Date: April 2005
Headline: TEGAN AND SARA VOCALIST SOUNDS OFF IN PETA2 INTERVIEW
Sara Quin's Interview Comes as Largest Massacre of Marine Animals Occurs in Her Country
Montréal - As the Canadian duo Tegan and Sara embark on their North American tour with The Killers, thousands of baby harp seals are being bludgeoned for their fur off the ice floes of Canada. Singer Sara Quin recently took time out of her busy schedule to talk with peta2-PETA's youth-focused division-and mentioned how witnessing her country's violent seal kill made her decide at an early age that she would never wear fur. Sara's exclusive interview is available at peta2.com.
"When we were in grade six we watched a documentary on seal hunts. … The hunters clubbing the seals and then skinning them was horrifying to witness," she says. "I don't wear fur myself. Why would anyone need to wrap a furry body around their neck?"
PETA is calling on the Canadian government to permanently end the seal hunt-the largest massacre of marine mammals anywhere in the world-and is reminding everyone that the gruesome slaughter is a direct result of the demand for fur-any fur. Working with thousands of young activists across the country, peta2 has waged a campaign against youth-clothing retailer Wet Seal to get fur out of its stores. Top fashion retailers who already have strict policies against fur include Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Forever 21, Gadzooks 21, and many others.
Sara joins an ever-growing list of musicians-including Cat Power, Peaches, The Shins, Le Tigre, and Jack Johnson-who have teamed up with PETA to inspire kids to challenge outdated, cruel attitudes about animals. Also featured on peta2.com are other celebrity interviews, message boards, edgy merchandise, downloadable voice-mail recordings, and chances to win great prizes like free concert tickets, CDs, and more.
For more information and to read Sara's interview, please visit peta2.com.
For more information about Tegan and Sara, please visit teganandsara.com.