‘Stop the Seal Slaughter!’ Nearly Naked Models Crash Canada Day Celebrations

For Immediate Release:

1 July 2017


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Supporters Slam Country’s Annual Seal Massacre

London – As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday today, three “beaten and bloodied” PETA supporters wearing little more than underwear and carrying a “dead seal” gathered outside the High Commission of Canada to protest the country’s disgraceful commercial seal slaughter, which kills tens of thousands of gentle harp seals each year. Protesters also held signs proclaiming, “Canada’s Shame: Seals Beaten to Death” and “Stop the Bloody Seal Slaughter.”

Images are available here, here, and here.

“Canada Day celebrates national pride, but no one should feel proud of a country that condones the largest massacre of marine mammals on the planet,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is calling on government officials to mark Canada’s 150th birthday by finally shutting down this shameful slaughter.”

Sealers use wooden clubs, ice picks, and guns to kill the seals, often managing merely to wound them before leaving them to endure a slow, agonising death. Veterinarians who have investigated the carnage found that sealers routinely fail to comply with Canada’s animal-welfare legislation. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – notes that there’s no market for seal meat and few remaining major markets for seal fur, as the EU, Russia, and the US have all banned it.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.