Jillian Michaels Helps Rescue Racehorse Bound for Slaughter

Celebrity News Apr. 19, 2012 AT 5:30PM
Jillian Michaels attends the 4th Annual Get Radical Women's conference at the Hyatt Regency on March 31, 2012 in Reston, Virginia. Jillian Michaels attends the 4th Annual Get Radical Women's conference at the Hyatt Regency on March 31, 2012 in Reston, Virginia. Credit: Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images

Jillian Michaels is adopting again--sort of.

The former Biggest Loser trainer, 38, pitched in thousands of dollars recently to help the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals rescue a former racehorse headed to a slaughterhouse--Royale With Speed, a grandson of Triple Crown champ Secretariat.

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The horse lover is an ardent supporter of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act--the passing of which would put a ban on the export of horses for slaughter--and has been extremely vocal about the cause, which PETA highlights in a new video. (Warning: the video contains images of animal cruelty which some viewers may find upsetting.)

Another family, based in New Mexico, is set to look after Royale With Speed as Michaels gears up to become a first-time mom.

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After a lengthy, years-long adoption process, the fitness guru finally had some happy news to share with Access Hollywood in January.

"I went over to visit orphanages [in Haiti] and I ended up falling in love with this little girl, and by the grace of God, I got matched up with her," she revealed. "So now it's just a matter of trying to get her home, as anything can happen and fall through or fall apart."

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