Flag-Painted PETA Supporters Protest Globally Condemned Seal Slaughter

Published by Paula Moore.

With their nearly nude bodies painted to resemble the flags of France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—just a handful of the dozens of countries that have banned seal fur—six PETA supporters protested outside the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Friday, ahead of the first day of Canada’s annual commercial seal slaughter, which is scheduled to begin on Sunday. PETA’s international affiliates are also planning protests at other Canadian embassies around the world.

Body-painted Activists Protest Canadian Seal Slaughter

Body-Painted Activists Protest Canadian Seal Slaughter

The world is turning its back on seal products, and the only thing that appears to be keeping this year’s slaughter afloat is a $2 million bailout loan from the Newfoundland and Labrador government. The end of the sealing industry is in sight, but seals still need your help! Please take a minute today to ask the Canadian government to do the right thing by ending this annual massacre for good.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind