leona lewis
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Singer Leona Lewis has a long history of caring for animals. From her work with the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to promoting the WSPA’s Collars Not Cruelty campaign, Lewis definitely takes time out of her busy career to help bring attention to important issues.

She recently told Time Out London, “A part of me feels like I was an animal in my past life that wasn’t treated very nicely. And I do believe that every creature has a soul and has feelings.”

The interviewer then asked her about chickens and what they feel. She answered, “Pain. I’m sure they feel sadness, if they’re cooped up in a little cage. Fear and pain and suffering is not okay for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us.”

Lewis is spending the month of October trying out a vegan diet. She’s been a vegetarian for years, but this appears to be her first time experimenting with excluding all animal products from her diet. Seeing how much she loves animals and wants to stop their suffering, a vegan diet seems like a perfect choice for her. Giving up eggs would certainly help keep those chickens she was talking about out of tiny cages.

We’re sure Lewis will continue to help various animal causes. It would make sense if she actually was an abused animal in a former life put back as a human to stop suffering. Either that, or she’s just a really nice person. Either way, go Leona!

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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