Bryan Adams, PETA and hypocrisy

Published on April 19, 2014

Bryan Adams is an extremely active supporter and photographer for PETA, a group that for years has been running a campaign calling on people worldwide to not visit Canada: an anti-Canadian tourist industry campaign.

Tourism in Canada is an industry that provides a livelihood for tens of thousands of Canadian citizens in a wide variety of businesses: hotels and B&Bs, tour and outdoor activities operators, bus and taxi operators, fishing and hunting camps, the Calgary Stampede, restaurants, and anything to do with utilizing animals, including ranching, fur farming, trapping, beef and pork production, etc.

The anti-Canadian tourism campaign run by PETA and actively supported by Bryan Adams is aimed — at a minimum — at reducing the incomes of the above people and, if possible, eliminating many of these jobs regardless of the financial impact upon the families dependent on the income derived from them.

Yet, while he actively supports destroying the incomes of Canadians, he feels no compunction about earning his own income from those very same people.

Talk about hypocrisy.

Bryan Adams has every right to play wherever he wishes, despite the hypocrisy. People who wish to attend his concerts have every right to do so but they should do so knowing what his support of PETA’s anti-tourism campaign is doing to them or their neighbours.

Quebec, New Brunswick, P.E.I., Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are all provinces where jobs are threatened by the tourist ban demanded by PETA and Bryan Adams, yet here he is adding to his wealth by playing in these provinces while destroying the wealth of our citizens.

I guess he rationalizes his hypocrisy by saying that he and PETA are calling for a tourist ban and he is not a tourist but simply a working man.

Jim Winter

St. John’s