Heath Ledger's Anti-Whaling Modest Mouse Music Video Shocks and Inspires
Before he died, Heath Ledger directed a music video for the Modest Mouse song, "King Rat," that was just released Tuesday. Watch it. It's intense. The video imagines a world in which whales hunt humans. But it's animated and it's beautifully done, and he pulls off sending a really effective message that we all need to hear, and take more action on, now. Despite decades of protective measures, things are not looking good for whales. The Antarctic blue whale population stands at less than one percent of their original number, while humpbacks have been reduced from an estimated 1.5 million in the early 1800s to 20,000 today. And continued threats to whales around the world means continued threats to all ocean life?and, by extension, our own health.
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