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Iggy Pop Slams Canada's Club Scene and Seal Slaughter

Iggy Pop for PETA

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Iggy Pop is raising his voice against Canada's horrific seal slaughter. Each year, the Canadian government allows sealers to descend on the ice to beat hundreds of thousands of seals to death and sell the animals' pelts on the international fur market. Sealers routinely hook seals in the eyes, cheeks or mouth to avoid damaging their fur and then drag the animals across the ice. The Stooges' front man has joined forces with PETA to denounce the seal slaughter by starring in an ad and spreading the word that "Canada's club scene sucks".

Iggy shares his thoughts about this bloody business with PETA US and explains, "[T]he screams of horror from the animals that watch the first other ones be bludgeoned—they don't even try to run. They don't know what's gonna hit 'em. I don't think anyone who'd seen that would want to wear fur." The US and the European Union have banned seal products, and many world leaders – including US President Barack Obama and His Holiness The Dalai Lama – have denounced the massacre. It's time for Canada to wake up and trade their cruelty for compassion!

The annual seal slaughter will continue unless people like you speak out and take action to stop it, so please add your voice to the global outcry against Canada's shameful seal massacre. Please write to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as well as Canadian ambassadors around the world and demand that they bring the massacre to an immediate end.

This message will be sent to:
    Keith Ashfield
Canadian Government
   The Right Honorable Stephen Harper

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