Leona Lewis saves rabbit from plate
Jul 22, 2009, 9:58 GMT
06/07/2009 - Leona Lewis - Leona Lewis saved a rabbit from becoming a homeless man\'s dinner. © Solarpix / PR Photos
Leona Lewis saved a rabbit from becoming a homeless man's dinner.
The 'Bleeding Love' singer - who is a strict vegetarian - was shopping in Los Angeles when she saw the man with a white bunny on a lead and asked him what he was going to do with the animal, he replied: "Don't know, probably eat it."
Shocked Leona then asked him to sell the rabbit to her so she could save its life and gave him $100, which she told him to go and spend on some food.
A friend said: "Leona is the proud owner of a new white rabbit called Melrose which she is keeping in her garden.
"She was shopping on Melrose Avenue last week when she spotted it being kept on a lead by a homeless man. She didn't think life on a lead was any way for a rabbit to live - then when he said he was going to eat it she knew she had to save it.
"Now it has the run of her garden without the fear of being cooked for dinner."
Leona - who is currently living in Los Angeles while she records her second album - is a huge animal rights supporter and last year turned down a £1 million offer from exclusive London store Harrods to open its summer sale because the store sold fur.