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‘Win It’ Wednesday: Plush Baby Seal

Written by PETA | March 11, 2009

With the Canadian seal slaughter about to begin, we’re doing everything we can to get it stopped. Hundreds of thousands of baby seals are murdered in this annual massacre. Can you imagine the horror a mother seal experiences when her baby’s skull is smashed in right in front of her? We can’t either, so this week, we’re giving away a limited-edition plush seal pup to help remind the world to hug seals, not club them.

 

Comment below to win or click here to order a baby seal plush now.
Seal plush

 

How do you win? Post a comment below letting us know what you’re doing to help stop the seal slaughter. The response that shows the most initiative will win a plush seal pup.

The contest ends on March 25, 2009, and we’ll contact the winner on March 27, 2009. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting.

Not feeling lucky? You can go ahead and buy a plush pup now. Or two or three. No need to feel guilty for splurging—all the money goes to a good cause!

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • Brenda says:

    This more than anything in the world breaks my heart every year. Please God have mercy on these little sweet babies

  • Anonymous due to the confidentiality of the post says:

    I spoke right to the source at the greatest opportunity I sought. I am a prison guard and I happened to one day be posted with the job of escorting inmates to their parole hearings. One inmate in particular an inuit stated during this hearing that he has been working hard to ensure that he meets his parole requirements to make it home in time for the “seal hunt” which was tradition for his reserve. I was just overwhelmed with grief at the fact that people look that forward to it so much that this individual was working hard to be released from prison in time to take part in it. At the time I had only seen a few clips on TV and wasn’t very educated on the subject but I still knew it was barbaric and horrific. Now I make a note of never actively learning what inmates did to get themselves where they are. I used to when I started working in my line of work and found that it was too hard for me to still deal with them on a daily basis and keep a level head but I do know that during the parole hearing there was an empty seat which the parole board stated at the beginning of the hearing was to represent the seat for his victim which led me to reasonably believe that this person not only had engraved into him that hunting seals was a way of life since his early years but that he had also victimized another human being in some way so speaking to him about the wrongs of seal hunting would not be as easily done as it would be to the general population of society. While escorting him back to his cell from the parole hearing I just asked him a few questions about his “tradition” and why it was done and let him know that it’s really good that he’s working towards his parole and that I hoped that he did get to be back home with his family native elders and his community support but left him with the argument that animals feel pain just like he does. After getting more educated on the subject the next time I worked in his area of the jail I provided him with more eye opening information and put the responsibility on him that he is causing this suffering when he takes place in clubbing them. It is really hard to speak in terms of compassion to a criminal but I believe that I put enough emphasis on it that even if he himself did not cease he would go home if he made parole the hearing was extended to a later date so he didn’t get an answer while I was working there he would have more information even just to share with the law abiding members of his reserve even if just to joke about what the crazy guard told him to strike a cord with those who would have enough compassion to know what they are doing is having a major impact on animals. Since doing this which was some time ago now I went on to educate others about it as well. People who weren’t actually involved in the actual act but may be involved unknowingly in other ways such as wearing fur and as the huge campaigne regarding the olympics coming to our country rages I constantly remind people every time it is brought up that the olympics should not be supported until they put an end to this barbaric tradition in our country. I am Canadian and I am always proud of my country but not when it supports horrific events such as this!

  • Melanie Mousekiewicz says:

    Dear PETA words cannot express how my heart shattered into a million pieces to hear that yet again another annual seal slaughter in Canada was to take place. You would think that in this 21st century we would have evolved and moved forward but unfortunately barbarianism and certainly of its lowest kind is still very much at present. Thank you PETA for recognising this for spreading the awareness and for evoking hope in us that one day we can make a difference and stop this murder for good. Till then let each and every one of us spread the word… With all my love and support from Down Under Australia.

  • Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    I am educating my 7 and 4 year old daughters by telling them the truth and letting them know the only way to make these horrible actions stop is to take action!

  • amy sassw says:

    fur is murder!

  • sara gillman says:

    I know it’s not much but i signed a petition

  • David Clark says:

    I am boycotting the olympics. The slaughter in Canada needs to end now!

  • Sharon Davis says:

    Winning a baby seal would be important good thing to talk about when people ask why you have a baby seal on your desk. It always looks so heartbreaking when they are being killed do we really need fur coats when it has to be taken off of a baby seal? We are wearing the type of coat that God wanted us to wear short hairs in most spaces curly hair in others. We do not neat to wear the skin of baby seals!!!!!!!!!

  • melanie c says:

    I am all for saving the seals the whales.. the birds kitties and doggies.. not to forget the cows and the sheep and especially the veal. Thanks for your giveaway and for the good job that you do with your organization and web site.

  • Timothy Sternberg says:

    I hope that I can lend my voice to help these poor innocent seals.

  • Suzanne Sayre says:

    I am entering this contest that gets people thinking about seals that wouldn’t normally even be aware of the problem.

  • TracieA says:

    My daughter and I have organized a petition and letter writing campaign at her high school against the clubbing of seals.

  • Dennis Johnson says:

    U suppoet PETA in its Ideas to stop the senseless murder of baby seals.

  • Lisa K says:

    Well honestly nothing about seal slaughter but I just got back from the Humane Society and volunteered today!

  • Deb K says:

    I condemn the act of slaughtering seals every chance I get. It is murder plain and simple. Those commiting these horrendous acts should be locked away for the rest of their lives.

  • Melanie says:

    I just refuse to support it. Its a sick act and their is no reason to ever kill an innocent animal. How these people sleep at night is just beyond me.

  • jan koontz says:

    just sad

  • Cassandra says:

    I am always involved in ways to help animals and when able to informing people of information they might not have known about the cruelty they are suffering.

  • Belinda Shaw says:

    What a wonderful prize for my 4 year granddaughter and it also includes a message too!

  • Vicky Boackle says:

    i like the seals.

  • christina singer says:

    saving the worlds animals is our duty as humans. I am astounded that people still feel the need to wear the pelt of an innocent animal for the sake of status. It’s sad

  • Karen Gonyea says:

    Count me in please

  • Kirsten says:

    This amazes me. Back when I was in my 20′s and I am 49! now I wore stop the seal slaughter and protect seals shirts from Greenpeace and still wear my button from them. Obviously more needs to be done and it saddens me that the battle has gone on so long.

  • Linda Moreland says:

    I am sick about this when it is gonna stop I have pleaded and talked to all my reps. Please everyone help out!

  • evelyn says:

    for my boys

  • Maxine says:

    Love the seals

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