Ke$ha has been named as Humane Society International's first Global Ambassador for Animals.

“Animal” isn’t just the name of recording artist Ke$ha’s debut album. It also describes one of her great passions. Now, she’s taking her concern for our fellow creatures and putting it to work as HSI’s first Global Ambassador.

Her goal is to help HSI promote respect, protection, and compassion for animals around the world. The level of care afforded to animals varies widely from place to place, even within the same country. But, says HSI vice president Kitty Block, “We believe empathy for animals is a basic human condition that needs to be encouraged and celebrated. Ke$ha, with her interest in our cause and international recognition, is in a unique position to help us promote a global culture of compassion for animals.”

Ke$ha’s fan base and audience are vast, and her record of success is impressive. Declared Billboard’s Hot 100 Artist of 2010, her hit “TiK ToK” was the most played song of 2010 as well as the biggest-selling digital track in the world that year. She has had six consecutive Top 10 hits, and her “Animal” album has already sold over 2 million units worldwide. She’s racked up a number of prestigious award nominations, and took home a 2010 MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act.

Right now, Ke$ha is helping to raise funds for HSI’s vital work by teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans a special selection of premium concert seats in sold-out sections for all her North American shows in September.

Ke$ha wants to have hands-on involvement in HSI’s efforts to protect animals. “I am honored to be the first HSI Global Ambassador because my music is inspired by the freedom and primal beauty of animals and the natural world,” she says. “I take this opportunity incredibly seriously because we are ALL animals. One of the main underlying sentiments of my music is to respect all living creatures just as they are. I believe that together, we can change laws that allow innocent animals to be unjustly mistreated and abused all over the world.”

For her first collaboration with HSI, Ke$ha is calling on her fans to join her in signing HSI’s petition to ask the EU to honor its commitment to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals by 2013. Sign the petition here.

Source: Humane Society International

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