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Vegan Hip Hop Artist Proves It’s Macho to Love Animals

Vegan Hip Hop Artist Proves It’s Macho to Love Animals

Hip hop artist IFEEL creates music that explores the relationship between animals and humans. The impetus for his mission of enlightenment came from compassion for disadvantaged children. I can’t help but wonder how long it will be before he’s sitting opposite Ellen DeGeneres.

“It all started while I was working with abused children in group homes,” IFEEL explains. ”There, I witnessed the severity of emotional pain and suffering and helped the young generation heal through hip-hop music by running a music therapy program for abused children.”

“Abused animals are much like abused children,” IFEEL continues. “They hurt. They suffer. They cry. They show their teeth when they are forced in a corner and pushed beyond their limits. They feel, they laugh, they love. Just because they cannot express themselves in a way that the world can easily understand it does not mean they are dumb, unemotional and undeserving of normal life. They deserve freedom, dignity and love as much as anyone else on this planet.”

IFEEL hopes to inspire his listeners to stop and listen and feel the animals around them, to hear their stories. He speaks to everyone, from animal lovers to to those who never thought much about animals. He aims to awaken the soul of individuals who hear his music and to help animal rescue organizations through benefit concerts not just in his native Croatia, but worldwide.

“I am disgusted by the way that animals have been so cleverly and viciously reduced to a number on a production line,” IFEEL said. “They have become objects for pleasure, food and fun. It can’t go on like this.”

IFEEL takes a moment to connect with a dog named Iskra, shot by a hunter

Outside the music business, the buff IFEEL runs a fitness/wellness program to help people lead healthier lives. And although IFEEL is vegan, he does not force his lifestyle on his listeners. His music does, however, make one question their lifestyle choices.

“Smart, informed people can make smart, informed decisions for themselves,” IFEEL explains. “Once you know exactly what you are eating, you can decide if that is good for your own health, for animals and for the planet. You will feel good or bad, your mind and body will tell you. I personally don’t eat animal products because I believe that animals are not here to be bred, beat or bled for us. Also, healthy, balanced diet is important to me, so I choose carefully what I eat. Modern-day vegans are no longer weak, malnourished and pale. We kick ass in the gym, eat good and feel great!”

Each of IFEEL’s songs tells a story. To listen to the music and learn more, visit the official IFEEL website or follow him on Facebook or visit his Youtube page.

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10:01PM PDT on Mar 22, 2014

Very interesting , Thanks for sharing !! :)

9:27PM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Ty

3:31PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Awesome! True men love animals... Thanks!

12:28PM PST on Jan 8, 2013

Thank you IFEEL what a wonderful way to spreed the message.

10:23PM PST on Dec 6, 2012

IFEEL thank you for helping to spread the message! A true inspiration! We need more people like you out there.

3:30PM PST on Nov 18, 2012

Cool. I'm not really a huge hip-hop listener, but I went and checked out one of his songs because of this article, and it was pretty good at getting the message out there. It was the song "Why I Do It," and in the video he holds up a bunch of photos with graphic images of animals at factory farms, being experimented on, or otherwise in mortal peril; while the lyrics explain how he thinks it's wrong for such things to be happening, including some graphic verbal examples. I think a lot of people wouldn't eat meat if they had to work at factory farms and see what goes on there, so it's great to expose this kind of thing, and I hope this guy gets a lot of media exposure for his good efforts.

9:01AM PST on Nov 17, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

12:37PM PST on Nov 9, 2012

great article thanks for sharing :)

10:18AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Thank you, IFEEL, for getting the message out!!!

2:39PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Bravo to IFEEL!!!! I'm emailing Ellen right now!

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