Proud Canadian Celebs Blast Canada’s Seal Slaughter

Even though all major markets for seal pelts have closed, Canada continues its annual commercial seal slaughter. The following five celebs have used their voice to help seals in their home country. Join them by taking action to end the commercial seal slaughter.

Ryan Reynolds
Because of the commercial seal slaughter, the Vancouver-born actor referred to northern Canada as “the outer edges of terror.”

Sarah McLachlan
Sarah’s disdain for the seal slaughter runs deep. In addition to wearing a PETA shirt on Canada Day to speak out against the commercial seal slaughter, she also sent a letter on PETA’s behalf to Canada’s prime minister urging him to end the commercial seal slaughter, saying, in part:

William Shatner
TV icon and Québec native William Shatner also urged Canada’s prime minister on PETA’s behalf to end the commercial seal slaughter, pointing out that it’s not only cruel but also a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Bryan Adams
Ontario’s own rocker makes it a point to keep his concerts strictly about the music—but in Newfoundland, that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Pamela Anderson
British Columbia’s Pam feels so strongly about the issue that she not only posed for Seal T-shirt PETA ad series but also joined the late, great Sam Simon in making a million-dollar offer to the Canadian Sealers Association to end the slaughter.

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 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