Sunday , 19 November 2017


‘Spending Quality Time With My Best Friend, Millie, Is Always at the
Top of My List,’ Says Hawthorne Star

Los Angeles — As Dr. Tom Wakefield on the TNT hit series Hawthorne,
Michael Vartan is often called upon to advise his patients. Now,
Vartan is giving advice to parents—of dogs, that is. Vartan—along
with his dog, Millie—stars in a brand-new TV ad for PETA in which he
talks about the importance of giving animal companions all the love,
care, and attention that they need and deserve.

“No matter how hectic my life gets, spending quality time with my best
friend, Millie, is always at the top of my list,” begins Vartan in the
30-second spot. “Millie doesn’t get to make her own schedule. In fact,
we decide when our dogs eat, take walks, play with their pooch
pals—even relieve themselves. So when I take her on a walk, I make
sure she gets to sniff as long as she wants. And it’s up to her
whether she walks, runs, or even sunbathes. I always remember this is
her walk, so I don’t pull on her, and I don’t rush her. These things
may seem small to us, but to our dogs, they mean the world.”

In an exclusive PETA interview, Vartan—who also played Jennifer
Garner’s love interest in the acclaimed ABC action-intrigue series
Alias—talked about the miserable conditions for animals in circuses
and on factory farms and urged his fans to get involved and never to
feel powerless. Vartan told PETA, “A lot of times you’ll say, ‘Check
out this video on YouTube. It’s about this bear or this elephant
[who’s] being abused in the circus by [her] handlers,’ and people say,
‘Oh, I don’t want to see that’ … because it’s too big of an issue,
it’s too big of a problem. And that’s not true—it isn’t.” He added,
“And don’t be afraid to see the ugly stuff, because that’s what we’re
really trying to fix.”

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