by MPD
Categories: Animals, Causes, People
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Earlier this month, Ecorazzi reported that The Office star Angela Kinsey had teamed up with Oceana to record a PSA in support of sea turtle protection. Today, Angela is continuing to speak out about this important issue and is sharing some tips on how you can make a difference.

“I got the wake-up call that no one is policing our oceans,”Kinsey says in a new interview. “I wondered, how can I do anything? What really can I do to make things better? There are some perks to being a celebrity. My job is to be funny once in a while, but it’s my responsibility to make good use of it.”

The actress decided to get involved after swimming with sea turtles in Mexico this summer and learning that many breeds are at risk of extinction.

“I don’t want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, ‘There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean.’”

Kinsey is hopeful that others will join her on this mission and is urging her fans to take action.

“Cut down on your use of plastic shopping bags because many end up in the ocean. If you’re at a beach where there are sea turtles, just let them be. And don’t throw trash out on the street near coastlines. Pick it up!”

We second that suggestion!

Stop by BrighterPlanet.org to read Angela’s entire interview.

  • Bob

    Congratulations to her. It sounds like a genuine conservation cause and she is promoting good ideas to help a species that is genuinely endangered. That is so refreshing when compared to celebrities who become mouthpieces for phony conservation groups like Sea Shepherd, who don’t help any endangered species and are only about swindling the gullible. As if that isn’t bad enough they have have scuttled several derelict ships that ended up polluting the ocean and becoming navigation hazards. Sea Shepherd takes no responsibility for the mess they make.

    But anyways, job well done Angela Kinsey!