For Animal Rights Awareness Week, “HOME ON THE RANGE” farm sanctuary benefit project will be released (June 24) featuring The Pretenders, Moby, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Yoko Ono, Howard Jones and more. The album includes exclusive songs by these musicians who are passionate about supporting animal rights issues and creating awareness about farm animal sanctuaries.
Presented by the 501c3 educational non-profit organization, Compassionate Farming Education Initiative (CFEI), “Home on the Range” is a benefit compilation album and documentary film, both to be released June 24. The album includes unreleased and exclusive tracks by established, outspoken artists who are passionate about animal rights and environmental issues. This release week is also Animal Rights Awareness Week.
“Home on the Range” was conceived and produced by Kneel Cohn (Warshow Angels) to raise funds for farm animal sanctuaries and advocate on behalf of abused and neglected animals. He explains, “I envisioned a charity project that brought together an incredibly eclectic and inspiring group of bands and musicians. Ultimately, “Home on the Range” became a tremendous example of what an earnest, heart-driven indie fundraiser can do to raise awareness and stir compassion.”
“Let’s find a way to coexist with all the other animals on earth, we should know that animals are not here just for us. Farm sanctuaries are homes for these sensitive and gentle beings.” Yoko Ono
All of the songs on Home on the Range were donated by artists who have had a voice in the peaceful, compassionate lifestyle movement. High profile artists like Chrissie Hynde, Moby, Howard Jones, Conor Oberst, Joan Jett, and Nellie McKay have long promoted plant-based diets and animal rights activism. Yoko Ono, who provided an exclusive song memorializing a family pet, is one of the world’s leading peace advocates.
Promo video can be seen here:
“Home on the Range” will be available as a digital download through iTunes, Amazon and Google Music worldwide on June 24th. The physical CD will be for sale at select retailers throughout North America, UK and Europe and online directly from CD Baby.
The documentary is viewable for free here:
For more information about the project, please visit homeontherangebenefit.org.