Heather Mills for Animals

Heather Mills is named patron for Animals in Need.

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The UK charity Animals In Need has revealed Heather Mills as its new figurehead. “(Mills) has always campaigned for the humane treatment of animals and is herself a vegan,” Animals in Need spokesperson Roy Marriott said. Mills, VN’s 2009 Person of the Year, is a well-known animal rights activist and former wife of Paul McCartney. Her company Redwood Foods produces vegan and vegetarian food products such as Cheezly Vegan Cheese, and she also owns Vbites vegetarian restaurant in Hove, England. Last year, Animals in Need’s volunteers rescued more than 2,300 animals at its location in Little Irchester.