Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais continues to add animal-activist material to his resume. The British funnyman, who previously spoke out against animal testing on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International’s “Be Cruelty-Free” campaign, is now lending his voice to protect helpless dogs in countries such as Bangladesh, Bali, and Sri Lanka from mass fear-driven culls intended to halt the spread of rabies. Gervais joined his dog Barney in a video as the new face of the World Society for the Protection of Animals’ Red Collar Campaign. The WSPA’s program offers an alternative to the cruel slaughters by vaccinating dogs and outfitting them with red collars to show they have been vaccinated. “Mass vaccinations are the only proven solution for controlling rabies in both dogs and humans,” says Gervais.
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