04 May 2011

Colbie Caillat stars in new campaign against puppy mills

Colbie Caillat’s career is non-stop but she has taken time out of her busy schedule to campaign against puppy mills, even donating an unpublished song to be used in radio slots.

In an exclusive interview with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Caillat spoke about the need to raise public awareness of puppy mills and how she felt compelled to stop the suffering by lending her voice to new radio and television announcements. These announcements are being released to coincide with Puppy Mill Action Week, leading up to Mother’s Day. In addition, an unreleased song ‘Make it Rain’ from her upcoming album ‘All of You’ is to be used in radio spots. Fans can get a sneak peek in this video, set to one of the announcements she made.

The video also highlights the importance of choosing a rescue shelter when you are looking for a dog, rather than supporting the puppy mill industry and buying from a pet store. Caillat’s own dog, Plum, was found tied up and starving in Taiwan, before being rescued and brought to Southern California where she was adopted by Caillat last year.

For Puppy Mill Action Week (May 2 -8), Caillat will be appearing on television and radio shows nationwide talking about the horrors of puppy mills and what people can do to help. She is also asking everyone to sign a pledge to not support puppy mills by avoid using stores that sell puppies and kittens.

“Everyone who signs the pledge and shares it with others will be doing their part to stop puppy mills and save animals from suffering,” said Caillat. “I have such great fans, and I know they’ll join me in raising awareness about this important issue.”

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. She has a gorgeous daughter in second grade who has been a vegetarian her whole life (lucky girl). Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary