Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Confuse Vegans By Starting a Sanctuary
It’s hard to be excited about non-vegans opening up sanctuaries, even famous ones.
This time, it’s Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban who are proudly announcing the off-beat Hollywood move. New Idea reports that the star couple have converted their Tennessee farm, in memory of the late Steve Irwin.
Okay – so let me get this straight. Non-vegans are going to rescue some animals, in the name of a guy who used to hunt and exploit them? The couple claim they want to raise their two daughters in nature, the way Steve’s children were raised. So, they’ll house horses, cows, raccoons, deer, pigs, rattlesnakes and skunks on their 3.5 million dollar farm while serving animals for dinner 25km away at their Nashville mansion. They probably won’t hang up their cowboy boots, either.
You can see my conundrum? It’s great to know some animals are going to get star treatment, but it’s hard to celebrate knowing the family will still happily continue to contribute to unnecessary animal use in the rest of their lives. I hope that Keith, Nicole, and their children can make the connection for themselves, and go vegan.