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Leonardo DiCaprio and Ricky Gervais Receive Humane Society’s 2015 Genesis Award

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ricky Gervais Receive Humane Society’s 2015 Genesis Award

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Ricky Gervais have been honored by bosses at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for their animals rights activism.

The stars have been named among the recipients of the 2015 Genesis Award, a prize which is handed out annually to celebrities who raise awareness of animal welfare issues, along with director Kathryn Bigelow, documentary maker Morgan Spurlock and TV hosts Jon Stewart and Bill Maher.

DiCaprio was specifically recognized for producing the documentary Virunga, about endangered gorillas in the African national park, while Gervais was honored for raising awareness of animals issues through social media.

Gervais writes in a post on Facebook, “I am touched and honoured to have won a 2015 Genesis Award for my online animal campaigning. Thanks Humane Society.”

We’re huge animal lovers and would like to congratulate the guys for all their hard work giving voices to those who can’t speak for themselves.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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