Letter of the Day

Singer Kelis was verbally attacked by the PETA, who also sent her a letter condemning her decision to wear fur. Kelis responded…

On wearing fur:

Btw it’s not just the look of fur. It’s warm as hell and feels glorious, ever rubbed faux fur on your body? Nothing luxurious about that. Then the letter proceeded to name artist and designers who don’t wear real fur. Great! More for me! I don’t judge them, don’t judge me.

“If I started wearing endangered animals like polar bear or orangutan then talk to me. (Which btw for the record I would not – I do believe in the preservation of endangered species) But the minks and chinchilla that quite honestly are rodents and if weren’t in the form of a coat I would demand they be put to death anyway are not an issue to me.”

On eating meat:

“There is no humane way to kill anything, let me start there. It’s unfortunate but it’s part of life. With that being said, I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious…I eat meat, and in fact my mouth salivates as I type the word meat!

On how PETA should find a more “worthwhile cause”:

“If u want to preach do it about something worthwhile don’t waste my time trying to save the dang chipmunk. Find a worthwhile cause like the women being maimed in these Middle Eastern countries. Or female circumcision. Or women’s rights here in America, we still get paid less for doing the same jobs as men.

“Quite honestly if you hate the world so much go live in the forest where no one else has to hear you complain about the perfectly good food chain the good Lord created. Everyone has the right to an opinion, and that’s mine on that! xoxo

There you have it. I posted this because it is a refreshing take on what Americans believe is important today. Kelis hits the nail on the head when she questions ones priorities- when there is human suffering in the world, poverty, and blatant violence against those HUMAN inhabitants of this world, DROP THE FUR/ MEAT ARGUMENT AND CONCERN YOURSELF WITH YOUR FELLOW MAN! I understand that there are poorly treated animals in the world, neglected animals and endangered species. But at the end of the day, I fully believe that animals are a resource. There are poorly treated humans. There are neglected humans. There are endangered humans. If we can’t learn to take care of our own brothers and sisters, how are we going to CREATE our own one day? Just a thought.
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3 comments

  1. Agreed Hollie! Thank you!

  2. Surely, its possible to care about both people and animals?

  3. Hey Nana! I care about humans and animals. I don't like to see animals mistreated unjustly. I should have been clearer about that! I only disagree when people care MORE about animals than humans. Africa was such an eye opening experience for me- and I learned first hand that even feeding one person for a day cost next to nothing. So why was everyone starving?! I think it is very easy to build a bubble around ourselves and be concerned with just what we need and want ourselves. It's the nature of the "natural man" for sure! I read a while back about Paris Hilton or some celebrity spending over a million dollars on a miniture house for her dog. Even though I am sure a million dollars is nothing to Paris Hilton, I thought her purchase was frivilous and frankly criminal. For one million dollars she could have built homes for ten tribes in west africa!

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