Paul McCartney Tackles Animal Experiments in New Music Video
Today Billboard exclusively debuted a new, animated PETA music video from Beatles legend Paul McCartney for his 1993 protest song and anti-vivisection anthem, ‘Looking for Changes.’ An outspoken animal rights activist, McCartney donated the song to PETA’s campaign to end cruel experiments on animals. The music video urges a shift to more reliable, non-animal tests.
The animated clip shows scenarios in which lab workers get tricked by the animals they are about to experiment on. Cartoon McCartney and his furry friends head over to Capitol Hill to demand government “changes in the way we treat our fellow creatures.”
“I’m looking for changes that will continue the momentum of getting animals out of laboratories,” says McCartney. “Experiments on animals are unethical — they’re a colossal failure and a waste of time and money. We can and must do better.”
McCartney is part of a long list of musicians — including Nick Cave, The Black Keys, Sia, Morrissey, and ChrissieHynde — who’ve donated their songs to PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on.”