Seal Slaughter Starts—but Revenge Is ‘Tweet’

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Today, Canada is allowing sealers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to stalk baby seals across the ice, smash their heads in with clubs, ram hooks into their eyes or mouths, and drag them back to the boats, despite the fact that there’s no market for the seal fur. They will also rip the skin off the seals’ bodies while some of the animals are still alive. But you can help stop it—and it can be as simple as taking to Twitter.


(c) Sea Shepard Conservation Society

The Slaughter Has Slowed—Let’s Stop It

The market for Canada’s seal pelts continues its downward spiral as more and more nations, including the U.S., countries in the E.U., and most recently Russia—which had imported 95 percent of Canadian seal pelts—ban seal products. Even some of Canada’s own members of Parliament are publicly questioning whether the annual massacre should continue. Tell them “No” emphatically by choosing one (or more) of the messages below to tweet to all your friends and followers, asking them to help spread the word as well:

  • The Canadian seal slaughter has begun! Take action 2 stop the massacre of thousands of seals and RT: http://bit.ly/gQdTnh via @peta

  • This is a picture of a baby seal. RT if u think it’s wrong 4 Canada 2 slaughter him: http://twitpic.com/8zuo8i #SaveTheSeals via @peta

And while you’re at it, send a polite tweet to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (@pmharper) urging him to call off the slaughter immediately!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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