Predominantly known for his pop-punk performances with American band\u00a0Blink 182, bassist Mark Hoppus is also a vocal animal rights advocate. The star recently encouraged his Twitter followers to offer the same love and respect to farm animals as we do pets. Last week the singer-songwriter tweeted,\u00a0"we spoil horses and house them in stables and feed them oats and brush them and wash them and give them blankets when it's cold."\u00a0But our treatment of cows, he noted, is completely different. Alluding to the experience of\u00a0cognitive dissonance, he said, "We're like okay you're a hamburger and you're car seats and you're a rug and we're gonna pump your udders dry and make a wheel of cheese."\u00a0 Hoppus has previously expressed his love for animals through his music. Last year, he recorded a song entitled "Not Every Dog Goes to Heaven." At the time, Hoppus explained to\u00a0Forbes,\u00a0"I just love dogs in general and think that animals have a sh*tty rap in the world... what... humans put them through."\u00a0The track featured on a charity\u00a0album called "Dog Songs," the proceeds from which were donated to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for dogs affected by Hurricane Harvey. View this post on Instagram The old man. Sometimes I wonder who rescued who. Then I remember that he was scheduled to be euthanized in a matter of days before we adopted him and realize it was definitely him who was saved. A post shared by Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus) on Apr 12, 2018 at 10:55am PDT While Hoppus is dedicated to protecting dogs, especially his rescue beagle\u00a0Xavier\u00a0who regularly features on the star's Instagram page, he is keen to emphasize that it's not just pets who deserve our love and care. He told\u00a0Forbes, "a lot of times we treat like a product, whether it be food, dairy products, leather or elephants in the circus."\u00a0He added,\u00a0"A lot of times they\u2019re not treated as sentient beings, they\u2019re treated as a commodity and that bums me out. Like six years ago I started being vegetarian... I start coming closer and closer to vegan every day." Hoppus is not the only Blink 182 legend making a name for himself in the animal rights scene. Drummer\u00a0Travis Baker recently supported a march of silence for animal rights; even the band's former private chef, Mary Mattern,\u00a0has written plant-based recipe books and opened a vegan deli, Winter Park Biscuit\u00a0Company, in Florida. Become a\u00a0CLUBKINDLY\u00a0member today!