We here at PETA Kids love hearing about all the creative ways that our members are helping spread the word about animal rights! No matter what your hobbies or talents are, there is always a way you can use them to help animals. Last month, we introduced you to members who helped animals by playing the piano, writing books, and making YouTube videos. But we know so many kids who do cool things for animals that we wanted to keep sharing.
This month, we want to introduce you to PETA Kids member Skylar Stecker. She uses her love of singing to help spread the word about all the animals who need our help. Download and listen to her song, check out her interview, and see how you can make a difference too!
1. How did you get interested in animal rights?
My mom has been a vegetarian for over 20 years. As I grew and asked more questions and witnessed more things, I realized that I, too, could make a difference and that I, too, could make the choice to choose what I eat, say out loud what I feel is right on how to treat animals.
2. What areas of animal rights are most important to you and why?
I think the area that bothers me the most is testing products on animals. It is so mean to try products on animals that we ourselves are not willing to try or use yet. It, to me, is like putting them through a torture chamber for the benefit of our own selfish needs. I also hate how animals are taken away from their mothers and stuck in small cages and made to perform in front of crowds in the circus and fairs. Now that I know better, I no longer like to go to these events.
3. What inspired you to write the song?
I was inspired to write the song because I truly wanted to make a difference in the way some people think about animals, the way some people treat them, and the way some people raise them as if they are an object instead of a living, breathing being.
4. What do you hope people will feel about the song's message?
I hope people will get involved in the movement to help be a voice for animals.
5. Do you have any companion animals?
Yes, I do. I have a very cute cat named Samone and an awesome bulldog who looks more like a pig than a dog and his name is Stetson!
Way to go, Skylar!
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