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Serj Tankian on Animal Rights

Posted by  peta2 staff

Serj Tankian has always been known as an outspoken musician with a strong voice. As frontman for experimental hard rock band System of a Down, he’s known for speaking out on issues such as terrorism and genocide. Continuing the same themes through his solo career, Serj maintains his political voice through music, and we were thrilled to meet up with him to discuss his views on animal rights.


“We are all animals,” begins Serj upon sitting down to chat. Of course, he’s right, but it’s something that is often forgotten given the way that animals are treated and used for food, clothing, experiments, and tests. Serj has a lot of compassion in his heart. He lives with two rescued huskies, has stood up against military trauma training, and speaks out about human rights as often as he can.

The best way to find an animal companion is through your local animal shelter or rescue group. There are millions of unwanted dogs and cats dying every year in animal shelters, and adopting from a shelter or rescue group saves lives. Because shelters are so crowded, there is no reason for animals to be bred and sold by puppy mills, pet stores, or private breeders.

Check out peta2’s blog for tips, advice, and stories about animal adoption, and if you’re ready to bring an animal into your life, check out your local open-admission shelter with your family.

 

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    I love Serj! Best guy ever!!!!

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    703 days ago

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    Love him and social justice!

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    752 days ago

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    Go Serj! I freaking love this dude. lol

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    753 days ago

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    I love Serj!! I was just listening to empty walls today… It makes me love him that much more seeing this 😀

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    One of my top FAV. bands! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! GO Serj!!! :) && Rock on for animals!!

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    I had no idea he was for animal rights. I grew up listening to soad and this makes it even better :)

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    oh my gosh, my hero also protects animals ;-; I grew up listening to SOAD :)

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    917 days ago

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    His words alone are so powerful..

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    923 days ago

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    My favorite shelter has the most adorably adoptable dogs…I hope every one of them finds a happy healthy home!

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    926 days ago

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    Good for him. He makes me proud.

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    928 days ago

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    Serj is a gifted producer, musician and activist. I have loads of respect for the man.

  • 947 days ago

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    im already a fan of soad but hearing that they stand up for animal rights makes me an even bigger fan

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    963 days ago

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    He is amazing! :)

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    1034 days ago

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    I LOVE SOAD!

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    1054 days ago

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    i love him so much from hearing him in SOAD and by himself now and this makes me love him more lol

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    1057 days ago

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    Both System of A Down and Serj Tankian make great music with really good metaphors and meanings.

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    FAR

    1066 days ago

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    I love Serj so much :)