Blog Entries Tagged as Seals

  • May
  • 6

Five Mothers of the Animal Kingdom

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According to writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the trials of motherhood make moms “the great vacationless class.” Although she may have been talking about the multitasking, Blackberry-wielding, van-driving, soccer mom variety, other animals show the same tireless dedication to their children. In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d shine the spotlight on some of the best moms …

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  • Feb
  • 8

Canada’s Seal Slaughter Dying Off

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Since 1996, the Canadian government has poured millions of dollars a year into subsidizing the commercial seal slaughter and marketing the fur and flesh of baby harp seals. But all that money isn’t doing any good—the seal industry continues to collapse.

Since the European Union banned the import of seal products in 2010, Canada has fought with it , the World Trade Organization , and anyone else it could think of …

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  • Mar
  • 18

Winning the Fight for Seals

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If you’ve been following the animal rights movement as long as I have, you no doubt remember when the campaign to end Canada’s despicable seal slaughter caught the world’s attention. A public outcry forced Canada to ban killing white coat baby seals in 1987, and the sealing industry essentially collapsed. Then in 1996, the Canadian government started subsidizing …

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  • Jul
  • 3

Bill Maher’s Seal of Disapproval

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The following is a Canada Day guest post from  Bill Maher , the genius behind Politically Incorrect and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher . Maher offered his wit for an op-ed, originally posted in today’s Daily News , in a humorous protest against a deadly serious issue:  Canada’s annual slaughter of tens of thousands of seals-the largest massacre of marine mammals in the world.

Here’s some good news …

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  • Mar
  • 2

The Canadian Seal Slaughter: An Expensive and Bloody Government Boondoggle

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With the Winter Olympics just behind us, I could not help but write this post to remind people about the abhorrent annual seal slaughter in Canada that will be starting soon after the world turns its attention away from Vancouver.

How much does it cost to slaughter a Canadian seal ? Well, it costs the seals—who are bludgeoned or shot to death on the …

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  • Jul
  • 6

Seals Vacation at Martha’s Vineyard Too

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This post by PETA’s executive vice president, Tracy Reiman, was originally published on the PETA Files .

With the annual Canadian seal slaughter just over (although our battle has really just begun ), I was ready for a little R&R when I left PETA headquarters in Norfolk for my vacation in Martha’s Vineyard last week.

I have a friend who owns a house at the …

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  • May
  • 27

Save Seals: Boycott Canadian Maple Syrup!

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PETA has ramped up our efforts against Canada’s medieval seal slaughter since the country is preparing for the upcoming 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which will focus more international attention—and scrutiny—on Canada! Activists have taken up the challenge with passion, energy, and ingenuity . We are placing billboards in Canada, protestors are hitting the streets , and Pamela Anderson (a Canadian citizen) has delivered a petition to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Little ones even participated by making it their birthday wish …

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