PETA launches 'Olympic Shame 2010' website to stop seal slaughter
Animal organization PETA has launched their 'Olympic Shame 2010' website to help bring awareness to and an end to the Canadian seal slaughter that takes place every year.
All eyes are on Canada as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. This extra attention will bring increased scrutiny and comes with the added responsibility of setting a positive example for the world. That's why we are calling on the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee to use its clout to help stop the Canadian seal slaughter.
There has been much international outrage at the killing of the seals, and PETA wants to use the Olympics to draw attention to what is happening.
The hunt exists to sustain a demand for fur, and sealers club the seals to kill them for their skin.
Whether it's clubbing baby seals, electrocuting minks on fur farms, or crushing foxes' chests in traps, the bloody fur trade is one of the most hideous industries on Earth.
PETA is also asking people to boycott maple syrup, a vital part of Canada's economy to let the government know that you want them to end the seal slaughter.
You can also send messages to the government, watch videos (some are graphic) and help spread the word.