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Surprise Visitor at Olympic Closing Ceremony

Written by PETA | March 3, 2010

When you’re friends with Pamela Anderson, it seems like anything is possible … even snagging tickets to one of the hottest events in Canada.

After delivering our petition against the seal slaughter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Dancing With the Stars beauty graciously gave her tickets for Sunday’s Olympic closing ceremony to PETA’s seal mascot. While Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, and Neil Young performed, our seal was busy educating Olympic fans from across the globe about Canada’s upcoming seal slaughter.

 

Security tip: Wear your heart (and your tickets) on your sleeve.
Olympics

 

He shamed, he saw, he conquered.
Olympics

 

The party might be over, but our work for seals never stops.
Olympics

 

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Melissa Smith says:

    We 100 support Pam and all the work dedicated by PETA…..

  • Jerilyn Capaccione says:

    I agree that chickens are also killed inhumanely here in the U.S. and it needs to be stopped also but these harp seals that have been slaughtered for over 20 years needs to be stopped as soon as possible!!! When I graduated from high school 40 years ago I started giving to the IFAW to stop it and they did manage to stop it temporarily but then it was started again!! We need to stop it this time PERMANENETLY!!!! No one needs the fur for coats as one person said on here their vanity when we have artificial fur for that. This needs to be stopped and as I said also the inhumane treatment of animals slaughtered in our country also USA. Thank you. Jerilyn Capaccione

  • Louise McGannon says:

    The seals are killed very cruelly and so very unnecessary. I don’t eat meat and I am trying very hard to become a vegan because I do not want to see any animal killed especially skinned while still conscious. I am against foie gras animal testing wearing wear factory farms etc. etc. and dog meat in China. I am also a member of Farm Sanctuary that takes in farm animals that have escaped death. In the US we have rules that are supposed to be followed during the slaughtering process check it out downed cows have been banned from slaughter because they are unable to actually walk to their slaughtering cell. I am tired of hearing this same old argument about chickens cows pigs. More and more people are becoming vegetarians as they become educated.

  • Talysha says:

    I didn’t watch the olympics this year because of the seal hunt. As a canadian it makes me sad that my government actually allows the seal hunt to happen I loved that the seal was at the closing ceremonies. It would have been funny to see people’s faces when they saw it. I think it’s great that the seal was there. So many people were probably enlightened as to the horrors of the seal hunt.

  • Cindy says:

    Wonderful idea!!! BRAVO!!!

  • heather says:

    in the beginning ALL native people had to kill animals to survive. they did it at the risk of losing their own life at times. they ate the meat wore the skins and made weapons and tools of every part of the animal they killed. now it is the 21st century and everything is different. we have synthetic means of warmth knowledge of other means for healthy diets and tools made of minerals. God entrusted the animals to our care not for exploitation but as workers companions protection and simply to enjoy and admire. let’s just leave at that shall we?

  • Miquq says:

    I am Canadian I am an Inuk and I’m not ashamed to be wearing fur. I agree seals should not be club it is not Inuit way. For thousands of years Inuit have depended on animals for survival and still depend on it today for survival. We inuit don’t believe in torture slow death but only respect animals and nothing goes to waste. I am Canadian and will continue to live the way my ansestors lived thousand of years ago until polar bears seals and all arctic animals become vegetarians then I will become a vegetarian.

  • Naveen says:

    This should stop right away…wen synthetic skins are available y should kill an ecosystem for the same………. oh god save us from extinction

  • Amy says:

    I am from Canada and am embarrassed by the seal hunt. If we were meant to wear fur we’d be born with it. I also agree with those stating that comparing this to slaughter of chickens is ridiculous.

  • Monica Palos says:

    Seals are cute animals to look at not to wear or eat or what have you. Keep spreading the word there are still uneducated people out there who need to know that this senseless slaughter has to stop.

  • Leigh Ann says:

    I think the seal mascot is an excellent idea!

  • Shelly says:

    “at least used fur is being used to keeping people warm this winter” Really? How do you explain hollywood stars wearing fur in LA? The fur should be used to keep the animal it belongs to warm.

  • sparkles says:

    seriously an animal is an animal. my view is all animal killing needs to be put to an end. whether it is for fur meat dairy anything. put a baby or yourself in the position of the animal. if you wouldnt watch an infant go threw it or want to go thew it yourself then why do it to an animal? animals are much like babies if we have them for pets or nursing them back to help they are depending on us just as babies depend on their parents.

  • Patrizia says:

    Beautiful initiative. The battle to save seals is still undergoing but everyone needs to do their own part to raise awareness and support the end of this cruel activity. Thanks Peta for your work!

  • emma says:

    i agree tdot they’re all living creatures. but one thing at a time this is to save seals lets focus on that and not argue among oursleves. i thought we were all here for the same thing. SAVE THE SEALS AND ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS TOO.

  • Tanya says:

    Stop comparing animals. and stop with all the arguing over whos better. just do your part and it is what it is. every one has an opinion and wants to be right. animal murder is never right so drop the fight! your time is better left helping causes and not writing an argument. An to prove my point someone Will comment on mine and try to tell me im wrong.

  • Carole Stough says:

    All animals who are killed regularly for ANY food consumption should be euthanized first so theres no horrible pain hopefully less fear if done early quick. I’m really aware now of the horrors of all meat slaughter getting so i can’t hardly eat it any more.

  • Tdot says:

    Erin A living creature is a living creature. Not apples and oranges.

  • Jenny Geng says:

    Yes I agree with Ace. Sadly we cannot win every battle and PETA needs to work one thing at a time. Banning chicken would be near impossible as it would force many people to forgo meat but the stopping of the senseless slaughter of seals is something that would be easier to accomplish. Hopefully after winning this battle we can keep winning more until we reach our goal.

  • Ace says:

    To Erin… How is the death of a seal more important to that to a chicken? From a Peta blog I just read earlier concerning Gilbert Arenas at least used fur is being used to keeping people warm this winter while chicken is still consumed on account of gluttony. How does that make your point better?

  • Shari says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.. I love that profile picture!

  • Reuben says:

    Carla what is the difference WHY they are killed for vanity or for the entertainment of your tastebuds it’s all the same animals suffer and die so that people can get some fleeting pleasure out of it. I don’t know if you noticed but PETA is against people eating chicken too.

  • Dot says:

    Aneliese comparing Chicken which are bred to EAT and the clubbing of Seals reeks of complete ignorance. I agree with RadRosa apples and oranges! Death to CANADA and the violence some of them evoke for fashion.

  • Terra says:

    AMAZING!!!!! This is why I love you PETA!

  • Erin says:

    To Ace Chickens are consumed as food all over the world and that will never change. I personally don’t eat them or any meatbut to expect the whole U.S. to stop eating chicken is ridiculous! Seals are killed in Canada for their fur…for people’s vanity! Hardly the same thing. PETA chooses its battles. Protesting Canada’s seal hunt is one of them. To compare it to mainstream chicken consumption is absurd. You’re talking apples and oranges here buddy.

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    I can’t tell you how much I love the second photo! It’s amazing!!

  • Linda says:

    This is Great News! Thanks Youse!! 3

  • Ace says:

    Carla… More chickens are killed HOURLY every day in the US than the total number of seals expected to be culled. Will you be banning “Made in USA” products as well?

  • Aneliese says:

    Awesome. I love the second photo.

  • Carla says:

    This is awesome!!! I have banned Canada until it stops!!