Three Arrested in D.C. Seal Slaughter Protest

Published by PETA.

This morning, when Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with President Obama at the Canadian Embassy in D.C., he got a welcome that I’m sure he won’t forget any time soon.

Three “seals” covered with red paint writhed on the ground to illustrate what happens to hundreds of thousands of harp seals in Canada.
Fifteen other demonstrators held up stop signs reading, “Harper: Stop the Seal Slaughter.”
With D.C. traffic already backed up, the cops weren’t thrilled with the additional congestion.
Luckily, the officers weren’t armed with hakapiks.
If Prime Minister Harper wants a warmer welcome next time, the first thing that he should do is stop the annual seal slaughter.


Written by Liz Graffeo

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