Laura Guttridge, is a former swimsuit model, and animal right activist who has participated in countless demonstrations against the exploitation of animals. She has been fighting for the rights of animals since she was a child.
Animal Activist Laura Guttridge, was the founder of a small animal rights group called Marion County Voices for Animals, in Ocala Florida. The group convinced the Marion County Animal Shelter to stop using the outdated decompression chamber for killing unwanted animals, and switch to the more humane lethal injection.
She is also a member of the board of directors for The Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, an animal rights organization that promotes the rights, and ethical treatment of animals.
Laura Guttridge studied philosophy at The University of Central Florida and her work as a student is published in the university library. As an Author, Laura Guttridge has written a book titled “Gypsy the Christmas Cat”, which is based on the story of a real life cat named Gypsy. The book inspires children to love, respect, and nurture animals. The delightful holiday tale was published by The Strategic Book Group, and is available on various online stores.
Laura Guttridge Encourages a Vegan Lifestyle.
Laura Guttridge encourages people to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, for not only the animals, but for their own health, and the health of the planet as well. She has also participa
ted in the promotion of PETA’S Vegetarian Starter Kit. At the 20th Gala for The Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, she promoted a vegetarian lifestyle by modeling as one of the “lettuce ladies.” The event was attended by celebrities such as Pamela Anderson and was hosted by Bob Barker.
Her dedication for protecting the rights of animals is evident from the fact that she has been arrested on two different occasions during protests to protect animals. The first time she was arrested while protesting against Florida’s Annual Youth Deer Hunt in the Ocala National Forest, and the second time for being a part of an anti-fur protest held by San Diego Animal Advocates.
For her selfless contributions for the protection of animals, Laura Guttridge was honored with The 2007 Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Humane Society of Vero Beach.