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Do You Have 60 Seconds to Save Seals?

Written by PETA | April 4, 2011

Canada’s commercial seal slaughter is about to kick into high gear, but you can do something to help stop it. PETA has created a compelling new infographic that provides key information about the massacre, like how seals are bludgeoned and sometimes skinned alive and how much taxpayer money is wasted promoting a product that Canada loses money on every year.

All you have to do to spread the word is follow this link to the infographic, then tweet it, e-mail it to your friends, or post it to your Facebook and MySpace pages. With your help, millions of people will instantly see the truth behind Canada’s shameful excuses for failing to put a stop to this travesty.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Kim Rendigs says:

    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on Steven Harper and Canada for continuing the horrific seal slaughter. DISGUSTING!

  • Kathrine & Keith Walsh says:


  • Jacqueline McKay says:


  • Who wears seal fur in 2013? says:

    Share ideas on how to convince those who buy/wear seal fur to stop & donate it to PETA for protest costumes. Try to give them photos of coats/hats that you would prefer to see her/him wear instead. What would you say to a new friend or old relative who showed up to an event in a seal fur coat or hat? Ask people who gave it up, what helped convince you? Stella McCartney’s video is helpful.

  • zigizagi says:

    As much as I read about people and animals, some people are so vicious and cruel, it is difficult to consider them as Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Canada, stop this meaningless cruelty! Shame on you!!

  • barbara says:

    send a letter to these guys to stop seal slaughter Gerald Dick, WAZA Executive Director Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan

  • Debbie Salem says:

    Beating animals to death is a criminal act and no law abiding citizen should be forced or paid to commit such acts of hatred.

  • Dawn Martin says:

    The cruelty involved in this makes anyone who does this not only inhuman and barbaric but a complete savage!

  • Ronald Littles says:

    I kind of stumbled here, but may as well voice my love to PETA supporters. Everyday I refocus my efforts in becoming a healthier, kinder vegan and with this approach I hope to be the change I would like to see.

  • Laurie Miskell says:

    This is Canada’s shame

  • arleen says:

    please stop this horrible cruelty to these innocent animals

  • tam says:

    Not one creature on the planet should suffer the abuse and cruelty that their poor souls have had to endure. This must stop!!

  • Scott Gepford says:

    I am so saddened and shocked to see this information. I had always heard about the seal slaughter, but this really brings it home in a powerful way. It needs to end, along with the killing of all animals, just for sport or clothing, or whatever. Shameful and dreadful.

  • Emmy says:

    this is freaking terrible! 🙁 i hate this fricking thing! stop the slaughter!!!

  • susan says:

    THESE PEOPLE ARE SICK. How about giving them the same treatment and see how they like it.

  • Lisa Oliver says:

    This is an archaic shameful practice. Stop the slaughter!

  • Preethi says:

    I’m Canadian and I’m going to go to Ottawa during the summer where Steven Harper is and I’m going to see if I can schedule an appointment with him(unlikely) or if I catch him in the streets(likely)

  • Gloria Kersey says:

    A world wide disgrace! How can we do nothing to stop this horrendous “hunt”? I’d hardly call it a hunt when they club innocent baby seals! Horrific, shameful, monsters! There should be an international ban on all seal products and anyone caught killing these babies should have to be charged with a felony and accept the consequences!

  • ilikefrenchtoast says:

    Would those people like to get skinned alive? I sure wouldn’t, so STOP DOING THIS TO THE SEALS!!!!! Can those people get it through their brains!?!?!? This is just like the rhinos and elephants. They get their faces cut off and they are still very much alive and in agony. Look up “elephants with their faces cut off” and you will see what I mean. These people are despicable MONSTERS. They don’t deserve the title ‘Human”…….

  • Kara says:

    I think what some people do is just awful!!! This killing needs to stop NOW!!! Killing just for their white coats is not right!!! We need to ban all seal products now!!! This is a cruel and inhumane thing to do to a innocent animal.

  • Tina Michetti says:

    We have to ban ALL seal products!

  • Karen says:

    This horrible abuse to baby seals makes me ashamed to be Canadian – sealskin needs to lose its value.

  • Ludovica Scarrone says:


  • juana says:

    Stop the cruelty

  • Roxanna says:

    Who else or what else can we do to stop this once and for all. Can we initiate a campain in Canada with public figures against this slaughters, please someone, let’s make this happen. The slaughter just began. We are in Spring!!!

  • Carolyn says:

    This practice is needless, sickening and disgusting. Always remember you reap what you sow.

