Daniella Monet receives 2016 Humane Hero Award

May 11, 2016

Actress Daniella Monet has made a major impact for animals through inspiring videos and campaigns that encourage her enormous fanbase to choose compassion over cruelty. She consistently acts as a role model for the growing young adult crowd that finds itself increasingly concerned with farmed animal welfare, the same crowd that offers its support to each of our hard-hitting campaigns. The Humane League recently honored Monet's influence and accomplishments at a special Gala in Dallas by awarding her the 2016 Humane Hero Award.

Monet, 27, rose to the spotlight in Nickelodeon show "Victorious" as Trina Vega, then played Rebecca in Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101", had a supporting role in "Nancy Drew" as Inga Veinshtein, and is currently on Freeform's "Baby Daddy" as Sam.

Using her stardom as a platform, Monet works with multiple animal protection groups to promote plant-based eating and the national Meatless Monday campaign. She has also been on camera for several animal welfare campaigns, including efforts to raise awareness about inhumane practices in fish farming, challenge school systems to find better alternatives to animal dissection, and help her fans find cruelty-free options for fashion. She made the commitment to become a vegetarian at age 5, and has been vegan for approximately 16 years.

"I love animals, always have. Therefore I appreciate and respect organizations like The Humane League. Their passion for the well-being of animals makes me proud to attend such a special gala," Monet said.

Monet delivered a speech at The Humane League's 10th Anniversary Gala that inspired many to continue to help make plant-based lifestyles more mainstream and accessible to all. The Dallas community's growing interest in plant-based foods and lifestyles has been reflected in an increase in the city's vegan options, eco-friendly festivals and animal protection-focused events. At The Humane League's Dallas office, similar to our other 10 offices nationwide, staff and volunteers have reached over 15,000 college students with information on animal welfare and plant-based eating this year, hosted large "Team Humane League" athletic gatherings, and presented humane education seminars at many universities in Texas.

"We are proud to have celebrated our 10th anniversary in Dallas alongside Daniella Monet, one of the most influential activists for the younger generation," said David Coman-Hidy, Executive Director of The Humane League. "The support from Daniella along with our grassroots team in Dallas and its countless volunteers and activists has helped us reach millions of young people each year with a message of compassion for farmed animals."