Ke$ha, Iggy Pop Team Up With PETA To Fight Baby Seal Massacre In Canada (PHOTOS/GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Music stars Ke$ha and Iggy Pop are teaming up, but not to make some new tunes. The duo have joined with PETA to speak out in protest of Canada’s annual harp seal hunt, a clubbing massacre that began this week.
The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans has set this year’s quota at 400,000 animals, the highest since 1971. Seals as young as 12 days old can be legally slaughtered in the commercial hunt, which employs firearms and barbaric hakapiks — a heavy wooden club with a metal hook on the end — to brutally bludgeon the animals to death. According to PETA, the Canadian government spends $7 million each year defending the controversial hunt.
PETA’s campaign features separate posters of both Ke$ha and Iggy Pop (see below) proclaiming “Canada’s Club Scene Sucks.” Iggy also filmed an interview with PETA (also below) sharing his thoughts on the seal hunt, interspersed with some hard-to-stomach footage of the repulsive killings in action.