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by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Alt-rock band, Garbage, had a message to share with their nearly 743,000 Facebook fans recently:

“Anyone who hurts or neglects an animal is a revolting piece of scum.”

Their simple statement has garnered over 3,900 “likes” so far.

Garbage frontwoman, Shirley Manson, has lent her voice to animal rights causes in the past, including in a PETA public service announcement (PSA) about fur in 2007. In an interview at that time with peta2.com, Manson said, “A lot of my own fans have educated me on this kind of thing. A lot of my fans are very pro-animal rights and often, when I have been wearing fake fur, have said, ‘Is that real?’ and really gotten upset, and I have had to reassure them, ‘No, it’s cool. It’s fake, don’t worry.’ They have made me very conscious of it, and I am really grateful that they have made me pay attention.”

To learn more about why “fur is garbage,” check out PETA.org.

Photo credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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  • Dingosbaby

    Always been a fan of Garbage – it’s nice to hear they are pro-animal.

    • Pro-animal, anti-peta

      Let’s face it, if animal abusers are scum then peta president Ingrid Evil Newkirk (whose group should stop killing animals for no reason) is the dumbest scum of all.

      • pacifictwilite

        What exactly are you referring to when you say peta kills animals for no reason.