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Joan Jett for Farm Sanctuary

Joan Jett for Farm Sanctuary

Name: Joan Jett

What is your job? I am a musician, guitar player to be exact.

What social causes are most important to you?

Animal rights, environmental causes, taking care of our forests, rivers, oceans, air… to see that connection.

What charity do you support? Farm Sanctuary.

Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie?

There is a personal tie because I love animals, and feel a connection with them. I became aware of Farm Sanctuary’s work and wanted to help. Farm Sanctuary has 2 farms where they bring the animals they rescue. One is in upstate New York and one is in California. I just went to visit overnight in New York, and it was an incredible experience! I met my namesake, Joan the pig! I really enjoyed meeting all the animals. I highly recommend the experience!

Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved?

To become vegetarian, or vegan. I am vegetarian, I have fluctuated between the two, but my goal is to be vegan. It helps the animals and the earth.

Quick list of tattoos/mention artists if you’d like:

I have a fighter jet on my left hip, done at Lyle Tuttle’s shop in West Hollywood, CA. Everything else was done at Daredevil Tattoo in New York City. I have a Labris inside double female symbols on my sacrum, an om symbol on the back of my neck, a Greek symbol for victory and progress on my ankle, a spiral with rays radiating out on my left forearm, a figure 8 armband on my upper left arm, and a triangle with loops and swoops above the figure 8 armband.

Check out: Sharon Gannon for Animal Rights and Environmentalism