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(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fighting for Seals with Music - ANIMAL RIGHTS ART

Fighting for Seals with Music - ANIMAL RIGHTS ART

Fighting for Seals with Music

By Mariana Cerovecki
Posted on January 18, 2011 at 8:34 PM

In my last blog, I wrote how I made a music video for a Croatian indie band called Superbrands, who made a song that speaks against the Canadian seal hunt. This is the first time that any Croatian band raised their voice against animal cruelty, and this is the first official music video ever that speaks about the seal hunt.

The video is finally released and you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVe584fKOGU

And now a little more info on our whole campaign.

The Croatian indie band Superbrands already has fans in Croatia and other countries because their style overwhelmingly reminds of the splendors of indie music The Smiths, but the similarity does not stop at their music style. The Smiths became known mostly with their song and album "Meat is Murder" which became an inevitable part of the animal rights movement. Superbrands also raise their voice for animals.

Their song "The Hand Strikes Hard" talks about the Canadian seal hunt, and just days after it was recorded, reactions from ashamed Canadians already came across. Even PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization recognized the importance of this song and publicly praised Superbrands on their website.

The controversial music video for the song "The Hand Strikes Hard" was recently filmed near Zagreb. Within the snowy atmosphere which reminds of a perfect Canadian landscape, the band which consists of Hrvoje, Ivan, Vatroslav, and longtime vegetarian, singer Adi, want to highlight the connection of a problem that, although it happens in Canada, is still a matter of all citizens. We must work together to end the brutality of the Canadian seal hunt.

The promotion of the music video "The Hand Strikes Hard" was held yesterday in Zagreb, and along with the promotion of the music video, the band also played a short concert.

The music video, as well as the making of video can be seen on www.superbrandsmusic.com

About their engagement against the seal hunt in Canada vocalist Adi said: "Some things are simply wrong, and the slaughter of seals in Canada is one of those senseless and inhumane things. Scenes of those insensitive hunters who beat and kill baby seals, all so that European and Croatian 'ladies' and 'celebrities' could satisfy their vanity in someone else's fur to parade through the streets, are strongly engraved in our hearts. The poet Antun Branko Simic said that poets are astonishment in the world, but often they are outrage and condemnation. Thus we could not remain silent because the hand of Canadian hunters really striking strong, cruel and bloody."

Last year, more than 200,000 seals were killed, and Canada plans to start another hunt this year, all in order to get seal fur. Footage of the seal slaughter have shocked the world and showed that helpless seals, aged one week to one year, have been brutally murdered with harpoons and bats, been skinned while most of them were still alive. Many baby seals will be skinned alive this year too, or die trapped under the ice after being injured. These seals must watch other baby seals being beaten to death before the same bloody fate befalls them.

Many countries have already understood the extremely cruel and unnecessary production of seal fur, so they banned the import. Among them is Croatia, who has completely banned the import of seal fur and other seal products since 2006.

This planet and the survival of life on it, which is being threatened by the destructive global warming, needs active commitment and protection from all of us regardless of where we live. That is the only way to prevent injustice, destruction and death. That is why Superbrand's song and music video is such a big step in the fight against seal hunt.

Superbrands on the making of "The Hand Strikes Hard"

Thank you for reading, now go on and share this great news! :)


Copyright 2010 Mariana Cerovecki This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you to Mariana for this great blog entry, and for her work to shed light on the cruelty towards animals worldwide.

    A few days ago, a Canadian who claims to be an activist for the seals stated,

    "Inexperienced animal rights persons using the term(s) "Canadian seal hunt" are hurting the cause. "Newfoundland Seal Slaughter" is correct."

    Who knew a guy in the Toronto area was the Animal Rights Activist's Specialist on Word and Phase Usage. :::shrugs::: I hope he emails HSUS|HSI, since they use the term on their website. Humane Society Internal should know better, right Mr. Seal Guy? And what of all those silly vegan ARA's like Mariana here, he better let them know they're inexperienced, unlike him, the non-veg*n leather-clad guy eating pork chops and beef burgers, playing pretend as an "activist"—a voice for the Canadian Harp Seal—my goodness I think if the Harp seals could speak, they would surely not want a dude wearing another animal's skin as their spokesperson!

    Gotta run, my spinach, onion, garlic and Daiya cheese sauté awaits.