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Sparky the Giant Seal Unveiled

Written by PETA | November 19, 2009

When PETA’s giant dinosaur attacked D.C., residents were shaking in their boots. But at the unveiling of our latest enormous animal, a 12-meter-tall baby seal named Sparky, Halifax residents let out a collective “Aww!”

As a crowd gathered to watch the Olympic torch pass through Halifax—they weren’t able to miss Sparky, who was right on the heels of the torch:




We’ve teamed up with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to inflate Sparky and put him on a mission to educate Canadians about the annual seal slaughter. Sparky is set to visit each city that the torch travels to until it reaches the final Vancouver Olympics destination.

Once residents recover from cute overload, Sparky and our crew will be enlisting them to call on their representatives in Parliament to support legislation to end the slaughter. As the Vancouver Olympic Games approach, all eyes are on Canada—and now is the time to put an end to this cruel industry.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • TM says:

    Lets go clubbin!!

  • Bridget Curran says:

    A huge thank you to PETA and IFAW for coming to Halifax last week! It was fantastic meeting up with everyone and I’m glad that my group Atlantic Canadian AntiSealing Coalition was able to take part in the demo. Best of luck on your travels across Canada with Sparky!

  • Debrah says:

    Maybe we should start pressuring Newfoundlanders too. When I was there a couple months ago we walked into a tshirt store and hanging there was one of those little infant t’s the kind with the bottom that snaps to the front over the diaper. Printed onto the front of it was the words “I club baby seals”. The word club was indicated with the image for the playing card like the clover shape. It would seem that that province is pretty callous. I apologize to any Newfoundlanders who are against this slaughter but this is just the impression that I have from media and a visit to St. Johns.

  • Randi Jackson says:

    Stop the grotesque massacres leave the seals alone

  • carla says:

    End it now Canada!!! It’s barbaric and absolutely cruel and sadistic. You should be ashamed of yourselves Canadian Gov.!!!!!

  • Shari says:

    GO TEAM SPARKY! Sparky is so cute!

  • Leah says:

    Is Sparky visiting NC????? He’s adorable!Those people who thought of that idea are GENIUS!

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