PETA Statement: Singer Tanya Tagaq’s Support of Indigenous Seal Slaughter

PETA was surprised by Tanya’s ill-informed rant because we’ve never campaigned against the indigenous hunt. Our fight is—and always has been—against the East Coast commercial slaughter, which is run by white people who bilk Canadians for millions in tax dollars in order to prop up the non-existent seal trade. The international bans that PETA has successfully lobbied for, such as in Europe, exempt indigenous hunts. Tanya should stop posing her baby with a dead seal and read more.

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