Hayden Panettiere's bird row

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 January 2009
Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere's bird row

'Heroes' actress Hayden Panettiere reportedly halted shooting on the hit US TV show after she accused a crew member of being cruel to birds

Hayden Panettiere halted shooting on 'Heroes' after she accused a crew member of being cruel to birds.

The 19-year-old actress was reportedly furious when the worker used a huge lawn-blower to blast birds out of a nearby tree after they disturbed filming.

Hayden is said to have shouted: "What are you doing? How would you like someone to blow that thing inside your house?"

The blonde star defended the feathered creatures by insisting they were only flying in front of the camera to get back to their nest in the tree.

She reportedly made such a fuss the director eventually decided to move the scene to a new location.

Hayden is a keen campaigner for animal rights - she has won the Compassion in Action Award from PETA for her efforts to attempt to stop whale-hunting in Japan.

She has said: "Dolphins and whales are the barometer to the health of our oceans. As go the dolphins and whales, so go the oceans, and then so goes life on earth.

"It's simple, if we save the whales, we can save the world."

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