I knew there was a reason why I loved the rock band The Pretenders - other than their fantastic music. Lead singer Chrissie Hynde has long been an advocate for animals. I think it is safe to say that Hynde kicks ass. She's a vegan. She's a Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-Famer. And she's one of the greatest singers in the world (in my humble opinion).
Tonight (May 29), Chrissie is performing a sold-out benefit concert for Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in New York, one of the biggest sanctuaries for abused, abandoned and neglected farm animals in the United States.
Hynde also appeared in Philadelphia earlier this week to support locals who are protesting McDonalds fast food restaurants as part of the McCruelty Campaign. Protesters in the campaign are demanding that McDonalds improves its slaughter standards. In an ideal world, McDonalds would be 100% vegan. But it's not ideal, and therefore better standards are an important step in the right direction.
Chrissie Hynde is pictured above protesting with other activists at a Philadelphia McDonalds. Not only has this woman given us some of the best rock 'n' roll of the past thirty years, she is also leading the way for better treatment for animals.
She truly is a person making a difference - a big difference.