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emily-deschanelBones star and one of Ecorazzi’s Top 5 Vegans  of 2009 Emily Deschanel is speaking out on behalf of chimps. 

Deschanel recently wrote a letter to California congressman Rep. Henry Waxman urging him to cosponsor the Town-Reichart Great Ape Protection Act, which was introduced in a House health subcommittee that is part of the Waxman-chaired Committee on Energy and Commerce.

This legislation would phase out “invasive scientific research” on chimpanzees and also release federally owned apes to chimpanzee sanctuaries. 

In the letter, Emily writes:

“This legislation would allow about 500 chimpanzees to live their remaining years in sanctuaries. They could form bonds with other chimpanzees, bask in the sunlight, and feel the grass and the earth. That’s the least we can do for chimpanzees, our species’ closest living relatives.”

Could this chick be any cooler? I ask you that! I ASK YOU THAT!!!

To read Em’s full letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, visit!

  • VeggieTart

    What a beautiful, well-written letter! Go Emily!

  • Allison

    And I answer you NO, no she could not be any cooler or more compassionate or more passionate about her beliefs. She is an amazing person for the animals to have in their corner. Yay Emily!

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  • Erin Raw Foods

    Ok this is the coolest news I’ve heard all day.. week month. I hope they listen. I don’t really know her or her work but I’m going to go check out Bones. What a beautiful cool chick!


  • steph

    i really think she should have been #1 vegan of 2009….

    She is a dedicated activist and isn’t a spokes person for P&G products…not that i don’t understand that cause Ellen bought “vegan” into the “spotlight”…..but to me, cause of the P&G thing….she should be # two :P

    Emily FTW!@!@

  • Whoever…

    NO! She really couldn’t be any cooler! :)

    Oh Emily, Emily, Emily… *sigh*


    There aren’t even enough words to describe this lady: amazingly beautiful, intelligent, talented, self-conscious, vegan, environmentalist, fights for what she believes in…

    She’s a remarkable woman, that’s what she is!

    I wish her all the best in the world!

  • aine

    its things like this emily does that inspired me to give up eating meat and become more eco aware. she is amazing :)

  • Kylie

    I LOVE Emily!! She is so amazing!!

  • Karen S.

    Thanks to Ms. Deschanel for her letter to Rep. Waxman asking him to support the Great Ape Protection Act!

    Visit today to sign petitions to your Reps to ask them to support the bill, too!!!