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Save Seals: Boycott Canadian Maple Syrup

Written by PETA | May 26, 2009

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When it comes to what we drizzle on our pancakes, grits, and oatmeal, we’ve all got our preferences. If, like me, you prefer pure maple syrup over Aunt Jemima or Log Cabin (corn) syrup, taking a minute to see where your favorite restaurants’ syrup comes from—and encouraging them not to buy the stuff imported from Canada—can help put an end to the seal slaughter.

Why maple syrup?

Canada produces about 85 percent of the world’s maple syrup, an industry that rakes in around $C213 million each year. Our newest campaign encourages restaurants and grocery chains to boycott Canada’s multimillion-dollar syrup industry. By persuading businesses to sign our pledge, you’ll be letting the Canadian government know that the country is going to get a serious hit in the wallet unless it declares an end to the seal massacre.

If your local eatery is already using American maple syrup, pour it on thick (it’s safe to use Aunt Jemima and Log Cabin too) and thank the owner that no seal blood was spilled for your breakfast or brinner.

Posted by Shawna Flavell

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  • megan says:

    Hey I live in Michigan’s upper penninsula and our locals make our own Maple syrup which is delicious!!! We don’t really have a reason to buy Canadian anyway since we can get it from our neighbor! Sayklly’s candy stores are all over the place where I live and they have the best maple sugar candies ever! They are made from maple syrup from vermont. Seriously buying American maple syrup is no hardship at all and we can help out own economy. It is a win win WIN situation and the economically smart thing to do.

  • josie perelli says:

    I am boycotting canada products and visiting canada until I have your true word that your government will pass a law to stop killing these poor gentle animals. Once I find out a law has been passed I will start buying canadian products and visiting canada again in the near future. the people who kill these poor animals for money should be slaughtered.

  • Tiffany says:

    As a Canadian citizen the seal hunt is an absolute atrocity. Many Canadians who are aware of it are very opposed to it. However tons of Canadians don’t actually know a thing about it and would be VERY opposed to it if they were made aware. As many others have written here boycotting maple syrup has nothing to do with the seal issue and will come across as an insult to many Canadians. In order to make Canadians take notice and to genuinely care about this issue so there can be an end put to it without revolting against the cause itself because they are angry with other countries for boycotting a part of their heritage that being maple syrup it is time to stop breathe and put aside involved emotions for a moment. Think about what you can boycott that is connected to the seal massacre. Actually another idea would be to go to Global news and get them to cover a huge story on this. In order to get the seal murders to end you must have the country that can actually take action on the issue on side with you. It’s all about the seals!!!

  • Anonymouse says:

    Canadian maple syrup is vegan.

  • Lee Story says:

    I strongly support oppose the torture of animals for any reason. However Canadian maple producers many of them poor farmers have little lobbying force with the government and are in no position to have an effect on the seal hunts. This proposed boycott is myopic and stupid. It’s simply cruelty to the human animal.

  • Cory Moshman says:

    Yes I will boycott anything Canadian and I thought supporters should boycott the Olympics as well. If you Canadians are so against the seal slaughter you should write enmass to your elected officials telling them so. I did write a letter to your officials and asked others to do the same. Stop killing the innocent seals in a barbaric manner!

  • Cory Moshman says:

    We should boycott anything from Canada. I just purchased some maple syrup from a small family farm in New Hampshire and will continue to do so.

  • Neil Warne says:

    Linda Although you believe all Canadians are heartless unsympathetic monsters it ain’t true. Most Canadians hate the “hunt” trust me. The EU ban means the massacre will end soon. And when it does I am sincerely hoping that this awful hostility towards Canada will die with it. It’s bloody shocking please get a grip or I will have to channel my energies into supporting HSUS I have not heard them implying “all Canadians are heartless” etc.

  • Stan Berry says:

    I live in the UK so boycotting Canadian products is about all I can do to help stop the cruelty. Anyway all Canadians should share some of the guilt including the syrup farmers.