I just voted for Carrie Underwood for Entertainer of the Year and you can (and should), too. The award is given by the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and I learned about it on a beef producer’s blog that I follow.

Beef industry proponents dislike Carrie with a passion and would like to undermine her career in any way possible. Carrie is a vegetarian (since she was 13 years old), an animal lover and a supporter of the Humane Society of the U.S. Some of the proceeds from her latest song, Home Sweet Home, are being donated to that organization.

Supporters of the beef industry are asking people to vote for George Strait, a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, because he supports their values. I followed their link to the online ballot—but I voted for Carrie!

You have to register with the ACM in order to vote—a little bit of a hassle. But it was worth it to me. It’s a small thing to do to support someone who cares about farm animals. Click here to vote for Carrie.