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Leona Lewis is refusing to revisit any countries where she witnesses animal cruelty - and she's urging her fans to do the same.

The "Bleeding Love" hitmaker is an avid animal rights campaigner and is using her fame to support the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

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Lewis has signed the charity's Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare in a bid to introduce global animal rights legislation - and she's taking a tough stance against cruelty.

She says, "I‘ve seen things that I would definitely consider to be neglect. One place I visited, I thought the horses looked malnourished – I’m very into horses so I know what a healthy horse should look like. Basic things weren’t taken care of, like the fact the horses didn’t have any water to drink in their field. I've also seen so many stray dogs in some countries and it just breaks my heart.

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"I reported it to the authorities and if I saw something like that again, I would probably write to my government to say that I wouldn’t visit that country again if I saw acts of animal cruelty.

"As a tourist, refusing to spend our money in a particular country for ethical reasons is one of the most powerful things we can do."

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