Iggy Pop loves all wild animals. The grandfather of punk rock has gifted his song "Free" to soundtrack a new PETA video that depicts the suffering and cruelties that monkeys that are used in lab experiments face.
"Anyone can see the pain and terror in these monkeys' eyes," shared Pop to PETA. "No one should have to suffer like this. They deserve to be free."
Unveiled as the title track off the musician's 18th album, "Free" finds Iggy repeatedly singing the mantra behind the song's haunting notes: "I want to be free."
"As soon as PETA heard Iggy Pop's song 'Free,' we knew it was perfect for highlighting the suffering of monkeys held captive and tormented in laboratories," PETA spokesperson Moira Colley described to Billboard. "Luckily, Iggy is as kind as he is charismatic, and he immediately agreed to let us use it after seeing our disturbing footage of traumatized monkeys."
Pops is the latest singer to speak up for animal rights and joins the likes of Tove Lo, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne, who have all worked with the non-profit to spread the message about animal abuse.
Watch PETA's video below. (Warning: The imagery is disturbing and may not be suitable for all viewers).