Ricky Gervais may be the king of making people laugh, but he takes fighting for animal rights very seriously, and because of all his hard work to fight for our furry friends we’d like to wish him a very happy birthday today!
The funnyman is turning the big 5-0, but he’s barely taking a break from his activism work to celebrate, as just yesterday he penned a letter on behalf of PETA to protest foie gras.
But that should come as no surprise, as in the past he has fought against wasteful fishing practices, gotten a tattoo to support the Humane Society International group, taken a stand against bullfighting, spoken out against the trade of baby monkeys, and vowed to leave his fortune to animal charities.
And it’s not just critters he lends his support to, as he helped us human folk out by petitioning to end the sex trafficking industry, signed chocolate bunnies for an autism charity, and designed a charity candle to raise funds for Parkinson’s research.
This all around amazing guy deserves a big birthday bash, so be sure to do some celebrating tonight in Gervais’ honor!