What do vegans, animals, and Titanic enthusiasts have in common?

Answer: They all adore Leonardo DiCaprio!

Who doesn’t love Leonardo DiCaprio though? I’m pretty sure every pre-teen girl from my generation had a major crush on him at some point in their lives, and I was no exception to this. Titanic would not have been the same if any other actor had played Jack, and Wolf of Wall Street is pretty much the best movie ever made (in my very biased opinion.)

I don’t just love him for his spectacular acting skills though, I’m also a huge fan of his environmental activism, which largely ties into his animal rights activism.

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Have you guys heard about the little tiff Leo and an Indonesian minister got into recently? Leo, being the animal-saving-environmentalist-angel that he is, recently posted on his Instagram about the “environmental impact of palm-oil cultivation on a recent visit to the Sumatran rainforests.” It was rumored that an Indonesian minister said that if he continued to criticize the environmental impact of palm-oil, he would be blacklisted from Indonesia. The government now denies that they ever said he will be blacklisted, and the minister of the environment and forestry has even shown support for his activism.

I always think it’s SO awesome when celebrities have a cause that they’re behind and speak openly about it because they have such a huge audience. Think about the thousands of people that now care about the environment and species conservation thanks to Leo’s years and years of work!

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Speaking of environmental crisis, who heard his Oscar acceptance speech? He pretty much laid it down and said that climate change is real and isn’t just going to go away on its own. Looks like we’ve got a badass on our hands!

Leo is also an honorary board member of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and has also established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with the “mission of protecting the Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions to build a more harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.” So pretty much it sounds like he’s the best person to ever walk this Earth?

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On top of that, he once donated $1 million to the Wildlife Conservation Society. What a guy! Good ole Leo even executive produced Cowspiracy, and is on the board of the World Wildlife Fund. He also raised $25 million for species conservation at a gala he threw himself.

He has done a million more things which have benefited animals and the environment, but I’m sure if you really wanted to get down to the nitty gritty of his activism, you would just Wikipedia him yourself.

When it comes down to it, he is an AMAZING actor, and an even more amazing human being.

Don’t you just love a man who cares about animals?

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