See What ELAN Has to Say About Animals

Published by PETA.

ELAN, the übertalented band out of Guadalajara, Mexico, represents a unique voice in rock ‘n’ roll—and now they’re urging everyone to speak up for animals. In both English- and Spanish-language interviews with PETA, brother-and-sister band members Elán (lead singer) and Jan Carlo DeFan (guitar) explain why animals deserve our consideration, how the overpopulation crisis causes suffering, and the importance of speaking up for all animals who need help.

Every different culture has a different respect for certain kinds of animals, but very rare cultures have respect for all animals,” Jan Carlo explains. He adds that in touring around the world, they’ve seen how an animal may be considered a companion in one country and something less in another, “and it’s really, really unjust.” The main takeaway? Be responsible and take care of animals because “they can’t speak for themselves.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind