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Joan Jett to Norway: Dump Seal Fur

Written by PETA | June 6, 2011

As Norway and Canada prepare for a World Trade Organization hearing on their appeal of the European Union’s ban on seal imports, rocker Joan Jett personally delivered an urgent letter on PETA’s behalf to the Norwegian minister of foreign affairs calling on Norway to make the hearings and submissions public. Just one Norwegian company purchases 80 percent of the pelts from Canada’s seal massacre, and this company has received funding from the Norwegian government for years.

Norwegians and kind people everywhere have the opportunity to weigh in on this issue by submitting comments to the WTO panel deciding the case, and I hope that they will join me in demanding that the government not allow Norway to be a partner in the largest commercial slaughter of marine mammals on the planet … For a country so compassionate that it would ban fur from fashion shows, supporting Canada’s seal massacre just seems ridiculous. 

After leading a protest, hand-delivering her letter, and giving interviews to a slew of reporters, Jett gave each protestor an autographed CD.

Jett joins Canadians Pamela Anderson and Sarah McLachlan in requesting that the hearing and submissions be made public. If you have a heart for seals, jet on over to to help stop the slaughter.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

Commenting is closed.
  • MA Moore says:

    Thank you Joan, Pamela and Sarah! You Rock!

  • pj56 says:

    God Bless Joan, Pamela and Sarah on their help to stop these shamless acts. I am also of Canadian heritage and I would never support them as long as they bludgeon and sacrifice these beautiful creatures for the sake of Nothing. You should be ashamed Canada.

  • ANGELO says:

    all animals have a right to live. Even seal’s are great creatures..

  • ADNAN TARIQ says:

    plzzzzz,for GOD sake,dont do this brutal act.

  • Evelyn says:

    I am so happy that our Rock n Rollers are takeing part in such an important matter, last year i wrote to Joan on her Facebook asking to please use her Fame and Heart to help Animals in danger, thank you Love, from an Old time Rocker.

  • Marianne says:

    STOP the EVIL seal hunt NOW!

  • terry rizos says:

    lets save our animla!!

  • Marcelo Muller says:

    Do not promote cruelty against seals. Stop supporting animal slaughter.

  • Judy Hensley says:

    Please stop this cruel and needless practice. Just because we can harm these beautiful animals doesn’t mean we should. Now is time to be better human beings and stop this madness.

  • Jaki says:

    Stop the slaughter of seals now. Disgusting and barbaric

  • LittleMissReckless says:

    Thank U Joanie!

  • Samantha Kelly says:

    Please stop supporting the slaughter of baby seals. It is cruel and unnecessary. Can you imagine if your child was clubbed to death in front of you and no one helped protect your child?Then they skinned your baby for it’s fur. Disgraceful and inhumane!

  • Matt D says:

    I would like to add my name to thousands of others in asking that the great nation of Norway not act as a partner, in any way, of the largest commercial slaughter of marine mammals on the planet by supporting Canada’s annual seal slaughter. Please take the courageous, honest and honorable step of making all commission meetings regarding this decision open to the public. And keep up the hard work on behalf of your countrymen and -women and on behalf of animals who rely on us for protection. Respectfully, Matt D.

  • Wanda says:

    Scandinavians and all people around the world should be outraged and condemn the seal slaughter. This is vicious and inhuman! How can one call itself a humain nation if it condemns these acts! How are we raising our children? Don’t turn a death ear or blind eye, speak out!

  • diane ditchfield says:

    Stop seal slaughter

  • Summer says:

    Nice work!

  • lesley murray says:

    Stop this inhumane slaughter NOW !!!!

  • Anna says:

    I Wish all these so called humans would STOP the animal abuse..makes me so angry what people do to all animals please make them stop lets make LAWS for this kind of behavior..