Pop sensation Ke$ha (whose name I hate typing), has joined other celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Iggy Pop in supporting PETA's campaign to end the Canadian seal hunt.

"Canada's nightlife rules," the ad reads, "but clubbing seals is cruel and waste millions of tax dollars."

Animal rights organizations have been ramping up protests and media campaigns in the wake of the Canadian government's decision earlier this year to up the kill quota to 468,200 of harp, grey and hooded seals. Those numbers are the highest set since the Canadian government introduced quota management in 1971.

"Seal hunting is one of the most atrocious and inhumane acts against animals allowed by any government," DeGeneres recently wrote on her website. "Canada is allowing the slaughter of a record number of seals in their 2011 hunting season, which is going on right now. The seals are often younger than 3 months old."

Polling shows that a large majority of Canadians now oppose the seal hunt, which costs the nation $2.3 million annually. Check out Ke$ha's full ad below.

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