Since Noah Cyrus was 13 she’s also been an outspoken animal rights activist. In fact, Noah used her thirteenth birthday as an opportunity to raise funds for the ban of using horse-drawn carriages in NYC. More recently, she has teamed up with PETA to help spearhead and support numerous awareness campaigns, such as releasing captive animals at Seaworld, releasing elephants from circuses, and preventing the killing of animals for the purpose of science class dissection.

“A lot of students don’t know that they can ask to not dissect and they can ask to be given a diagram instead!” Noah said. “To think that any animal would be killed for this makes me so sad.”