Written by Michelle Kretzer
pleasant Pia Toscano
bears a striking resemblance to another PETA pal—Lea Michele—and the similarities don't stop at their lovely faces, with voices to match and
rhyming monikers. Like Lea, Pia jumped at the chance to use her platform to
help stop cruelty to animals.
her debut single, "This
Time," Pia bids a powerful adieu to a bad boyfriend. And she thinks it's time that everyone
broke up with two businesses that are bad for animals: the fur industry and circuses.
In an exclusive interview with PETA, Pia
expounded, "It was very difficult for me to watch the videos on how fur
coats are made and how these animals
are brutally beaten and skinned alive. There's no excuse for that." And when
talk turned to the circus, she was quick to express her disgust. "I'm a
performer, and I make a conscious decision every time I get up on that stage to
do what I love, but these animals, they don't have a choice, they don't have a
voice, and they are not
choosing this lifestyle."
animals don't get to choose not to be forced to perform or killed for their fur,
as Pia notes, it's up to us to add our voices to the ever-growing chorus of people
speaking up for them.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.