Congrats to Kellan Lutz, Daniella Monet and Sean Kingston! They have all won awards in the fifth annual Libby Awards competition sponsored by peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization. Lutz was named Favorite peta2 Hottie, Monet won for Best peta2 Ad and Kingston was named Most Animal-Friendly Hip-Hop Artist. The Libby Awards ("Libby" is for "liberation") honor animal-friendly people and products. Visitors to peta2.com helped the group determine the winners by voting for their favorites in each category.
"Kellan Lutz and Daniella Monet are perfect examples of young celebrities whose hearts are as warm as their smiles," says peta2 Director Dan Shannon. "We thank these actors for using their powerful voices to speak up for animals and for encouraging their fans to do the same."
"When it comes to fighting animal abuse, peta2 and today's hottest bands are in perfect harmony," says Shannon. "By speaking out against cruel chaining, Sean Kingston has let his legions of fans know that life on the end of a chain for a dog is no life at all. As a result, countless dogs around the world will be spared years of misery and loneliness."
Kellan Lutz showed off his softer side in his peta2 campaign promoting animal adoption. He costarred in the ad with his rescued mixed-breed dog, Kola, and urged fans to "Adopt, Don't Buy." In an exclusive interview with peta2, he gushed, "I love mutts! If anything, I think mutts stay the healthiest."
"Victorious" actor Daniella Monet used her powerful voice to help prevent animals from being used in science classes. Her peta2 ad was part of the group's "Cut Out Dissection" campaign. The Nickelodeon star explained her aversion to dissecting animals in a peta2 interview: "It's gross. It's sad. I do think teachers should provide an alternative. ... And if kids stand up for themselves ... it'll definitely make a world's difference."
Kingston spoke up for dogs as part of his peta2 campaign, which debuted on the MTV fashion show Styl'D. In the ad, which urges dog guardians to keep their dogs inside and make them a part of the family, Kingston and his canine pal Stella appear together on a sofa above the words "Chill With Your Dogs. Never Chain Them."
Congrats to all three!
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