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Rise Against

[Phoenix Animal Welfare Examiner]

Tuesday night’s concert at Mesa Amphitheater was the perfect venue to expose young people to the benefits of going vegan. Chicago’s punk rock band, Rise Against, was on tour promoting their fifth studio album, Appeal to Reason. Fans of their music may or may not know that all four band members are avid supporters of animal rights and strict vegetarians (two are vegan.)

Last year, Rise Against was voted Best Animal-Friendly Band by PETA. The group says their "Ready to Fall" video (from the album, The Sufferer & The Witness) is the most important video they have ever made. It depicts images of factory farming, sport hunting and rodeos, as well as other environmental issues.


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