Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals

By James Rettig / August 24, 2014

The past few weeks have seen celebrities big and small participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, from the Foo Fighters to Weird Al. When Grimes was called out by electronic musician Richie Hawtin, the eco- and animal-friendly artist refused and posted on her Tumblr explaining her reasoning. “I would like to say that I don’t feel great about wasting water in this California drought, but I will donate money. However I will not donate money to this foundation because of their record of testing on animals.” Pamela Anderson also refused the challenge because of the foundation’s animal testing policy. Read Grimes’ full post below.

Haha okay, richie is probably the nicest and coolest person I’ve ever met so i can’t really refuse him. however, I would like to say that I don’t feel great about wasting water in this california drought, but i will donate money. However I will not donate money to this foundation because of their record of testing on animals, but I will donate money to the Malala fund because education is the key to ending almost every issue that faces humanity and our world today. yep yep! do i have to make a video to nominate other people? if so I’ll do that later, but in the mean time Im calling out Detroit madness, Hana pestle and Blood diamonds

[Photo via MarnieTheDog.]