To the Rescue! NYC Gala
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes, Video
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Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for HSUS

Actress Tricia Helfer took some time on the red carpet at the HSUS gala to chat with us about her animal rescue work, plans for building an eco dream home, almost vegetarian diet and feelings as a Canadian about the annual the seal hunt.

We particularly loved her strong words about the highly controversial seal hunt that takes place in her home country each year. Helfer had never publicly commented on the subject before, but was perfectly happy to make her position clear. She told us, “I do think it’s completely asinine and barbaric and, and in this day and age there is no reason for it. So I have no problem saying I’m against it.”

As for her own rescue animals at home, Helfer devotes her time and resources to helping homeless felines. While she’s an “auntie” to many dogs, it appears that cats are the companions who rule her home. The actress also shares that she takes a lot of “hard cases” like cats with health issues and older cats. Special needs and geriatric animals can be especially hard to adopt out so her actions will hopefully serve as a good example for others to follow.

Fans might also be interested to know that the former Cylon follows an almost vegetarian diet (with the exception of the occassional cheat in the form of crab cakes.)

Check out the full interview below for more on what’s happening with her eco dream home, her love for HSUS and much more.

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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