Mayim Bialik is for the animals, and one of our favorite real deal vegan celebrities. The outspoken veggie actress and has drawn attention to the connection between Judaism and kindness to animals, and encouraged a switch from inhumane holiday traditions. You can also find her enjoying vegan eats before attending not-so-vegan-friendly Hollywood parties.
The star of “The Big Bang Theory” recently added her support to a star-studded animal rights campaign, joining Russell Simmons, Leona Lewis, Kevin Nealon, Shannon Elizabeth, Emily Deschanel and other animal-loving celebs. Nonprofit Farm Sanctuary is asking: When you learned about farm animal cruelty, “What Did You Do?”
You can help by joining and donating to one of the campaign teams: Moo, Gobble, Oink and Cluck. Bialik is speaking up for the turkeys on Team Gobble and asking others to join her. The star tweeted yesterday:
vote for my team (the turkeys) in the farm sanctuary “world day for farm animals” campaign to end animal cruelty! http://t.co/UFeWOWYd04
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) September 24, 2013
Donations to Team Gobble will help Farm Sanctuary care for rescued turkeys like Daisy who fell from a truck headed to the slaughterhouse or Shannon who was rescued from a factory farm and is left with a mutilated beak and toes. As Farm Sanctuary reports, turkeys’ sensitive beaks are removed with “a hot blade, shears, or a high-voltage electrical current,” and part of their toes are sheared off. So far, $2,230 has been raised for the turkeys.