Carrie Fisher: An Inspiration To All Animal Lovers

Carrie Fisher with her dog, Gary

Carrie Fisher with her dog, Gary

Best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, Carrie Fisher, has sadly passed away at age 60. Aside from being an honorable feminist public figure, Fisher has inspired many through her work as an animal rights activist. Fisher fought to end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in which she joined a protest in front of the Chinese London Embassy.

When interviewed by Express, Carrie Fisher explained "there is so much animal suffering in the world, and much of it you feel helpless to end, but stopping the Yulin dog meat festival and ending all that suffering is easy … All the Chinese authorities need to do is declare it shut down, and the killing stops." Fisher continued by saying "These poor dogs need us to fight for them. Every single one of them is as precious as my dear Gary, every one of them is someone’s best friend."

We admire Carrie Fisher for her willingness to fight for what she believes in. In honor of Fisher's love for animals and their rights, we pledge to continue to spread cruelty free awareness.