by Lisa Kalner Williams
Categories: Animals, Causes, Music
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Trent Reznor, frontman of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, has put rare band memorabilia on the eBay auction block to benefit the animal organizations Greyhound Rescue and California Greyhound Adoption Promotion.


Four “bundles” of Nine Inch Nails collector’s items are up for grabs, including rare tour posters, limited edition CDs, t-shirt prototypes, and vinyl EPs — all signed by Reznor. The bundles’ current bids range from $1,030 – $1,525.

According to the nin_auction bundle pages, “Trent is an animal lover and longtime supporter of rescuing greyhounds and has created this auction specifically to help his friends continue their work in saving these animals’ (sic) lives.” Reznor has adopted several rescued greyhounds who are lucky enough to regularly accompany the Academy Award winning composer to his practice space.

Did you know the man who penned “Pretty Hate Machine” has such a soft side for these great companion animals?

About Lisa Kalner Williams

Lisa Kalner Williams is a lover of rock 'n' roll and founder of Sierra Tierra Marketing, a social analytics, strategy, and education company. She lives with her vegan family in the Greater Boston area.

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  • don_miguelo

    My favorite artist, and not suprised at all about his care towards animals. He’s shown that before by speaking out against China’s fur trade as well. ROCK ON!!
    If you can’t afford these packages you could also buy the score he did (and Atticus Ross) for the movie “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, coming out this December. –Quite a change from PHM, but still amazing as usual.

  • heather makover

    I love NIN! Now even more. Thanks Trent!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Goldstein/692554015 Josh Goldstein

    Very cool. It’s always nice when someone whose work I enjoy does something like this.
    So what’s the “(sic)” for? “Animals’” is right.

  • val

    Thank you Trent for your wonderful auction to benefit these beautiful animals. As long as dog racing is in effect, there will always be a constant need for coming to the aid of the greyhounds.

    Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane. Greyhounds endure lives of nearly constant confinement, kept in cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. While racing, many dogs suffer and die from injuries including broken legs, paralysis, and cardiac arrest. And many greyhounds are euthanized every year, as the number retired from racing exceeds the number of adoptive homes.

    At racetracks across the country, greyhounds endure lives of confinement. According to industry statements, greyhounds are generally confined in their cages for approximately 20 hours per day. They live inside warehouse-style kennels in stacked cages that are barely large enough to stand up or turn around. Generally, shredded paper or carpet remnants are used as bedding.

    An undercover video recently released by GREY2K USA shows the conditions in which these gentle dogs are forced to live: http://www.grey2kusa.org/azVideo.html

    For more information on injuries these dogs suffer, please view:

    http://www.grey2kusa.org/azInjuries.html

    http://www.grey2kusa.org/eNEWS/G2K-022811Email.html

    Dogs play an important role in our lives and deserve to be protected from industries and individuals that do them harm.

    Val Wolf Board Member, GREY2K USA