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Seal Slaughter Starts—but Revenge Is ‘Tweet’

Written by Michelle Kretzer | March 22, 2012

Today, Canada is allowing sealers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to stalk baby seals across the ice, smash their heads in with clubs, ram hooks into their eyes or mouths, and drag them back to the boats, despite the fact that there’s no market for the seal fur. They will also rip the skin off the seals’ bodies while some of the animals are still alive. But you can help stop it—and it can be as simple as taking to Twitter.


(c) Sea Shepard Conservation Society

The Slaughter Has Slowed—Let’s Stop It

The market for Canada’s seal pelts continues its downward spiral as more and more nations, including the U.S., countries in the E.U., and most recently Russia—which had imported 95 percent of Canadian seal pelts—ban seal products. Even some of Canada’s own members of Parliament are publicly questioning whether the annual massacre should continue. Tell them “No” emphatically by choosing one (or more) of the messages below to tweet to all your friends and followers, asking them to help spread the word as well:

  • The Canadian seal slaughter has begun! Take action 2 stop the massacre of thousands of seals and RT: http://bit.ly/gQdTnh via @peta

  • This is a picture of a baby seal. RT if u think it’s wrong 4 Canada 2 slaughter him: http://twitpic.com/8zuo8i #SaveTheSeals via @peta

And while you’re at it, send a polite tweet to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (@pmharper) urging him to call off the slaughter immediately!

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  • Alexandra says:

    POOR CREATURES OF GOD…

  • Rocco Sirico says:

    Shame on you Canada! How can you beat innocent Seals to death.

  • MARTHA LIBIA PEÑA HERRERA says:

    DONDE ESTA EL GOBIERNO DE ESE PAIS? PORQUE NO PARAN ESTA MASACRE? SON SANGUINARIOS E INHUMANOS. LOS ANIMALES NO SON COSAS SON SERES SINTIENTES QUE MERECEN RESPETO. DEJENLOS VIVIR, FORMAN PARTE DE NOSOTROS, SON SERES INDEFENSOS QUE NO MERECEN SER MASACRADOS DE ESTA MANERA. ESTE PLANETA ESTA HECHO PARA TODOS LOS SERES VIVOS, SON NUESTROS HERMANOS MENORES. PAREN YA ESTA MASACRE SIN SENTIDO.

  • KatiieKaophonicc says:

    @Deerhunter you seriously are a tw*t aren’t you, one why on earth are you trolling the peta website (YOUUUUU DON’T HAVE A LIFEEEEE) two ever heard of natural selection? The seals would sort their own populations out just as deers would. Humans are the disease, taking over places and using up everything until it’s destroyed and then moving on to another place to wreak. Maybe you should stop being a heartless speciesist and making excuses for your cruelty.

  • LINDA BADHAM says:

    GREED-CRUELTY-VILE- ABHORRENT-ONLY THE HUMAN BEING DOES THIS.THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH THE ACTUAL SCUM WHO DO THIS TO INNOCENT BEAUTIFUL SEALS !THEY HAVE NO RIGHT-THEY DONT OWN THE SEALS- THEY ARE A VILE DISGUSTING BUNCH OF HEARTLESS BASTARDS WHO “WILL” REAP WHAT THEY SOW ! HOW THIS IS ALLOWED TO CARRY ON STILL I DONT UNDERSTAND. GOD CREATED THESE CREATURES AND IT WAS NOT TO BE BRUTALLY BUTCHERED . WILD ANIMALS BELONG TO NO ONE !

  • Deer hunter says:

    Do you ever think that maybe a thriving seal population could be doing more damage to their habitat and food supply (fish populations) than they would with a managed population? It seems brutal but the TRADITIONAL methods of hunting seals does give the animal the advantage.

  • Maricel Serrano says:

    It is time to quit destroying animals and nature. Think about a good future of the planet withouth criminals killing these poor animals. These poor animals can not defend themselves. Talk to your friends in Canada. Spread out this information.

  • susanna nylander says:

    please help seals

  • Antoaneta says:

    STOP KILLING SEALS ! THE SEALS O ANY ANIMAL HAS FEELINGS, IMAGINE THAT YOUR FAMILY IT IS SLAUGHTER LIKE THIS! HOW DO YOU FEEL ? PEOPLE WHO IS DOING THIS – THIS MESSAGE IS FOR YOU!

  • Deb Fahey says:

    The Canadian government is a heartless and murderous group. How can they go home to their families at night. How can they go home to their children and BABIES at night after savagely killing thousands of BABIES that day and EVERY SINGLE DAY. The Canadian government is a group of cold-blooded killers.

  • Earthling says:

    All creatures deserve to live simple and safe, protected lives. Seals are curious creatures that are very kind and are representative of: -Protection during change -Lucid dreaming -Protection from danger -Movement through emotions -Creativity when we kill an innocent seal just to be worn on our feet, we severe all creatures ability to be creative, move through their emotions, be protected from danger and during change, and to dream lucidly. WAKE UP. WE ARE ALL RELATED. WE ARE ALL INTERCONNECTED.

