Entertainment The correct way to be an animoe activist

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  1. TheWonk

    TheWonk POTY Music Forum Gold

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    Pure class.


    http://tasteofcountry.com/emmylou-harris-shelter-me-partners-for-life-interview-2015/

    Emmylou Harris is not only one of the most-respected musicians of her generation, she is also a very passionate advocate for animals. Her work on behalf of homeless animals is highlighted in the PBS program, Shelter Me: Partners for Life.

    The show celebrates shelter pets with uplifting stories. Hosted by Emmy winner Jon Hamm, the new episode documents Harris’ work with a Nashville-based shelter called Bonaparte’s Retreat, which she founded 10 years ago. She named the shelter after her own dearly departed road companion, who traveled with her on her tour bus for years.

    “I had not really had a personal dog since I was, gosh, maybe 17 or 18,” Harris tells Taste of Country. “I’d been on the road working, and once I settled in Nashville I got a little Cairn Terrier for my daughter, who had turned 12 or 13, and then I thought, ‘Well, he needs a companion,’ so I adopted Bonaparte, and he just turned out to be a great traveler.”

    Bonaparte passed away suddenly at age 11, and his death inspired Harris to convert part of her property into a shelter.

    Harris has grown Bonaparte’s Retreat into one of the most-respected shelters in Music City. As documented in Shelter Me: Partners for Life, it became the first in the Nashville area to reach out directly to Metro Animal Care and Control, in an effort to curb the extremely high euthanasia rates among their animals. As a result, euthanasia rates have declined dramatically.

    Harris is also involved with Crossroads Campus, which pairs local at-risk youth with foster animals. Funded partly through a retail space, the organization provides animal training, as well as valuable job skills and experience for young people who have been placed in the foster system. Shelter Me: Partners for Life shares the story of one young man named Cortez, who turned his life around with help from Crossroads after a drug arrest, and is now attending community college with the goal of opening a similar venture of his own.

    Shelter Me: Partners for Life begins airing on PBS stations nationwide on Oct. 1. Check local listings for times, and visit this link for more information about the program.

    At 68, still looking better than our favorite European/Arabian modoe.

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    if she's had work done it's been done wonderfully
    she's something for 68
     
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    Don't claim to be an animal activist, wear leather, and carry a leather purse....:facepalm:

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    Always loved Emmylou Harris!:wub:


     
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    I bet she doesn't have a $10 million closet. Some activist.
     
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    Me too. I discovered her through Gram Parsons. I knew who she was but never listened to her before this.


     
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    I've been a fan of hers for nearly 30 years I never knew this about her.

    Perhaps that's because she always had something else to contribute to the world- namely music- instead of just selfie's.
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    I discovered her because my parents were hillbillies and I grew up on country music. I have both of her "Best of" CDs on my Ipod.
     
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    I have that one on my Ipod by Nazareth! Sounds a little different!:p
     
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    I currently have that, her album with Mark Knopfler, and the Duets collection CD's in my car.

    Track listing
    1. "The Price I Pay" [with the Desert Rose Band] (Chris Hillman, Bill Wilds) - 2:58
    2. "Love Hurts" [with Gram Parsons] (Boudleaux Bryant) - 3:40
    3. "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" [with Roy Orbison] (Roy Orbison, Chris Price) - 4:00
    4. "We Believe in Happy Endings" [with Earl Thomas Conley] (Bob McDill) - 3:34
    5. "Thing About You" [with Southern Pacific] (Tom Petty) - 3:51
    6. "Star of Bethlehem" [with Neil Young] (Neil Young) - 2:43
    7. "All Fall Down" [with George Jones] (Ron Peterson, Harlan Howard) - 3:19
    8. "Wild Montana Skies" [with John Denver] (John Denver) - 4:02
    9. "Green Pastures" [with Ricky Skaggs] (Van Hoose) - 3:08
    10. "Gulf Coast Highway" [with Willie Nelson] (Nanci Griffith, Danny Flowers, James Hooker) - 3:09
    11. "If I Needed You" [with Don Williams] (Townes Van Zandt) - 3:35
    12. "Evangeline" [with The Band] (Robbie Robertson) - 3:10

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    The Band – Phenomenal!
    Emmylou – Beautiful!
    The Song - Exceptional!
     
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    Good for her - she spent her own money to start an animal shelter instead of a $10 million remodel of her third house and also didn't need to have someone ghostwrite books about her pets to get the public to foot the bill.
     
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    Thanks, Wonk. That put a smile on my face.

    :)
     
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    I honestly think she might be too stupid to understand. I used to think she was smarter than we realize, and the 'gold-digger was strong in this one', but FUCK she seems clueless.
     
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    A true American icon like Willie Nelson. God bless her for helping these beautiful animals because she loves them . NOT for getting her picture on Page Six. Thank you.
     
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    Speaking of her and Willie:
     
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    I love that song
     
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    The version he did with Bob Dylan is my favorite. But I love so many versions of that song.

    There's also the fact that Willie is a dead ringer grand father