Ke$ha is a vegetarian and animal advocate, and has given her support to animal organizations in the past. We told you about her teaming up with PETA to speak out against the Canadian seal hunt.
Now, the singer has been named Humane Society International’s (HSI) first Global Ambassador for Animals. HSI Vice President Kitty Block says, “We believe empathy for animals is a basic human condition that needs to be encouraged and celebrated. Ke$ha, with her interest in our cause and international recognition, is in a unique position to help us promote a global culture of compassion for animals.”
Ke$ha, whose debut album was aptly-titled “Animal,” has said that she wants to take an active role in HSI’s work for animals. “I am honored to be the first HSI Global Ambassador because my music is inspired by the freedom and primal beauty of animals and the natural world,” she says. “I take this opportunity incredibly seriously because we are ALL animals. One of the main underlying sentiments of my music is to respect all living creatures just as they are. I believe that together, we can change laws that allow innocent animals to be unjustly mistreated and abused all over the world.”
Currently, Ke$ha is giving support by selling some of her concert tickets through the website Tickets-For-Charity, which will raise funds for the organization, and is asking fans to join her in signing the HSI petition to the European Union to uphold the 2013 ban on cosmetics tested on animals.