 1998

 15 Anna Friel

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 16 Moby

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 17 Martina Navratilova

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Famous As: Former Tennis Champion
Birthdate: October 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 18 Doris Roberts

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: April 17, 2016

 19 Russell Simmons

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Famous As: Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam
Birthdate: October 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 20 Carrie Symonds

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Famous As: Boris Johnson'Partner
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Nationality: British

 21 Gary Burghoff

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 22 Mayte Garcia

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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 23 Mike Farrell

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 24 Will Estes

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 25 Elaine Hendrix

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 26 Beth Ostrosky Stern

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 27 Maneka Gandhi

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Famous As: Politician, Animal Rights Activist
Birthdate: August 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 28 Maryse Ouellet

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian, American

 29 Jorja Fox

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 30 Alexandra Paul

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 31 Burt Ward

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 32 Annie Starke

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 33 Debashree Roy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 34 Enrico Colantoni

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

 35 Joanna Cassidy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 36 Malese Jow

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 37 Alissa White-Gluz

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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: July 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 38 Earl Holliman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 39 Jo Anne Worley

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 40 Carré Otis

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 41 Savitri Devi

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Famous As: Writer, Poet
Birthdate: September 30, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: October 22, 1982

 42 Charlotte Ross

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 43 Pamelyn Ferdin

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Famous As: Actress, Animal Rights Activist
Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 44 Justin Tranter

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 45 Rukmini Devi Arundale

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Famous As: Bharatnatyam Dancer
Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 24, 1986

 46 Carolyn Hennesy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 Ingrid Newkirk

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Famous As: President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, American

 48 Brigid Brophy

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 7, 1995

 49 Cleveland Amory

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: October 14, 1998

 50 Maggie McGuane

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Famous As: Margot Kidder's Daughter
Birthdate: October 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian
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