Seals Show Up in the Darndest Places

Published by PETA.

Sometimes seals are on Sarah McLachlan’s shirt. Sometimes they drive tractors. Sometimes they’re in Washington, D.C.

And, as it turns out, sometimes they block the entrance to the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City to protest Canada’s seal slaughter while the country’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, is inside at a meeting … and then they’re taken away by the police.


This “seal of disapproval” let a crowd of people outside the hotel know that tens of thousands of harp seals are slaughtered in Canada each year.
This seal will live to protest another day. Baby seals whose skulls are bashed in during the seal slaughter aren’t as lucky.


Take action! Tell Prime Minister Harper that the seal slaughter must end.

Written by Amanda Schinke

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