The Environment

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen is known best for her career in fashion, and her appearance has graced the covers of more than 1,200 magazines over the years, but she is also a prominent environmental philanthropist and activist. So when she encountered a sea turtle ensnared in a pile of longline fishing gear on the beach, she took the opportunity to do the right thing.

“Early this morning I was walking on the beach and [my dog] Onyx started barking at a pile of ocean trash that had washed during high tide.

When I came closer I saw this beautiful turtle turned upside down with a look of hopelessness and exhaustion in her eyes, her body knotted and entangled in a fishing net,” Bündchen wrote in a social media post Saturday. Check the video.