Emily Deschanel doesn’t just play an animal lover on Bones — in real life she’s devoted herself to a vegan lifestyle (and defends herself against criticism), speaks out against animal cruelty, and raises awareness about the realities of factory farming. On June 2nd Mercy for Animals, an organization dedicated to preventing farmed animal cruelty through education and awareness, will honor Emily for her continued hard work as a high-profile animal advocate.  

The Justice for All: A Night for Creatures Big & Small event will honor Emily for “her farmed animal advocacy leadership and accomplishments.” No doubt, making her personal animal rights mission an integral part of her character in Dr. Temperance Brennan is a large part of how she’s reached so many people with her message.

Last year, Emily was the official spokesperson for the Walk for Farm Animals, an annual event to raise funds and awareness about farm animal abuse. Given her continued advocacy efforts, it’s so deserved that Emily will be recognized for her work on animal rights.

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