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'Glee' star Lea Michelle speaks out against fur in a new PSA for PETA

April 15, 2010 |  3:16 pm

If her vocal talent weren't reason enough to love "Glee" star Lea Michelle, the fact that she's a vocal opponent of the fur industry may endear her to animal lovers. Michelle, 23, recently filmed a public service announcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to raise awareness about what's wrong with fur.

"I wanted to get involved with PETA's antifur campaign because it's just how I was raised ... to believe that you should not wear fur," Michelle explains in a video interview. (You can see the full interview on PETA's blog, but we'll warn you that it contains some graphic imagery.)

Beyond caring about the animals that suffer for the production of fur, Michelle cares about other animals as well -- she doesn't eat meat and has rescued, at various times, a stray dog and several stray kittens while on the set of "Glee." (When "Found" posters for the dog didn't draw a response, a "Glee" cast member adopted him. Michelle kept two of the kittens herself.) 

Michelle's antifur PSA alongside rescue dog Sailor was apparently sweet enough to melt even the snarkiest heart: In a post on his frequently catty celebrity gossip blog, Perez Hilton merely wrote "What a cute pup!" before giving a brief summary of the video.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

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