The D.J. requested that I include a “Do Not Play” list of the artists that Aaron and I wouldn’t want to hear on our big day.
Both Aaron and I make our living producing safe and wholesome meat products, whether that’s on my family farm or in Aaron’s family restaurant.
Our wedding reception playlist is no place for artists who oppose family businesses like ours by working with animal rights extremist groups!
These artists are on our “Do Not Play” list because they support organizations that are trying to put family farmers like us out of business.
Carrie is a huge supporter of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a lobbying organization that tricks animal lovers into donating money they think will help animal shelters when in fact, HSUS does not operate a single shelter!
Pickler is an example of the power of propaganda videos from extremist groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She told People Magazine that she decided to become a vegetarian after “googling” information about how animals are treated on farms.
Its a shame that Pickler would do something as drastic as becoming vegetarian without getting the truth from a farmer!
Though Shania Twain has fallen from the limelight in recent years, she was PETA’s first “Sexiest Vegetarian Alive.” Even though her love songs were very popular when we were kids, you won’t hear a single one at our wedding reception!
This vegetarian country legend has been a long time supporter of PETA’s spay and neuter campaigns. PETA famously quotes Harris as saying, “I’m a proud member of some great organizations. One is the Grand Ole Opry—another is PETA.”
Emmylou sure knows how to make this Kentucky farm girl blue. Its a shame to see a country legend support an organization that opposes country music’s agricultural heritage.
Caillat is a supporter of Farm Santuary, an animal rights extremist group that works to eliminate family farms and put farm animals in “sanctuaries.” The singer actively helped both Farm Sanctuary and HSUS on a ballot initiative in Ohio (a state that she does not reside in) that would have allowed these extremist groups to have a say in how farm animals are treated.
Bieber’s work with PETA is shocking since he has often remained neutral when it comes to current issues. Its even more concerning to think that there are thousands of teenage girls struck with “Bieber Fever” who could be influenced by his association with this extremist group.
The British singer has long been a vegetarian but in 2009 became a vegan and has her own vegan clothing line. She’s an active PETA supporter and is outspoken about her dislike of modern farming practices both in her native country and in the U.S.
P!NK (Alecia Moore)
Known by her stage name P!NK, Alecia Moore has a reputation for being outspoken. Its no surprise that she works with PETA regularly in their outlandish protests. Most notably, P!NK has helped with PETA’s campaigns against hunting, fur wearing and circuses.
What is it about American Idols? Ruben credits his over 100 pound weight loss to adopting a vegetarian diet and exercising. Unfortunately, no one explained to Ruben that he could have kept enjoying lean and healthy meats while exercising and lost just as much weight!
Rapper Sean Kingston and his dog star in a PETA public service announcement opposing the use of dog chains.
A little online searching yielded mixed reviews on Kingston’s diet choices but even if he’s a loyal meat eater he’s lending his talents to an organization that advocates against every form of livestock production.
How many of these artists are on your iPod?
How many of their albums have you bought for your kids?
How many times have you given your hard earned money to these celebrities who lend their talents to the organizations trying to put family farms out of business?
Does it make any difference to Carrie Underwood that she’s not on my wedding playlist? Of course not.
But whenever someone suggests that we play her recent hit “Momma’s Song” at the reception I have the chance to explain to them why I would never consider it!
I get to use something as simple as my wedding playlist to teach people the truth about animal rights extremist groups.
Finding an unexpected opportunity to advocate for family farmers, now that makes a difference!