Leona Lewis happiest with animals

British singer Leona Lewis performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in LisbonLeona Lewis loves to give her pets “kisses and cuddles”.

When she isn’t on stage or in the studio, the 25-year-old pop star insists her world revolves around her horse Goose, dog Misty and rabbit Melrose.

Leona – who is a strict vegetarian – said: “I dote on them. I give them lots of kisses and cuddles.

The ‘Bleeding Love’ singer insists her favourite hobby is “riding horses” and she even collects equestrian art.

She said: “I love nature and enjoy learning new skills.”

Leona is a committed supporter of several animal charities, and she devotes a lot of her time and energy to the WSPA – World Society for the Protection of Animals – because they “campaign to change laws to stop the cruel treatment of animals”.

The star is currently preparing to embark on a world tour in support of Christina Aguilera, bringing two of the world’s biggest voices to one stage.

The tour begins in Uncasville, Connecticut, US, on July 15.