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Seals Vacation at Martha’s Vineyard Too

Written by PETA | June 30, 2009

With the annual Canadian seal slaughter just over (although our battle has really just begun), I was ready for a little R&R when I left PETA headquarters in Norfolk for my vacation in Martha’s Vineyard last week.

I have a friend who owns a house at the popular getaway, and as we set up chairs on Lucy Vincent beach in Chilmark, I didn’t think that my vacation could get any better. The sand was cool beneath my feet and the ocean waves were filling the air with a salty mist. Then, out in the distance, we saw her. A seal!




At first, we could just see her head as she swam in the waves, but then she headed toward shore and pulled herself up onto the beach for a nice rest. I sat and observed her from a distance—her eyes were so big and luminous. I thought about how lucky she was not to live in Canada where thousands of seals like her have been bludgeoned to death over the past several months. Here in Martha’s Vineyard, she could enjoy her time on the beach just as my friends and I were, without having to fear for her life.

So many seals are not as fortunate as this one. Please take action now and voice your outrage at Canada’s continued support of the clubbing of seals just like her.

Written by Tracy Reiman

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  • Jill Jurd says:

    One day the animals will be free from the inhumane ways of those that harm and abuse the animal kingdom. The day will come when justice is brought and the love we continue to push out to all the creatures of this earth will be felt by them instead of the deathly disgusting ways they suffer for sheer greed when the animals are gone their will be no returning no more death no more crying just a sad loss and a sickening in the pit of our stomachs knowing that the human race has been responsible for this destruction for nothing but GREED. I send love light and healing to all the animals and creatures of this earth and to all the beautiful fellow humans who continue to fight for our innocent friends.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    One of the best weddings I ever officiated was on a yacht in the middle of Long Beach harbor with the HRS Queen Mary at the bow a full complement of saluting navy personnel on an aircraft carrier at the stern and a dozen seals attentively sitting on a buoy on the starboard side. The seals had the best seat in the harbor!!

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  • Brien Comerford says:

    I’m voicing my outrage at nations and peoples that exploit abuse maim and kill our fellow sentient creatures.