Nick Cave Sings, Iggy Pop Stars, and Animals Win in PETA Video

Ever wonder what your dog is dreaming about when she’s comfortably in a deep, peaceful sleep? Two rock legends offer up their answer in a first-of-its-kind video starring the iconic music of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and an animated Iggy Pop, with a surprise at the end ….

In the video, a shirtless and muscular Iggy cavorts in his dog’s daydream as a superhero, helping a turtle safely cross the road and coming to the defense of a rabbit in a hare-raising attack, as Cave sings,

“The rabbit hides beneath the ground/For he is defenseless without you.”

The adorable video spot—directed by Robert Sebree—carries an important message: Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Nick Cave, critically acclaimed musician, author, screenwriter, and composer as well as occasional film actor, is known for his intensely emotional, shadowy, and—as in the case of “Breathless,” the song that he’s shared with PETA—lyrically illustrative work. The tune warmly imagines a world far beyond that of romantic love. He envisions an existence in which “all the earthly things they stop to play.”

Iggy Pop is known as “the godfather of punk” and has been red-hot in leading the underground scene since the 1960s. Over the years, he’s been seen as “a rock provocateur, a restless and reckless front man who has excited and offended.” That reputation is turned on its head as he and his animated counterpart star in a video reminding folks that, to our animal companions, we are Wonder Woman and Superman!

Looking for more ways to help animals?

Of the more than 6 million dogs and cats who enter animal shelters each year in the U.S. alone, half must be euthanized for lack of a good home. You can help stop this. Sign PETA’s pledge to end animal homelessness, always have your animal companions spayed or neutered, and never buy an animal from a breeder or pet store.

Are you ready to welcome an animal companion into your home? Adopt! Head over to your local open-admission animal shelter, where you’re sure to find many eager animals of all breeds, shapes, sizes, and ages who’d love to become a member of your family. And share this video:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind