In addition to being an international pop star, Leona Lewis wants her fans to know that she’s also an avid animal lover, supporting the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in a new campaign. In a newly released video released on October 27th, Lewis pledges her support for the charity’s Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare campaign, appearing in both a video as well as a photo shoot. Posing with her beloved family pet, Misty, Lewis is looking as beautiful and fresh-faced as ever in this series of photos by Anthony Upton.
According to Lewis, a long-time animal lover – “I wanted to get involved with the World Society for the Protection of Animals because I think they are doing great campaigns. ” She continues “I’ve always been a huge advocate for any charities that are trying to help animals, because they are trying to change laws to protect animals.”
Leona calls on her fans all over the world to do the right thing and back the Animals Matter campaign. Feel free to go onto Leona’s WSPA page and pledge your support. “It’s up to us to give these animals a voice, and put a stop to cruelty and neglect, right now,” Lewis says.
WSPA is made up of over 1,000 animal welfare groups in 150 countries, each sharing a common goal – alleviate animal suffering worldwide. WSPA’s partners in the States include the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The charity is fully supporting a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare at the United Nations, which, if passed would acknowledge that animals do feel pain, that they do suffer and that they need to be treated humanely.
Lewis has always appeared shy and considerably more reserved than some of her pop contemporaries, which to me is realistic. Her love of animals is very real and very deep and I respect her all that much more for taking a stand like this.
Leona’s second album Echo will be released on November 17th via J Records/Syco Music. First single, “Happy” is out now.
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