Scott and Renee Baio
The event brought together more than 300 animal lovers, philanthropists and celebrities for an evening of vegan hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Actress Katie Cleary and radio personality Mark Thompson emceed the evening.
Celebrity guests included actors Joanna Krupa, Priscilla Presley and Scott Baio, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett, broadcast personality Jane Velez-Mitchell and Congo anti-poaching pilot Anthony Caere
This year’s celebration honored five visionaries who share Lca’s mission to eliminate animal exploitation worldwide. Outspoken animal rights activist and philanthropist, Philip Wollen received the Albert Schweitzer Award for his animal welfare work in over 40 countries. Jane Velez-Mitchell, one of America’s most prominent spokespersons for animal rights, received the prestigious Sam Simon Award, named in honor of Lca’s devoted supporter and The Simpsons co-creator,