Oh, Canada, It’s Your Birthday

Published by PETA.

Canada is celebrating its birthday today, and people around the globe just don’t think it’s fair. The country that kills hundreds of thousands of seals each year, most of whom haven’t even seen their first birthday, gets to throw a big shindig? No way, hoser.

To let Canada know that the rest of the world will not be celebrating in honor of anything Canadian until the seal slaughter ends, people gathered today at Canadian consulates and embassies for demonstrations. They even protested at parades. Check it out:


Canada Day


Canada Day


Canada Day


Canada Day


If Canada is your “home and native land,” take a minute and sign our Facebook petition, tweet at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and send an e-mail to the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee. Let your fellow Canadians know that the seal slaughter must end.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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