Famous Comics Stand Up Against Animal Abusers in #NotFunny Campaign

The United Kingdom’s top comic stars have raised our spirits on stage and screen, and now they’ve joined forces to raise awareness of a subject that’s no laughing matter– animal abuse, and the light sentences handed down to offenders. Animal cruelty sentences are just #NotFunny. I’m joining Battersea @BDCH & standing up for animals. You […]

Ricky Gervais Helps Adoptable Dogs from All Dogs Matter

Actor/writer Ricky Gervais, who recently shared screen time with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in Muppets Most Wanted, has stepped in front of the camera to help canines land starring roles in a forever family. Taking to Twitter, the creator of The Office introduced his fans to┬áBella, a beautiful 7- or 8-year-old Boxer who […]

Ricky Gervais Promotes Collars Not Cruelty Campaign

As an actor and writer he’s tickled our funny bones on The Office, Extras and as a host of The Golden Globes, but as an animal activist Ricky Gervais tugs at our heartstrings. Always ready to help a paws cause, the caustic comic has helped to shine a spotlight on such pressing subjects as puppy […]

Celebrities Show Support for Pup Aid

A day of play in the park at Primrose Hill had a higher purpose on September 8th as animal lovers gathered to show their dogged devotion for the fight against puppy farming. Established in 2010 by TV vet Marc Abraham (who launched the “Where’s Mum? campaign on Mother’s Day in the UK), Pup Aid– which, […]

Ricky Gervais Supports Collars Not Cruelty Campaign

Ricky Gervais may be known for tickling funny bones, but the caustic comic is serious about the subject of animal rights. Having recently used his star wattage to shine a spotlight on BUAV’s struggle to stop a proposed UK ‘breeding farm’which would supply Beagles for laboratory experimentation, the host of the upcoming Golden Globes telecast […]

Ricky Gervais Opposes Plan for Beagle Breeding Farm

UPDATE: On January 26, 2012 the BUAV announced that plans to construct a dog breeding facility in Yorkshire which would supply Beagles for laboratory experimentation have been rejected, thanks in part to the more than 28,000 dog devotees who voiced their concern by signed a petition and the help of celebrity supporters Ricky Gervais and […]

Former Shelter Dog Stars in ‘Spy Kids 4’

Once a dog on death row, today a tiny terrier mix named Elmo is enjoying life in the limelight as the star of the new family-friendly flick, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, which opens in theaters today. News of the Rover’s rescue was relayed by actor Ricky Gervais, who lends his […]

Celebrities Voice Opposition to Greyhound Racing

May 29th may mark the end of Greyhound Awareness Week 2011 in the United Kingdom, but the fight to free the breed from the fear of literally running for their lives continues. Following are a few of the famous faces who have used their star power to shine a spotlight on the plight of racing […]

Celebrity Dog Photo of The Day: Ricky Gervais Hugs A Dog

Funnyman Ricky Gervais couldn’t resist giving this lucky four-legged fan a hug when he took a break between takes on his upcoming comedy, Cemetery Junction. Although he shares his home with a feline friend, the comedian is also a friend to Fidos. Not only did he help to bring Elsa, his neighbor’s lost Staffordshire Bull […]