Reading Time: < 1 minute Billie Eilish adopted her foster puppy earlier this year
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Vegan Billie Eilish has won a major award for adopting a puppy – and encouraging others to foster animals, saying ‘they need it’.

The musician was awarded a PETA Libby prize for ‘Most Inspiring Act Of Kindness To Animals’.

According to the charity, it was rewarding the star for ‘giving a foster animal a forever home’.

Vegan Billie Eilish

Eilish announced she was adopting the foster puppy in April. She had taken on two foster animals – one went to another forever home, while one is staying with Eilish.

Speaking about the adoption on The German Telekom Electronic Beats podcast, the musician urged others to foster and adopt – rather than buy – animals.

Adopting animals

Speaking about quarantine and the dogs, she said: “It sounds so introverted and loner-ish, but I’ve been really enjoying being alone.

“It’s been nice. I feel like everybody on the Internet has been talking about, like, they’ve been on FaceTime all day long with their friends. I love my friends, I can’t wait to see them, I do miss them a lot, but at the same time, I’m good. I’m good being alone. I like being alone.”

She then spoke about fostering animals saying ‘more people should do it’. She added: “They need it.”

‘Kindness to animals’

“These compassionate celebrities didn’t let the pandemic stop them from walking the walk when it comes to kindness to animals,” Marta Holmberg, PETA senior director of youth programs, said in a press statement about Billie Eilish and the other winners.

“PETA is honoring the superstars who are leading by example and proving that helping animals can be as simple as whipping up jackfruit enchiladas or buying a vegan lipstick.”

Other Libby winners include Tabitha Brown and Joaquin Phoenix among others.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.