Kasabian set out to save the seals

Band join Morrissey's war against Canada

Kasabian have followed Morrissey’s stand against Canada, by criticising the country’s annual seal hunt.

Two years ago, the former Smith said he would not play the country while the yearly cull continues.

Now the Leicester band have joined calls for the hunt to end, signing Peta2‘s petition against the Canadian government’s decision to permit the killing of baby harp seals – setting this year’s quota at 275,000 seals.


“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,” explained frontman Tom Meighan. “I’d never wear fur, it’s such an ugly thing to do.”

It’s not the first time Meighan has shown his environmental side.

At last summer’s Live Earth, Kasabian’s frontman used the international platform to highlight the plight of polar bears, declaring: “I just want to tell the whole world wherever you are, save your energy! Let’s put a message out there, let’s try to save the polar bears so our children’s children can see ’em.”


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