She is likely to be younger, however Billie Eilish’s advocacy for animal welfare is already well-known. When Thanksgiving rolls out round, she’s posting about how candy and delicate turkeys are, and she or he’s already pleaded with followers to cease consuming meat all collectively. In 2021, PETA named her their individual of the yr, and now one other animal rights group is thrilled that Billie has gotten on board with one among their causes.
The group In Protection Of Animals has teamed with one other org, Panda Voices, to take up the reason for two large pandas, YaYa and LeLe who’re being stored on the Memphis Zoo. Activists argue they’re being abused and malnourished. In response to IDA, the pandas have been shipped to the zoo 18 years in the past, in 2003. Since then, they’re being “mistreated” and in line with IDA are “visibly distressed, affected by inadequate bamboo, malnourishment, extreme caging time (10+ hours), pores and skin mite illness, dental issues and zoochosis — a distressed state of psychological well being proven via irregular, repetitive ‘stereotypical’ behaviors.”
The pop star confirmed her help by retweeting one thing the group posted final week. Billie retweeted @IDAUSA’s tweet that defined their stance. “We’re working with @PandaVoicesOrg to free 2 pandas struggling devastating psychological & bodily illnesses. Urge @MemphisZoo to return YaYa & LeLe to China for certified veterinary care, high quality bamboo & a extra appropriate setting!”
“We’re thrilled that Billie Eilish has joined our marketing campaign to free YaYa and LeLe from horrendous struggling at Memphis Zoo,” mentioned Fleur Dawes, Communications Director for In Protection of Animals in a press launch. “Anybody can see these pandas are in disaster and in pressing want of rescue. We hope Billie’s name on Memphis Zoo CEO Jim Dean will encourage him to cease the torture of YaYa and LeLe and ship them again to China. These pandas should have appropriate meals and medical care, and retire to a life that resembles the wild as intently as potential.”
There are near 75,000 signatures on a Change.org petition begging the Memphis zoo to ship the pandas residence. Billie’s help will seemingly set off a spike of consideration. Take a look at the petition right here.