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Seals Show Up in the Darndest Places

Written by PETA | September 18, 2009

Sometimes seals are on Sarah McLachlan’s shirt. Sometimes they drive tractors. Sometimes they’re in Washington, D.C.

And, as it turns out, sometimes they block the entrance to the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City to protest Canada’s seal slaughter while the country’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, is inside at a meeting … and then they’re taken away by the police.


This “seal of disapproval” let a crowd of people outside the hotel know that tens of thousands of harp seals are slaughtered in Canada each year.
This seal will live to protest another day. Baby seals whose skulls are bashed in during the seal slaughter aren’t as lucky.


Take action! Tell Prime Minister Harper that the seal slaughter must end.

Written by Amanda Schinke

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  • Fran Manary says:

    Sooooo Anon what’s a FENCH POST? If whatever that is and the situation appears ‘hilarious’ to you and along with the fact that this is an extremely serious matter find something more suited to your mentality!

  • Anon says:

    Personally I would have got my photo taken standing over her with a fench post. Would have been HILARIOUS.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    D. Man It’s illegal yes illegal to witness or photograph a seal being slaughtered in Canada without governmental permission and good luck getting that. Just one of the ways the Canadian government tries to suppress the truth.

  • kris shulfer says:

    thank you to all of the endless efforts of all the animal right activists!! your definately not going un noticed!! you rock!! how do you think people are made aware of things they would never even dream of being educated on!! THANKS!!!!

  • Kelley says:

    Will the seals be at the G20 this week???

  • Edward says:

    Laura Natasha was just making a point and I agree 100. They demonstrations are creative but all that is going to do is make people think PETA is wierd. If I was to offer a better solution I would probably suggest having people hand out fliers and using more billboards. That’s more peaceful than blocking traffic in seal suits.

  • Laura says:

    Natasha you may be right… but do you have any better ideas? Your criticism was not very constructive.

  • Aneliese says:

    I was in a PETA protest in Winnipeg Manitoba on August 23rd but PETA and it’s website hasn’t said anything about it! I’m very disappointed because it was my first demo and it went great!

  • natasha says:

    I support you all the way on this. But the world we live in today isn’t going to fix a horrible issue as this by just going out in a costume and sitting outside a hotel where a head honcho is. He’s not going to come out and have a heart to heart. Majority of people do know there is cruelty out there most just choose to ignore it but allow their hearts to go out towrds the suffering. Costumes and signs won’t do anything except get onesself in trouble…and that fixes nothing.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Cesar Chavez was the civil rights activist who was a vegetarian and abhorred cruelty against animals. Coretta Scott King was a humane vegetarian for the last 15 years of her life. They would have both loathed the seal hunt.

  • Shari says:

    GO TEAM SEALS! You seals are too cute to be handcuffed! Let them free let them go let them fight for the end of the seal slaughter! GO TEAM SEALS!

  • Brandon says:

    I love what you guys are doing for these poor seals but one of these days an impatient officer will pepper spray you instead of dragging you in handcuffs

  • D.Man says:

    Why don’t they go protest where the actual seals are being beaten. Don’t forget to take your halloween costume.

  • Pamela Ernest says:

    Do the police actually arrest these heroes???

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Passive resistance during arrest is a sure fire way to get attention for your cause…if Martin Luther King Jr. were alive I am sure he would agree with me.