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Sarah McLachlan Rocks PETA Shirt for Seals

Written by PETA | July 1, 2009

Halifax native Sarah McLachlan, who is in Ottawa today to perform a concert in celebration of Canada Day, has wasted no time in letting her native land know how upset she is about the government’s refusal to stop the annual seal slaughter. In an interview today with Canada’s CTV News—during which she wore PETA’s “Hug Me, Don’t Club Me” tee—Sarah said, “The commercial sealing industry in Canada is perverse and sick. … They club these seals as early as 12 days old, and half the time they hook them and they drag them across the ice. … It’s archaic, and it’s horrible, and I want it to stop.”

Check out all the other great things that she had to say:

Sarah McLachlan


Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Janelle says:

    Heartfelt thankyou Sarah, I live a long way from Canada in Aust but my heart break from this long distance for this cause.

  • Lisa Black says:

    Sarah you are so right!!!! I will remember as a student 35 years ago doing a report on this cruel and horrific act. I can’t believe it is still going on. Sarah is the perfect voice as well as all of us to stop this horrible cruelty.

  • tiziana says:

    it is very good shara! tiziana italia

  • giovanna says:

    Go ahead in this battle to save the seals I will work with you Giovanna Italia

  • Ronnie Kavanagh says:

    Thanks Sarah for speaking up for those that have no voice. your voice speaks volumes as does your t shirt.

  • Mike says:

    I LOVE HER!!!!!! YOU GO SARAH!!!!!

  • vincenzo says:

    sarah thanks for what you do for dear small seals. Thank you because you allow us me to help stop the massacre. thank Vincenzo Italia

  • Ed Meyers says:

    Hey Sarah! Thanks for really getting it out there. No holding back. What I comes over me about animals suffering anywhere anytime is beyond my ability to understand. You are beautiful to stand up for what is right. Namaste Ed Meyers Vegan Santa Barbara Harbor

  • Betty says:

    You rock Sarah! What a great ambassador for Canada!

  • Anna Bergalis says:

    It takes guts to go and speak out against the evils of brutality and inhumanely killing the most helpless and vulnerable of mother earth. Anna Bergalis

  • rob says:

    You rock Sarah! We need more people like you in the world!

  • bethany says:

    Awesome Sarah! She’s an angel!!! I think she’s a wonderful person to rock that seal hunt shirt! I also want that shirt too!

  • Kayo K says:

    I love all those who use their GOD giving powers to help the helpless.. My dear Sandy taught me that.. My doggy darling. I lover and miss her so much.. but what she embedded in me will now never leave me till the day i die. AMEN.

  • Monlam says:

    love you Sarah! i’ve always loved ur songs esp. “in the arms of an angel” and “ordinary miracle”. Thank u so much for speaking up!

  • kraig schweiss says:

    Way to go Sarah! I want one of those shirts so that my students can share in the support of ending one of the worst slaughters of the innocent the world has ever seen. All eyes will be on Canada soon for the Olympics. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the atrocity of the harp seal hunt was over once and for all?!

  • Juillet Diana M. says:

    Thanks Sarah for providing a voice for the animals. I feel this was a great thing to do. Thanks Sarah!

  • john gallo says:

    Thank you Sarah for supporting animal causes.. You are my idol and I could be in love!!

  • Diane says:

    Yay Sarah. I just might go out and buy your album.

  • Moran says:

    I love you sarah! you’re absolutely amazing in every way! thank you for taking this opportunity for giving the stage to those who can not speak out for themselves. God bless you..already has

  • marlene VanDyke says:

    I love Sarah Mclachlan’s music . she is a beautiful person inside and out! I think is is great that she sticking up for the seals.. The animal welfare concerns associated with Canada’s commercial seal hunt are well documented. The hunt is unnecessary and economically unviable. The time has come to transition Canadian sealers into new and more rewarding industries that do not involve cruelty to animals. Way to go Sarah!!!!

  • Katie says:

    I commend You Sarah!!!! With you all the way. End the barbaric seal hunt.

  • Ray Misericordia says:

    The ASPCA ads that feature Sarah are the most emotionally compelling of all. No matter how many times I see them I am ALWAYS so touched by her strong sense of caring and compassion. God bless her and all those who fight for all the precious beings on this planet that cannot fight or speak for themselves.

  • chander kumar soni says:

    excellent sarah. keep it up????

  • Julie says:

    Way to go Sarah! I was on Parliament Hill that day but way to far away to see her. I am so proud of her for doing what she did. One day soon I’m sure our government will pay attention to us. There WILL be an end to the seal hunt. Please keep up the fight.

  • Shari Pottle says:

    WTG Sarah!!!! PETA we need a Canadian version of your organization up here!! Reach out to me I’d love to make this HAPPEN! WTG again Sarah!! Bravo!!

  • Carla says:

    WAY TO GO SARAH!!!! Seal hunt is barbaric and cruel. I will not go to Canada .. ever .. until this stops!!!!!

  • Stephen says:

    Kudos also to the interviewer. Knowing what a hot topic it is he had the guts to bring up the subject to Sarah on television. Considering her tshirt he had to have known what her opinion would be and didn’t shy away from asking her. We need more Canadians like these two who aren’t afraid to speak out against this disgusting cruelty.

  • Linda says:

    I saw the interview and I wasn’t sure if it was a seal on the front of her tshirt or not but hoped it really was. Wow….to wear THAT tshirt on Canada Day in the nation’s capitol was quite a statement. Way to go Sarah!!!!

  • kel says:

    We are extremely proud! Many of us Canadians arent given a voice of our dissapprovment of the cruel seal hunting that goes on and our government’s support of animal cruelty. We will continue to support the ban on seal hunting!

  • John Carmody says:

    Fair play to Sarah well well done for speaking out and using this oppurtunity to speak out against Canada’s seal hunt. Well done

  • CDN says:

    Nope. Not half the time Sarah. That’s wrong.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Every time I see one of her Humane Society PSA’s I put a couple of dollars in an envelope and send it in…way to go Sarah you rock!!

  • roxanne says:

    She is so amazing. thank you Sarah. you are the greatest

  • NT says:

    I’m very proud of Sarah!

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  • lynda downie says:

    Thank you Sarah for taking such a strong stand for seals.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Sarah has a compassionate heart and an angelic voice. Other great Canadian female vocalist who love animals are Mae Moore and KD Lang. They’re both vegetarians to.