For the last 22 years, the Humane Society of the United States has held the Genesis Awards to honor members of the entertainment industry who showcase animal issues. Each year, the coveted Wyler Award is given to one celebrity who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make news on behalf of animals.
The HSUS has announced that this year the Wyler award will be given to Hayden Panettiere for drawing worldwide attention to the cruelty of Japan’s whale and dolphin slaughter. Ecorazzi has praised Hayden numerous times for work with the dolphins- even going so far as to insinuate that Panettiere herself might indeed be part dolphin.
Beverly Kaskey, Senior Director of The Hollywood Office of The HSUS said, “We feel Hayden is a very worthy successor to Sir Paul McCartney, last year’s Wyler Award recipient. She’s an inspiring example to her generation, using her compassion, courage and celebrity to help animals in a very effective way.”
Hey Hayden, from everyone here at Ecorazzi we’d like to congratulate you on your success with a festive, “AHHOOOOOOOOO!” That’s whale for “great job.” The Genesis Awards will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. To find out more about the Genesis Awards, including a list of all the nominations, take a dive over to the Humane Society of the United States’ website! “AHHOOOOOOOOO!”