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Friday, April 23, 2010

Watch The Genesis Awards this Weekend

If you didn’t get to attend The HSUS’ 24th annual Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills, you can watch it this weekend in the comfort of your own living room. The one-hour special will air on Animal Planet this Saturday, April 24, at noon ET/PT, and Sunday, April 25, at 1:00pm ET/PT.

Teri Hatcher presents an award at The 24th Genesis
Awards. Be sure to catch the awards show this weekend on
Animal Planet.

It’s the animals’ answer to the Academy Awards, and a star-studded event with Emily Deschanel, Jon Lovitz, Kristen Bell, Teri Hatcher, Robert Davi, Keely and Pierce Brosnan, and other celebrity presenters helping to honor people in the media and entertainment industry who use their talents to advance animal protection issues. Other stars for animals at the packed gala included Los Angeles firefighter Joe St. Georges who rescued Lucky from the L.A. river during the floods, Major Brian Dennis who rescued Nubs from Iraq after the dog was maimed by insurgents, and lawmakers who are fighting for animal protection polices, including State Senator Dean Florez, State Assemblyman Pedro Nava, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz.

We see so much animal abuse in our work, and the worst of the human spirit when we confront “crush” videos, dogfighting, puppy mills, and other large-scale cruelties. With The Genesis Awards, we get to see the best of the human spirit, and we celebrate the victories for animals and the people who are making them happen. I hope you’ll tune into Animal Planet this weekend, for a special event that will be uplifting and motivating for any animal lover.


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