Written by PETA
Sorry for the great big downer, but the seal hunt is officially underway, and I wanted to give you a few updates on what we're doing to draw attention to it and how you can help make it more difficult for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to let his country get away with this outrage. So far, about 1,500 seal pups have been slaughtered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and things are about to get a lot more gruesome. I'll try and balance keeping you updated on major developments in the hunt with not totally ruining your days as this progresses, but here's some recent news for you in the meantime:
Our good friend Chrissie Hynde had a fantastic op-ed published in The Globe and Mail this morning, where she addresses the tired old "What about the Inuits?" defense of the seal slaughter. You can read that here.
PETA activists joined New York radio personality Flirty Flipper for this little demonstration outside the Consulate General of Canada in NYC on Monday. You may recognize my friend Sarah (on the right) from PETA's State of the Union Undress.
We also sent a letter to Canada's Prime Minister this week to let him know what's what. You can read that here. And finally, if you haven't already, you can express your own feelings about the whole nasty business to Mr. Harper by clicking here.
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