recently called out Kanye West
for using fur in his fashion show, and that had us thinking of all the other awesome musicians who actively stand up for animals' rights. Grimes, Moby, and more have all spoken up about the harsh reality of animal abuse and use their power as influencers to the best of their ability. Here are some key artists who are earning even more of our love and respect.
Sia has always had a great social media presence for advocating for animals. Most recently, she posted in protest to Kanye's fashion show, saying:
She also called out Kim Kardashian as well, showing the exact same video.
Moby is an outspoken advocate for human and animal rights on his social media feeds, but also has many of his videos and songs revolve around awareness for it. He actually released an album in 1996 clearly titled Animal Rights,
so it's pretty easy to see where he stands. His Twitter also says that he has been a vegan since 1987.
Outspoken in both her music and her politics, P!nk has been a prominent campaigner for PETA for over a decade, doing things like protesting against KFC, and calling out Prince William for his fox hunting, saying: "I wrote to him to protest about fox hunting and I figured he would be this stuffy, privileged asshole. But he's like a redneck from the south. If you're brought up shooting and hunting animals, if you really think it's second nature and you're blasting away then it's hard to see the other point of view. You need educating."
4. Paul McCartney
Along with his deceased wife, Linda, they were extremely involved in supporting campaigns by PETA and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and the quote, "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian," is attributed to them. In this video, Paul talks about going vegetarian on Viva! TV.
5. Sarah McLachlan
AKA the person who made that soul-crushing song on all the depressing yet eye opening ASPCA commercials in the 2000s. WARNING: this video will make you cry and want to tightly hug your pet forever.
Fun Fact: Ke$ha is the Human Society International's first global ambassador for animals, and she is constantly doing work for them. In this video, she was outlining animal rights bills up for congress in 2013, and was encouraging people to vote for them.
7. Brian May
Along with being the guitarist for one of the most legendary and theatrical bands in the history of music, Queen, he also founded the animal rights organization Save Me, which campaigns against fox hunting and badger culling in the UK, and he is actively trying to uphold the Hunting Act, which prohibits any wild mammals from being hunted.
Probably the most extreme out of this list, Morrissey has been found saying "the only perfect world for animals is a world without humans." In one of his most recent songs, "The Bullfighter Dies," which Morrissey calls "a shout-out for the total abolition of the living horror of bullfighting," and "since those who control such barbarity have no interest in the welfare of the bull... the overwhelming majority do not have any sympathy when the bullfight does not go the bullfighter's way."
9. Waka Flocka Flame
This dude posed nude for the cover of PETA. I can't think of a more Waka Flocka way to show that you love animals.
He made this video. Apparently the whole Broccoli thing can be taken literally.