Celebrity daredevil Steve-O was honored last Saturday with PETA’s Nanci Alexander Award for his work promoting animal rights. Nanci Alexander, founder and president of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, presented the award at her gourmet vegan restaurant Sublime in Fort Lauderdale. Although he rose to fame from his stunts on MTV’s Jackass, dedicated vegan Steve-O also spends countless hours on animal-rights campaigns, including modeling for PETA’s anti-fur ads and leading a protest to free Lucy, an ailing elephant, from a Canadian zoo. Steve-O responded to the award, saying, “Being a vegan, caring about animals… all of this compassion in my lifestyle is the reward in and of itself.”
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