SMASHING PUMPKINS FRONTMAN FEATURED IN PAWS CHICAGO MAGAZINE MAY 25, 2014 – Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins is featured in the Summer 2014 issue of the PAWS Chicago magazine, and he talks about his recent work helping out the local PAWS Chicago charity adopting rescue cats (he hated them as a kid!) and even auctioning…
SEP 17, 2013 – Singer Katy Perry found herself defending her use of animals in her new "Roar" music video, which features many animals such as an elephant, a crocodile, and even a tiger. PETA complained in a letter obtained by Hollywood Reporter stating, "…animals used for entertainment in film and television endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods".
Katy Perry responded with a letter from the American Humane Association that stated they believed that the "Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media were followed and that no animal was harmed in the making of this music video." Read more on Hollywood Reporter.com here, and watch Katy Perry "Roar"! here. (photo credit: Simon Wedege Peterson/CC)
MAR 26, 2012 – Willie Nelson, longtime activist musician from Farm Aid to Occupy the Food System, has agreed to take care of 2 severely neglected and abused horses. One named "Whisper" was undernourished when rescued, and had kerosene burns when the bonehead ex-owner tried to cure a fungus. "Whisper", along with a mare called "Traveler", will go into the care of LEARN (Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network), a non-profit in South Carolina that has been a private animal rescue farm for more than 20 years; where they rescue and rehabilitate, and then find the animal a "forever home" where they can live their life out in peace. On their website LEARN says their mission is to "educate our youth, prospective owners, and owners concerning the proper care of animals. We also support the local Animal Control departments with the care and housing of abused and neglected farm animals. We are dedicated to the management of reported neglect cases and work with law enforcement to insure the animals receive the care and feed needed for optimal health."
Eric Elkins of LEARN told SummervillePatch.com that "Whisper" has gained 25 pounds since arriving at the rescue farm, and his wounds are healing. Check out LEARN's website here. , and don't forget to thank Willie! (Photo credit: LearnHorseRescue.com)