Hollywood party girl and pop star Ke$ha is teaming up with the Humane Society International (HSI), an off-shoot of the Humane Society of the United States, as their first ever global ambassador. Ke$ha is no stranger to animals (her debut album is titled “Animal”) and is looking forward to protecting them.
“My music is inspired by the freedom and primal beauty of animals and the natural world,” Ke$ha said in a HSI press release. “I take this opportunity incredibly seriously because we are ALL animals.” (RELATED: Alice Cooper: Ke$ha ‘not a pop diva’)
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is an animal rights organization, not an animal welfare program, as many local humane society animal shelters around the country are.
During the Michael Vick dog abuse trial, HSUS falsely advertised that donated money to their organization would “care for the dogs seized in the Michael Vick case.” Later, the president of the group was quoted saying, “We have recommended to them [the authorities], and believe, they [the freed dogs] will be eventually put down.” Additionally, it was reported that no money was used to the care for the dogs.
Ke$ha is the first celebrity to work with HSI. The group is hoping to leverage her fan base to gain more awareness for their group. Their first joint project is a petition for the European Union to ban sales of animal tested cosmetics by 2013.