Protestors To Wave ‘Bloodied’ Canadian Flag In LA
Animal lovers are in for a nasty shock if they happen to stroll by the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles today.
Animal charity PETA is taking its battle against Canada’s annual baby harp seal massacre straight to LA’s Consulate General of Canada at noon today, where a man in coveralls will club a fake “seal” using a hakapik – a club with a metal hook on one end which sealers use to bludgeon the baby animals in the head.
A “bloodied” Canadian flag will wave in the background.
PETA claims that the demand for seal fur has plummeted to the point that Canada’s annual massacre is costing the Canadian government about $7 million a year in subsidies. But the slaughter continues.
“Canada’s commercial seal slaughter is despised and condemned around the world,” said PETA’s manager of campaigns, Katie Arth. “The only way for the country to clean up its bloodstained image is to stop clubbing and shooting baby seals in the head.”
PETA claims that the market for seal products has all but disappeared: The US, the EU, Taiwan, Mexico, and Russia – which had been importing 95 percent of Canadian seal pelts – have all banned seal fur.