Singer Neko Case Has A Soft Spot For Animals, Tells PETA To "Blow Her"
I have no idea who Neko Case is, but I like her thinking when it comes to animals — even if she can’t stand PETA’s methods. In a recent interview with Spinner, Case says zoos are a sad way to teach kids about animals — and believes animals get the raw end of the deal when it comes to disputes with humans. From the article,
“Those stories are so depressing,” she told Spinner. “And the animal is always the one who gets murdered at the end. I don’t know why people act so shocked. You got in the cage with the tiger, you were harassing it and then it f—ing killed you. It’s a f—ing tiger. What the f— were you thinking?”
“Then they shoot the tiger. That’s hardly fair. It’s a large predator. Or killer whales in zoos — those things are supposed to swim 200 miles a day. It’s like having a teenager and saying, ‘OK, I’m gonna feed and clothe you, but you have to live in this refrigerator.’ People say [zoos] are for the children, but why would you want your children to see sad, crazy animals?”
Case was also happy to see an animal organization other than PETA step in to rescue Michael Vick’s dogs. “Best Friends took the Michael Vick dogs,” Case points out. “That’s a big deal because a lot of supposed animal welfare organizations like PETA — who can blow me — said you should euthanize the dogs immediately. But it’s not the dogs’ fault that they were fighting dogs — they’ve been abused. Pit bulls are muscular and big, but they’re not man-eaters.”
But here’s what I really like — Case has worked out a scheme with her record label so that anytime someone posts a link to her song, People Gotta Alot Of Nerve, they will donate $5 to the Best Friends Animal Society. This will happen until February 3rd! Nice!
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