Published May 01, 2009First, Morrissey refuses to play Canada and now the Hidden Cameras' Joel Gibb has spoken out against our country's preposterous annual seal slaughter, which this year alone will claim the lives of 333,000 baby harp seals.
But Gibb isn't just speaking out against it, he also plans to unveil an ad targeting the slaughter (titled "Canada's 'Club' Scene Sucks") and give a "short, unusual performance" this coming Monday, May 4 at Queen's Park in Toronto. In accordance with PETA, Gibb will make an appearance at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Ontario Legislative Building to perform a new song he titled "Animals Belong Alone."
Says Gibb, "As a Canadian who travels abroad a lot, I am embarrassed that our government ignores the concerns of the vast majority of citizens and even of leaders such as Putin and Obama. The greedy Fisheries Department, which runs this annual atrocity, is giving our whole country a black eye."