18 Jul '11, 4pm

Steve-O Receives Animal Rights Award

Steve-O Receives Animal Rights Award

Animal rights activist and Jackass star Stephen “Steve-O” Glover was honored in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Nanci Alexander, founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida , presented him with the Nanci Alexander Award during a reception at her vegan restaurant, Sublime. Steve-O, who became a vegan after battling addiction issues , has been involved with numerous animal rights campaigns in recent years. In addition to appearing in anti-fur and seal-saving ads for PETA , he also led a protest outside the Edmonton zoo , asking zoo owners to allow Lucy, the zoo’s ill and depressed elephant, to retire to an elephant sanctuary. PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk has nothing but praise for the star , saying, “Steve-O may be a comedian, but to animals in trouble, he’s a real champ. There’s lots to laugh about in life, but animal abuse isn’t funny, as Steve-O is quick t...

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