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Glenn Close

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Glenn Close may have played the dog hating villain Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians, she could not be more different to her villain counterpart in real life. She loves animals so much she started a blog called ‘Lively Licks’, where she interviews other celebrities who also treasure their pets. On Lively Licks, Close says: "I believe that dogs teach us kindness, loyalty, responsibility and unconditional love".

Aside from running Lively Licks, Close donates to a number of animal related charities, including the Animal Rescue Foundation, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Puppies Behind Bars, which provides inmates with the chance to train puppies to become service dogs, guide dogs and law enforcement dogs.

Ellen DeGeneres

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Stemming back from her childhood when she wanted to become a veterinarian, Ellen DeGeneres has used her fame and fortune to continuously be a voice for animals.

She has supported, donated, visited and volunteered for at least 20 different animal related charities over the years, including the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, Animal Track, Gentle Barn and Farm Sanctuary, which acts as an advocate for farm animals that are having their basic needs ignored.

DeGeneres not only works with various animal charities, she also helped found one. She co-founded the Halo Pet Foundation, which is on a mission to enhance the wellbeing of pets and the owners that love them.

Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney is a vegetarian and avid PETA supporter. Not only does he donate and volunteer with a variety of animal charities, he has often spoken out about the cruel experimentation on animals.

In a PETA interview McCartney said: "Sometimes people place too much faith in people in white lab coats and assume that there's a need for animal testing just because it has been going on for so long".

McCartney is not only against the experimentation on animals, but the use of wild animals within circuses. In his charity blog, McCartney claims he feels sick when he sees wild animals used in circuses. It has caused him to become an avid supporter in the Wild Animal Circus Ban movement.

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