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Protesters Get Fired Up at Olympic Torch-Lighting

Written by PETA | October 21, 2009

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver are four months away, but tomorrow the torch will be lit in an elaborate ceremony in Olympia, Greece. While the torch-lightings for the past few Winter Olympics have been disrupted by weather, it wasn’t the clouds that had officials worried at today’s final rehearsal


Olympic Torch


It was PETA’s “seal” and demonstrators who kept everyone on their toes.

As long as Canada, the host of the 2010 Winter Games, continues to allow sealers to bash in the heads of helpless baby seals, we’ll continue to expose its shameful cruelty, wherever we can.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • steve says:

    does any boby know if yhey will protest in vancouver with a person dressed up in a seal costume and if so do they need a volunteer to wear the seal costume

  • Patrick Ward says:

    Christine please tell me you do not believe this seal hunting st is humane! For the love of god it is anything BUT! And thank you Deborah.

  • Debrah says:

    Christine as a fellow Canadian I have no problem with calling a spade a spade or in this case a club and cruelty what it is. The Canadian seal hunt is an atrocity and despised by most of the citizens of this country. Stand up for what is right and don’t be afraid to stand against cruelty.

  • carla says:

    High five Peta!!! I love you guys!

  • christine says:

    I like the idea of PEACEFUL demonstrations… however as a Canadian I will stand up for our people in what they do… HOWEVER I do believe that some standards regulations and monitoring have to be put in place… cut back on the number of hunters number of seals set standards that will be punishable and are enforced…. I know I will hated for what I said just as I hate PETA people how violate others physically and verbally I do a respect for those how protest peacefully and do not get in other peoples faces… keep up this kind of work and I people will see right from wrong.

  • care4seals says:

    good job beta it is really a shame what is happening to the helpless seals you guys are there voice

  • Michele says:

    Mel not sure how you could be confused did you read the headline and accompanying text? It clearly talks about the “elaborate ceremony” in Greece and that demonstrators were present at the final rehearsal.

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  • Mel says:

    Shawna BTW I do know that you guys are protesting however locations are everything. If I can get confused so can others who are neutral on the stand. Just food for thought.

  • joseph says:

    keep up the good work. thank you for caring. love you PETA.

  • Shawna Flavell says:

    mel No those demonstrators are not in Canada. They are in Greece where the torchlighting took place. I’m not sure what you mean by “prove what you’re going to do.” Demonstrating is what we are doing.

  • mel says:

    You guys aren’t even in Canada in that photo… I mean c’mon at least PROVE what you’re going to do.

  • Alex Macias says:

    I will refuse to set foot in Canada until this cruel inhumane and stupid practice is stopped. Well done PETA!

  • Rainbow Warrior says:

    once again PETA does the right thing in the right moment! my heart is always with you!!!!!!!!!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    It’s high time for animal loving Canadian vegetarians like Bryan Adams and KD Lang to have an antiseal hunt benefit concert.