Iggy Pop Urges College to Stay Circus-Free

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Iggy Pop

A lot of cool stuff happened to me when I was in college, but, I have to admit, nothing was as cool as what’s happened to an animal rights group at Michigan State University. The MSU group is working hard to push for a permanent circus ban on their campus, and they’ve just received some serious help—from none other than punk godfather (and Michigan native) Iggy Pop!

The university has made the compassionate decision to ban circuses on campus this year after learning that elephants, tigers, and other animals are beaten and forced to perform under the big top. After Iggy Pop heard the news, he wrote a letter to the school in support of the students’ proposal to make the ban permanent.

Want to find out how to make your own college campus circus-free? Take a little visit to peta2.

Written by Amanda Schinke

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