Compassionate celebs turn out in force for Animal Equality’s Inspiring Global Action Gala
Animal lovers came flooding in for Animal Equality’s Inspiring Global Action Gala hosted by Michelle Forbes at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, December 2. The venue was beautifully decorated with floral arrangements donated by Foxgloves & Folly. Celebrities such as Lisa Edelstein, Scheana Marie, Lesley Nicol, Jessica Sutta, Shannon K, and many more sat around an amazing vegan meal, featuring Hungry Planet, Harmless Harvest and Miyoko’s Kitchen.
“It’s an amazing time to be vegan!” ~ Kat Von D
With few dry eyes in the house during the evening’s emotional and impactful speeches, award presenters, including Moby and Kat Von D, spoke of the organization’s immense impact in preventing animal suffering in the nine countries in which they work. This year, with more than 250 people, Animal Equality celebrated progress for animals worldwide, as well as honored the achievements of their visionary award winners.
Animal Hero Award: Marco Antonio Regil, TV hosts and speaker
Philanthropic Impact Award: Ari Nessel, Nessel Development, The Pollination Project
Visionary Leader Award: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, Founding Chairman, KBW Investments
Compassionate Company Award: Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko’s Kitchen
Echoing the acceptance speech of Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, musician and Animal Activist Moby, said: “I liked what you said about consigning animal agriculture to the dustbin of history – it’s going to happen – it just can’t happen soon enough.”
Animal Equality is an international farmed animal protection organization working in the US, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, India and China to end cruelty to farmed animals and promote plant-based eating for the benefit of people, animals and the environment. Rated as one of only three Top Charity’s by independent assessors Animal Charity Evaluators, Animal Equality is known for its ground-breaking investigations, legislative and corporate outreach work and educational outreach.
To learn more visit Animal Equality