Comedian Ricky Gervais Urges Fans To Adopt - Not Shop

Gervais says animals shouldn't have to wait years for a new home
Ricky Gervais
Gervais - while not vegan - is a longtime animal advocate (Photo: Facebook)

Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is urging fans to adopt, not shop, for their next companion animal.

The star shared a post Saturday with over 13 million Twitter followers that included a picture of him and a dog, alongside his message.

It read: "Rescue pets wait weeks, months, even years. So visit your local animal shelter this weekend & take home your new best friend. #adopt"

The star took to Twitter to bring light to the issue (Image: Twitter)

Advocate

While Gervais has been criticized for not being vegan, he does use his platform to advocate for animals.

The star has worked to raise awareness around animal testing, foie gras, and other animal rights issues.

In August, he backed a campaign to end deaths in horse racing, which included a petition that received 100,000 signatures.

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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