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Be a Sweetie: Tweet for Seals!

Written by PETA | April 14, 2010
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Tweeps, we need your help! USA Today has announced that it will donate a full-page ad (a $189,400 value) to the nonprofit organization that garners the most tweets on Twitter. If PETA wins, we will use the ad to call for an end to Canada’s annual seal slaughter, which is happening right now and may result in some 388,200 seals being bludgeoned and killed on the ice this year. Imagine if just one tweet could save one seal.

The contest ends on Friday, April 16, so please tweet, retweet, and post our tweet on your Facebook pages ASAP. Just be sure to include “#AmericaWants @PETA to get a full-page ad in USA TODAY” in your tweet so your vote will count. If you haven’t yet joined the “flock,” please sign up for a Twitter account now so that you can make your voice heard. A tweet for PETA is a tweet for seals!

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Barbara Spafford says:

    To Burke Chaplin when hunters go for deer moosehogs or whatever they shoot and kill fast these people that go after the seals hook them in the eye and drag them across the ice and they are doing for the pelts or selling the meat to big rest. My dad did hunt and what ever he killed it was fast and it was to feed the family. Please look further into what these people are doing to these helpless seals and you can see for yourself. It is not right and I am ashamed of any state that would allow such cruelity.

  • chuy says:

    Did Peta wom the ad?

  • malcolm coyle says:

    People never seem to learn.Cruelty to animalsjust seems to go on and on….What hope do we havewhen the vulnerable have no chance????????????

  • linda badham says:

    SUCH CRUELTY MUST STOP AND BE PUT IN THE PAST FOREVER MY HEART BREAKS FOR THE SUFFERING OF THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS PUPS AND THE MOTHERS!THOSE OF YOU WHO WHERE FUR “MAY GOD PAY YOU BACK”. Life shouldn’t only be about money and material things.Compassion seems to be an emotion that a lot of people dont have.Karma happens!

  • Mollet Jean Richard says:

    Shame on canada

  • AS says:

    Can someone please explain to me what the difference is in hunting seals or hunting deer or moose or any other animal? I see nothing wrong with it since the meat is eaten and the pelt used for clothes. Nothing is wasted. But I’ll keep an open mind and hopefully someone can explain it to me.

  • burke chaplin says:

    when will canada stop? It’s all about money..do we really need seal skin meat and furs…NO

  • Andre says:

    These huntersthey really behave like mafia thugs as in the end of Joe Pesci in the movie “Casino”… The difference is that we are dealing with innocent baby seals and they are in the hands of rabid barbarians

  • Marketa says:

    its horrible what people do with innocent animals in the world.

  • Eva says:

    Don’t give up people! Love from Sovenia

  • Sophia Papadochatzaki says:

    This has to stop. Are you humanes or killers??????

  • Raj C says:

    Killing baby seals or any animal for that matter is absolutely barberic and the human race has the gall to call itself civilised.Lets make a begining by banning the slaughter of baby seals and thereafter to more kindness and concern towards all living things.

  • keri says:

    This is one of the most barbaric things that I have ever heard of. I just can not understand how some humans can be so heartless. This has to STOP!

  • seth says:

    Ohh my I did not know anything about this! how cruel why do they do that to those poor animals?

  • Gillian Lauder says:

    It is unbelievable that the Canadian government and Canadian people allow this slaughter to go on. Come people use your brains and grow a heart and do the right thing for these poor 1 month old pups.

  • Caren Hentnik says:

    21ST century and we still need to be doing this? Fashion please must people who wear fur are ugly inside and out

  • MD says:

    I am Canadian and I’ve been writing to the dam goverment for a couple years now to get them to stop the slaughter of seals AND HORSES TOO. No response what so ever form anyone in Ottawa. They fill their pockets with our hard earned money and do absolutly nothing with our requests. Thank you to all for getting involved. Keep fighting!!!

  • Tessa says:

    I sent a letter this morning to Doer at the Embassy of Canada. I die inside every time I see that picture of the massacred seal. This has to STOP! Please tweet your hearts out and let’s get this full page coverage to have our cause heard!

  • John says:

    “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttt!i didnt know the canadian seal hunt started already!y didnt no one tell me?!omfg!poor babies!!oh god!i hope the ice breaks and all the sealers drown and die.miserable deaths.” If the ice breaks all the seals will drown as well. By the way how bloody CLUELESS are you to NOT know this already is underway? We always see your inane replies here every day…

  • TJ says:

    I’m a Canadian from the east coast and i am totally against the seal hunt. It’s cruel and barbaric to say the least. Stop the hunt!!!!

  • sanjuro says:

    Hope PETA gets the ad space.

  • moo.lennon. says:

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttt!i didnt know the canadian seal hunt started already!y didnt no one tell me?!omfg!poor babies!!oh god!i hope the ice breaks and all the sealers drown and die.miserable deaths.

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