  • MS says:

    Humans just called without meaning. The cruelest race of its kind in the world. STOP SEAL KILLING. STOP YOU BARBARIANS. SCUMS. Look how the number of sadists has grown and the number is growing. Killing innocent babies which are speechless is a shame. Do they realize how killing their own babies would feel..Disgusting screwed up bastards

  • Nan Newall says:

    The Canadian seal hunt is an international disgrace. It is nothing less than terrorism, very much like 9-1-1. If we can find 9-1-1 shocking, why can’t we feel the same about the execution of seals? The Canadian government has the galls to condemn Japanese whaling, while committing massacre in their own backyard. Since Canada is not about to give up seal hunting, as a Canadian, I urge the international community to put the heat on the Canadian government. Tough economic sanctions would be a start.

  • debby peters says:

    Steven harper is the force behind the seal hunt. Every one voted to keep the seal hunt except one. He just went to the EU and whined about their seal ban which they back tracked and reversed. He also went to china to introduce a new market for the seals. Now the hunt will again be in full force. 90% of canadians want the seal hunt banned but sicko harper states the seal hunt is humane. Humane my rear end. He doesn’t care what we want only what he and his rich friends wants. We need to vote him out Canadians. Did you know canada imports cat and dog fur from china and most don’t even know it. He is scum who doesn’t care about animal suffering period.

  • Vera Astachkina says:

    Cruel! Inhuman! Degrades us all! Stop torturing poor innocent animals!!! They here for living, not for your entertainment and profit!!!

  • Maria says:

    Please stop this cruel process!!!!! The profit doesn’t worth it!

  • Carly says:

    This is one of the most disturbing things I have ever learned about. Such foul and barbaric behavior. Animals were put on this earth to share it with us and give it beauty, and humans have somehow found a multitude of ways to only exploit animals for money. Makes me ashamed to be human. Absolutely shameful.

  • Melody says:

    I live in Newfoundland, where the majority of this takes place. It is really, really difficult to get people to just listen to this issue, because they get so ridiculously defensive about it. It’s cruel, it’s barbaric, and people will just drown out this fact in ignorance and “I Club Seals” t-shirts. Whenever I get the opportunity to mention that I’m completely against the hunt, I get ridiculed and treated like an outcast. TL;DR: It’s very difficult to tell Newfoundlanders that the seal hunt is a load of crap.

  • Aimee dugdale says:

    This is beyond sickening. Poor helpless babies. I’m ashamed to be a part of human race!

  • Heide Zinke says:

    It is already too often said, but once again: just stop to slaughter seals so cruelly.

  • klaus Gass says:

    stop it !!!

  • Fernando Riestra says:

    People stupid, cowards, please STOP to killing innocence seals!!!!

  • Melanie Evans says:

    What a disgrace, nothing gives humans the right to do this, it must stop!

  • Albert Botero says:

    Stop the slaugther, we love in this world, we dont’ own this world

  • la marca monique says:

    Canadians and chinese must stop to kill animals in a so cruel way

  • Debby says:

    I’m from Canada and am so disgusted with this cruel and barbaric yearly hunt. China also skins alive millions of animals for their fur. This is the 21st century and non of these animals are killed humanely.

  • terezia says:

    This cruelty needs to stop!

  • Chelsea Lauren says:

    I don’t use facebook or any other social networking sites, but I want to do whatever I can to help put a stop to this EVIL! We have so much power to make things right in this world but many don’t think they can actually make a difference. And with this thinking, we won’t make any changes. People need to wake up and take action now!

  • Dawn says:

    Heart wrenching. If they are going to do this the law should at least have some regs in place so it is done quickly with minimal pain. Not that I agree with that, but the suffering is so ungodly for these poor things. Soooooo WRONG.

  • Dawn Oaks says:

    This makes me feel physically ill. How does anyone do this???? I only hope and pray these horrible people at some point feel pain like they have caused.

  • Ole Frank says:

    Where greed abounds, nature will suffer.

  • Sylvia Lewis says:

    The issue of the Canadian annual slaughter, was the very first serious animal protection issue I began fighting years ago. Keep the pressure on Canada…don’t buy their products. Ask when you go to Whole Foods and don’t buy Canadian seafood. Eventually Canada will get the message. A little progress is being made. Bless the seals.

  • Disgustedwithhumans says:

    This cruelty needs to stop! Just because animals are not humans does not mean they don’t have feelings. They feel pain and a lot of other emotions. This needs to be made illegal!

  • Val says:

    Save the Seals. This Is Cruel Bludgeoning Seals To death And The Rest Of The Cruel Things People Do.