PETA Honors Miley Cyrus
Posted on Tue Apr 14, 2009 09:00 AM PDT

CyrusPETA200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Miley Cyrus' compassion for animals has earned her recognition from People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The animal rights group has commended the Disney darling for "taking pity on chickens who were used on the set of her new film Hannah Montana; The Movie."

Apparently, Miley became so attached to one of the chickens on the set that she decided to take the bird home because she "thought the bird was adorable and needed saving." Miley's mom Trish also brought home a few of the birds.

"Miley's heart is as big as her smile," says Dan Shannon, PETA's assistant director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns. "We hope that her act of compassion will inspire her fans to be kind to animals too."

Miley and her dad, Billy Ray, were also recognized for helping reunite a lost dog with its owner last year.