The Internet’s Seal-Slaughter Cheerleaders

Published by PETA.

… are also keeping a Big Brother–esque eye on the annual massacre’s critics.

We know that countless Canadians care about animals. And it seems that many are concerned about Canada’s economy. So it’s safe to guess that many of our northern neighbors will be fuming when they learn that the Canadian government spent C$75,000 in taxpayer money to hire a company to monitor animal protection groups’ chat rooms, Twitter messages, and blogs. After the company spent time monitoring these groups’ messages, government employees would add pro-slaughter assurances that Canada’s “harvest” (i.e., head-bashing) is only carried out on animals who are “healthy and abundant.” No surprise that they steered clear of the “heated and unreceptive” discussions about the common practice of live skinning.

orphum/CC by 2.0

So what do you think of this government’s online antics and its decision to monitor animal defenders and rah-rah the seal slaughter—all with the taxpayers’ C$75,000?

Won’t you tell them, please

Written by Karin Bennett

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

 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