Video: Bomba Estéreo Urges Kids to Stand Up for All Bullying Victims—Including Animals

'Soy Yo' Singers Team Up With PETA Latino to Encourage Kindness to All

For Immediate Release:
January 9, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Their smash hit “Soy Yo” sent an empowering message about standing up to haters—and in a new video for PETA Latino, the members of Bomba Estéreo stress the importance of speaking out against bullying, regardless of whether the victims are humans or other animals.

“We’ve all experienced bullying in one form or another, and we know how much it hurts when someone picks on us for being different,” Simón Mejía says in the video. “Like us, animals feel pain and fear, and they also hurt when someone treats them badly.”

The bandmates go on to list different examples of bullying dogs and cats, such as chaining them up outdoors 24/7 in the heat or cold, yelling at or hitting them, and forcing them to fight each other. “Bullying anyone is never OK. And you have the power to help stop it,” says Mejía.

“If you see anyone—a human or an animal—being bullied, stand up for them,” he continues. Liliana Saumet adds, “And always report abuse to the police, to PETA, or to a parent or teacher.”

Bomba Estéreo joins a long list of celebrities—including Kate del Castillo, Carla Morrison, Penelope Cruz, Eva Mendes, and Alfonso Herrera—who have teamed up with PETA or PETA Latino (whose mottos read, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”) to promote kindness to animals.

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