Legendary Rock Band Helps Collect 9 Tons Of Donations For Animals & Children



You may not think of the members of a hard rock band as having soft hearts, but the heavy metal musicians of Metallica prove that they’re not too tough for some serious philanthropy!

When Metallica was scheduled to hold a concert on November 1st in Bogota, Colombia, a fan group called Lords Of Hardwire were able to contact the band about a devastating problem: starvation.

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According to blabbermouth.net, almost 5,000 children of the local Wayuú community have tragically died of starvation in the past 8 years. Additionally, an uncountable number of abandoned and stray animals suffer the same fate. So when Metallica asked concert-goers to bring non-perishable food items to donate, around 25,000 fans gathered more than 9 tons of food!

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Some of that food was donated to Corazones Peluditos, or “Furry Hearts,” a Columbia rescue consisting of 40 families that work to care for, foster, and find forever homes for abandoned pets.

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Imagine the kindness of these people, who despite being surrounded by poverty, still give so much of themselves to help these poor animals in need!

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Metallica and fans, thanks for setting such an incredible example! We hope more bands will follow your lead.

(h/t: One Green Planet)




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