Plant-based singer Ariana Grande has announced she is opening an animal rescue centre in Los Angeles to 'rescue any animal in need’.
Pop icon Ariana Grande has announced that she is opening an animal rescue centre to her 206 million Instagram followers.
Named Orange Twins Rescue, the centre will open in Los Angeles, California and aims to ‘advocate and rescue any animal in need’.
Ariana is a self-confessed animal lover and is reported to own nearly a dozen rescued pets, including a pig named Piggy Smallz.
The new Instagram account for the centre has already garnered over 58,000 followers. It’s therefore likely that the rescue centre’s inhabitants will be snapped up pretty quickly!
Covid-19 and animal adoptions
2020 has seen a huge surge in animal adoptions in both the US and the UK. This is likely due to more people working from home and therefore being able to look after a pet.
Moreover, people in single households feeling lonely during the lockdown may have adopted pets for their mental health.
However, there is a worry that once a vaccine is distributed on a mass scale and things return to normal, many pets will be abandoned again. As the old saying goes ‘pets are for life, not for… quarantine?’
Ariana Grande and veganism
It seems that Ariana is not actually vegan herself, despite promoting a ‘full plant-based diet’. Last year, she was blasted on social media for advertising a new Starbucks drink which contained egg whites. Despite Ariana hashtagging #trythesoyversion, Starbucks confirmed the drink was impossible to make vegan.
“Why would you collab on a drink that isn’t vegan since you’re all about the animals?” one person asked. It’s a confusing one for sure!
The 27-year old also came under fire in 2015 when she teamed up with MAC cosmetics to create a collection. MAC is notorious for its horrific animal testing, therefore fans were confused as to why Ariana would collaborate with the brand.
Regardless of Ariana’s current diet, her dedication to rescued animals is extremely admirable, and we hope Orange Twins Rescue is a huge success!
Click here to read about whether we should be feeding our pets a vegan diet.