Kasabian Join Seal Protest

I’ve always liked Kasabian. They produce some excellent music and now they’ve really gone up in my expectation with them joining PETA in signing a petition on seal culling.

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Item via Starpulse:

British rockers Kasabian are following in Morrissey’s footsteps by protesting against Canada’s annual seal hunt. The former Smiths frontman has long criticized the country for its yearly cull and has vowed never to perform in Canada while the practice is still in force.

And now Kasabian have signed a petition, launched by People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA), which appeals against the Canadian government’s decision to allow the killing of baby harp seals.

Frontman Tom Meighan says, “I think it’s just common sense really, I mean, of course I don’t think it’s OK to smash a baby seal’s skull. I’d never wear fur, it’s such an ugly thing to do.”

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– The full story from peta2 // Out There section:

Kasabian Gives Fur the Cold Shoulder!

If you thought you couldn’t love Kasabian any more than you already do, then get ready to punch the air in an excited fashion. Or in the ladies’ case, get ready to swoon uncontrollably, because the Leicester lads are lending a hand to peta2 by defending the furry animals of the world and their right not to be turned into coats, collars or cuffs!

Like most people, the members of Kasabian were shocked to hear that this year, hunters will bludgeon to death more than 300,000 baby harp seals. The fur industry says that it is killing more seals because of an increase in demand for fur.

This means that anyone who buys a rabbit, mink or fox fur coat or a jacket trimmed with fur is creating a demand for the furs of baby seals, who are often skinned while they are still conscious. One ray of sunshine for animals is that they have the mighty Kasabian on their side, who don’t wear any fur – old, new, cat, dog, fox, seal or hedgehog – none!

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