Ke$ha Says Her Goal Has Been To Help Animals
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.19.2013
And she's a "jackass" in music...
Billboard reports that Ke$ha revealed that one of her goals as a musician has been to help animals. She recently went on a visit to the South Pacific and got scabies after trying to separate two abused dogs that had been glued together.
She said: I was calling the Humane Society in the middle of the night and nobody was answering. I bitched about it to enough people that they ended up sending a whole help team of volunteers."
Her love of animals led to the Humane Society International naming her its first global ambassador for 2011. She has talked about animal protection issues like trophy hunting endangered lions, shark-finning, the abuse of street dogs, seal slaughter and cruelty-free cosmetics. Her family actively rescues dogs and cats.
She added: "If you follow my music, you know I'm a bit of a jackass. But this is one part of my life I take really seriously. Helping animals has always been my goal."
For her work in animal rights, she will get the Wyler Award at the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) Genesis Awards benefit on March 23 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Past recipients include Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres and Kristin Davis. Funds from the event will benefit the Humane Society.
In addition to her PSAs for the group, she also promotes animal rights issues for the organization on her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Beverly Kaskey, senior director of the HSUS' Hollywood outreach program, said: "She's always willing to speak out and lend her name and voice for issues we're addressing at the time. She has such a wide international reach."
She is currently planning a tour to support her 2012 album Warrior and will be the focus of an upcoming MTV show called Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life. It will focus on her personal life and the making of Warrior.