by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals
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ricky gervaisComedian Ricky Gervais has announced that when he finally departs this planet, it’s animals that will be receiving his help and not humans.

Gervais made the comments while calling a radio station to win £20,000 for his favorite animal charities as part of their ‘Who’s Calling Christian’ contest. The competition encourages listeners to get a celebrity to ring in for the chance to win £10,000 for themselves and the star’s favorite charity. If the winning star rings in of their own accord, they get the whole £20,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice.

“I don’t want to leave my money to people,” he said. “People should work hard. I’ve worked hard for my money. At the moment I’m sat in the garden where I’ve buried it and I’ve got a gun.”

The 48-year-old also said that if he were Prime Minister, he would work to stop animal cruelty. “Particularly those inbred people who still go hunting when they are not meant to, I’d like to smack them in the mouth,” he added.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • georgina0912

    Love him! (singsong)

    And i would do the same, that is if i had lots and lots of money. For now i donate what and when i can (i have a mortgage too). I care for humans but i am passionate about animals, and they are suffering a great deal, getting dumped in shelters when the humans are foreclosed, and being abused in all kinds of situations, so my money goes to animal charities.

    Yay for Ricky but hope he lives many-many-many more years to continue advocating for animals!

  • mparis

    That is so awesome! I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great guy!

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  • Lee

    Yep – animal cruelty should be stopped – not sure of the logic of being abusive to humans to stop animal abuse – but it sure makes your blood boil when animals are treated as objects.