  • Len says:

    This is but one example of human insane sickness on display to the world. Reaction for the Pollies is so disappointing. Again cruelty, the Almighty dollar and greed reign supreme over morality and compassion.

  • Oliver&Spencer says:

    This is not only shocking and cruel, it’s savage behaviour on those responsible for allowing this barbaric practice to continue! Please stop this dreadful slaughter. now!

  • pauline moore says:

    This is so sad.

  • tom moore says:

    This seal slaughter must stop right now.

  • sofy says:

    He ran away … people shooted … Sinking in the paw of loose snow, the Wolf knew: Salvation will not be … And the beast is no more frightening than a man … But at this moment hundreds of kilometers away, was the death penalty … Juvenile girl in there somewhere is the fourth had an abortion … baby crying! But no one listened to cry … He called for help, “Mom, stop! Give me a chance to you to be fit! Give me a chance to live! After all, I’m alive! “The wolf ran … tearing dogs throat … drunk people shouting in the forest … He was already almost caught up … Wolf raised his face and wiped away a tear … baby cried, bursting into tears … How terrible not having been born to die! And trying to hide from the glands, he dreamed of his mother’s eyes to see. Here are just a “mom” did not need … was not in vogue, you see, eh, to give birth … It is foolish to spend my soul … His children “not bastard” … to kill the wolf fell exhausted … so it should be … He stole from the wolf BARBARIANS … One is left with the cubs, when he himself took the penalty … The dogs tore apart his body! But only the soul of a wolf does not break! His soul is happy raced into the sky! FOR CHILDREN HAVE MEANING TO DIE! And who, say, the beast, really? And why this repugnant century?? And just HUMANITY … AND WE BEASTS of the beast is no more frightening than a man!

  • roseann parascand says:

    I am a vegetarian but the gentlemen was right no animals deserves this cruilty but ! there is a human way and then there is the wrong way….any way it is done makes me SICK but for the greedy people who cont to eat meat wear animal skins and have no regards to any living creature this pic is of no concern………

  • ella says:

    stop killing seals!!!

  • Owl says:

    Those poor little things. I cant wait untill we practilly take over and illigalize all this crap. These little things are helpless and that seal up there are being used for BOOTS like really people come on. This is the 21st century grow up!

  • tigger50 says:

    STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY! How can people do this to innocent creatures like these. What have they done to you? To me this is nothing short of murder & these people should be prosecuted for murder to the fullest extent of the law. What else can we do to help these poor innocent seals? I’d like to know. BTW all you people murdering these animals, you WILL have to answer to a high authority in due time.

  • Chickenlover:) says:

    fuck seal killers

  • Evgeniya says:

    Please stop this atrocity

  • sabita patwardhan says:

    Completely disgusting shits.

  • Юл says:

    пожалуйста хватит не надо убивать!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shang says:

    Stephen Harper, what makes you and I, of the same species,so much different? When the inocent seals bleed, my heart bleeds, while you can take enjoyment of their deaths caused by your own hands???!!!

  • Claire says:

    How can people do this!!! I feel so ashamed to know that our kind is doing this! Animals have feelings too!!!! This needs to end!!!

  • Gary Gardner says:

    I hope all the persons writing about the cruelty of bashing baby seals are vegans or at least vegetarians. Cows, rabbits, chickens, sheep, pigs, etc. don’t want to be bashed either.

  • H says:

    Why do they feel the need for all this. it just for money. how would they like it if someone come along and hit them!!! we need to stop this, if the canadian dose care them prove it!! WHY>WHY>WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Claudia Martinez says:

    Please stop this atrocity

  • Э says:

    Господи, да их самих убивать надо!!!!!

  • са says:

    Спасаем тюленей вместе!!!!

  • lotus says:

    please stop this atrocity .

  • LISANITAHARA says:

    I hope the Canadian government can step up and make it known that violence such as this is not acceptable. When you allow this action to continue you just make the statement that brutality is okay in society. Some people don’t see a difference between an animal and a person.

  • I Love Seals says:

    who on earth would have a heart to kill these adorable and innocent seals? What’s the point of killing them? What did they do wrong? We have to stop this cruel act!!

  • Poonam Malik says:

    Mr President- You have authority to stop this massacre. Kindly stop this as people who are dependent on this trade can always find other business to earn their bread . A picture is worth thousand words and these pictures speak more than that . Have a heart and use your authority to stop this. This will be an example for other countries too. Regds! Poonam Malik

  • azra atik says:

    ülkenin gelişmiş olması, kafanın gelişmiş olmasını gerektirmiyormuş demek. bu vahşet kafanın ve düşünce yapısının ne denli geride kaldığını gösteriyor. elinizi vicdanınıza koyun, hiç mi içiniz sızlamıyor… Bir gün mutlaka pişmanlığı yaşanacak, doğa bunun intikamını insanlardan fazlasıyla alacak…

  • Jenny says:

    We need sto stop this..why human are so cruel? Why cant all beings live together harmoniously? I feel ashamed to be called the most intelligent being on earth while all we do are pretty stupid!