miley cyrus
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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PETA has been known to be generous with gift giving. Whether it was a consolation gift basket sent to presidential candidate Mitt Romney after he lost, or a rescued calf in honor of Anne Hathaway’s wedding, the organization loves giving a special something on big occasions.

This time, Miley Cyrus scored quite the birthday prize. PETA sponsored a pig named Nora in honor of Cyrus’ special day. The now twenty-year-old tweeted back at PETA, “Thank you so much for saving Nora in honor of my bday :)” Then, upon asking for, and receiving a picture of Nora, the singer wrote, “oh my pigggggyyyyy! She is so cute I can hardly stand ittttttt!!!!”

PETA wasn’t the only one to give Miley a special something for her big day. Many of her fans got together to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Saving SPOT! Dog Rescue, two organizations favored by the singer.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. 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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