August 18, 2012
I recently wrote a letter to Lady Gaga when I learned she wore fur. Unfortunately, Gaga’s response indicates she values fashion over compassion. She does not appear ready to take responsibility for her actions or to set an example of kindness to animals for her millions of fans. I have confidence she will eventually do the right thing as public pressure mounts. I’m heartened to see so many fans express their concern and prioritize mercy for animals over music for monsters.
Let’s turn Gaga’s bad decision to support fur into a positive for animals and unite for this important cause. Gaga is just an entertainer. She doesn’t have to be your role model. You can be a role model for others by showing them how much you care about animals. As the old adage reminds us, “We can’t all be famous, but we can all be great.”
You might not even realize that you’re also contributing to the abuse of animals. Did you know that chickens, pigs, cows, and turkeys in factory farms suffer a similar experience as dogs, rabbits, mink, and foxes in fur farms? Please consider trying 30 Ways in 30 Days: A Guide to Compassionate Living and show Lady Gaga if she won’t lead by example, you will.
On behalf of the animals,
Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D., is a grassroots vegan animal rights activist. He writes a zero-profit blog, Kirschner’s Korner, to help raise awareness about issues affecting the global community to make the world a more humane place. To receive new articles via email, enter your email in the “Follow Blog Via Email” link at the top right of the blog.