Hip-Hop Mogul Speaks Out Against Dog Fighting

SimmonsRussell Simmons, hip-hop mogul and co-founder of Atlanta-based hip-hop label Def Jam, is speaking out against dog fighting. He recently shot a public service announcement for the Humane Society of the United States and the BeKIND Foundation.

The public service announcements will run on YouTube and on the organizations’ websites starting Tuesday. The ads feature a muzzled dog being thrown into a fighting ring, and Simmons saying, “There is nothing slick, cool or glamorous about dog fighting.”

This is not the first time that Simmons has spoken up against animal cruelty. In 2005, he joined the ASPCA and launched a national campaign to help raise awareness of and eliminate animal abuse and neglect.

Simmons said, “There is nothing cool about being cruel to animals, they have no choice and no voice. Animal cruelty happens every day in America and people just sit by and do nothing.”

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Photo: unchainyourdog

13 Responses to “Hip-Hop Mogul Speaks Out Against Dog Fighting”

  1. Nora and rufus says:

    Russell Simmons is proving he is a man with intregity and class and a good family man and father! I have somewhat followed him through the years and he is someone young people and his peers can look up to. THANK YOU RUSSELL for stepping up and professing your love for the animals too.

  2. Poodlluver says:

    Thumbs up to you Simmons! Keep up the good work.
    Your an inspiration! I love it when celebrities set a good example for our youth. Something that we lack very much, these days.

  3. Jenny Bark says:

    Russell Simmons, THANK YOU, the kids & young adults are starving for role models like you. Real men & all decent people need to stand up & help & you sure do fit that role. Thanks again.

  4. KarlaSanDiego says:

    I’m impressed. Kudos to you Russell!

  5. Carolyn & Maggie says:

    Good job, Mr. Simmons! It is so refreshing when someone actually does the right thing! Thank you for stepping forward and speaking out. You’ve made my day.

  6. toni says:

    Thank you Mr Simmons for being an example for young people. You are proving to be an excellent role model. I wish others with would influence follow suit.

  7. catmom5 says:

    I echo what others have said. JOB WELL DONE! You are a real hero!!

  8. Sylvia says:

    It is so cool to see a picture of a pit bull in a positive manner………

  9. Lynn says:

    I’m guilty - had never heard of Russell Simmons, so I googled him. Wonderful man and his contributions to society are many. This is a man all can look up to.

    Thanks, Russell Simmons, for doing what’s right for the animals.

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  11. Bane says:

    Russell Simmons sends a great message to our kids…”Compassion is Cool”!

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  13. Natasha Russell says:

    well,well look at here didnt even know he exist but im glad i looked this up this is whats up im happy people are paying attention of what is going on in the world today.

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