Singer/Songwriter Sia is vegan for the animals
Sia has always loved animals, and as a young artist struggling to survive, she vowed that if she ever found success, she would make it her mission to spend the rest of her life trying to help and protect animals. She loved her dogs and became vegetarian when she realized that chickens and cows could feel, care and empathize just like her dogs could.
Sia, full name Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, is an Australian singer and songwriter, who started her career in the acid jazz band Crisp in the mid 1990s in Adelaide. She released her first solo studio album in 1997, and then moved to London, and subsequently New York. By 2014, she broke through as a solo recording artist, when her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear, debuted at No 1 in the US Billboard 200, and has continued to produce albums and to write many songs for film.
She has participated in campaigns to protest against large scale pet breeding. She has written songs such as “Free the Animal” and has promoted cruelty-free fashion. In 2014, she announced via Twitter that she was fully vegan, and in 2018, she joined Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara in narrating the animal rights documentary, Dominion. She has partnered with animal rescue organizations to conduct a dog adoption fair at each of her concerts.
Sia recently wrote a full op-ed article for Fortune magazine, where she explained the impact of meat production on the the use of arable land and fresh water. She talked about how 70% of all US antibiotics are administered to livestock, fueling the rise of antibiotic resistance, and how meat production contributes to climate change. She advocated for investment in cell-based meat technologies, to reduce the harm to animals and the environment.