Travis and Alabama Barker Make Some Noise for Animals

Father and Daughter Team Up With PETA for New 'Never Be Silent' Ad Campaign

For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – The tables have turned on Grammy Award–nominated blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who appears covering his ears in a new PETA ad while his 11-year-old daughter, Alabama, hits the drums. The message of the duo’s ad? “Make Some Noise for Animals. Never Be Silent.”

In an accompanying PETA video spot, the Barkers share some of the ways that everyone can help animals, from reporting cruelty to eating plant-based meals. Travis has been a vegan for years and says, “We have a pig who’s so smart, and to think people still eat them is insane.” Alabama has been touring with her rockstar dad since she was 2, so they rely on travel-friendly guides like HappyCow to find cruelty-free meals on the road—and she urges everyone to do the same: “Farm animals need the same help that your [companion] animals do.”

Not only are vegans less prone to suffering from heart disease, obesity, cancer, and strokes than meat-eaters are, they also spare many animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s industrialized meat, egg, and dairy industries.

Travis is part of a long list of musicians and other celebrities—including Morrissey, Davey Havok, Joan Jett, Paul McCartney, Geezer Butler, Joaquin Phoenix, and many others—who have teamed up with PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”) to promote kindness to animals.

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