Buy American! Syrup, That Is

Published by PETA.

This week at the summit of North American leaders, President Obama discussed his stimulus plan, which is aimed at improving the U.S. economy. It includes a “buy American” clause that requires projects funded with stimulus money to use only American goods.

Guess who’s up in arms?

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Prime Minister Harper is concerned that if America switches to products made in the US of A instead of buying those made in Canada, his country will suffer a significant financial blow.

That’s exactly what we’ve been saying!

By boycotting Canadian maple syrup—one of Canada’s major revenue sources—consumers can help pressure the government to end the annual seal slaughter.

You heard the prime minister—buy American! But before you head out to the supermarket, check out these pictures from our latest demonstration outside the Canadian Consulate in Denver, Colorado:

 

Buy American maple syrup

 

Buy American maple syrup

 

Written by Liz Graffeo

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