It’s so easy to watch shows like The Hills and Laguna Beach and think to yourself, “Wow those are about the worst people ever”, but every now and then a seemingly unaware reality star steps up and does something admirable.

Such is the case with Lauren Conrad and her recent fight to stop the slaughter of seals in Canada. Ecorazzi reported earlier about this horrific problem when Pamela Anderson used her fame to help make a difference, and now it looks like Lauren is speaking out too.

Lauren said, “I am a huge animal lover and that includes seals. I think the killing of innocent baby seals is awful and should definitely not be allowed.”

Like Lauren and Pamela, other celebrities that have spoken out on behalf of seal, including Hayden Panettiere and Sienna Miller. America’s Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker even designed a t-shirt that says “Make A Fashion Statement, Save the Seals.” However, I find that fishy (no pun intended) after Nigel was so willing to sit back and allow that disgusting meat locker photo shoot on ANTM a couple weeks ago.

If you want to learn more about the cruel seal industry or just pick up some fashionable yet activisty gear, visit the Humane Society of the United States’ website and find out how you can get involved.

UPDATE: Dear Ecorazzi readers, sometimes I’m a jerk! Sometimes perhaps my passion for the environment and animal rights encourages me to jump to conclusions far too soon. If you read the comment section below you’ll see that in it Nigel Barker stands up for his role in protecting the seals and having nothing to do with the meatlocker episode of Top Model. The goal at Ecorazzi is to support people in the entertainment business that are doing wonderful things in the world and I’m sorry if I spoke out of turn. Please check out the shirt Nigel designed on HSUS and help support his awesome campaign. My apologies!

  • Nigel Barker

    I was not “so willing to sit back and allow” anything. I am not a producer on ANTM and have nothing to do with the creative. Nor was I the photographer. I believe my actions speak for themselves and having spent the past several weeks working for the HSUS to protect the seals in Canada I hope this will be the last year for the hunt.

  • ash

    Spring is so bittersweet for me. It’s my favorite season because of the trees and flowers, but I know that those helpless seals are being killed for their fur. It’s just sick.

  • parrish

    So basically in response to Nigel read the update people!!

  • Sara

    That is absolutely horrible. Meat carcasses are neither “sexy” nor “edgy” and especially not “fierce”! That just shows ANTM’s ignorance and lack of respect for living creatures. That really disgusts me.

    Just curious, is Lauren Conrad a vegan? I know she’s a fan of Skinny Bitch, but I’m not sure whether she is a vegan or not..?