Dan Methews, from PETA and also a friend of P!nk, wrote a book, which is filled with tales about his escapades on behalf of animals with and without the help of some of his famous palsâ€”think Pamela Anderson, Morrissey, Tommy Lee, Andy Dick, folks like that. Here's a short story that Dan wanted to share with y'all about how he first met Pink.
Interestingly, I first got hooked up to Pink not through PETA but because of a girl I knew who worked in a trendy thrift shop, named Laura. Laura is one of my west coast punk chick pals, who also knew Pink, and when Pink exploded into the charts a few years back she hired Laura to help manage her. Laura knew that Pink was a dog nut, rescuing strays, but hadn't thought much about veg and fur and such, so she hooked us up. I first met Pink at her birthday party at a roller rink where she made sure to offer veggie dogs. That's when she mentioned to me that Prince William had invited her to play at his b-day bash. I told her he had just returned from a hideous hunting trip, so she instantly wrote a letter saying she'd only play if he stopped hunting, and gave us the letter to publicize. Pink always hated doing press, but as soon as reporters started asking her about animal rights, she loved it and we've done many things since, such as an anti-KFC campaign called "Kick the Bucket".