PETA Launches their Save the Seals Celebrity Campaign: Photos
PETA has launched their 'Save the Seals' celebrity campaign with an eye to using celebrities as a focus point to draw attention to the Canadian seal hunt and their desire to stop it.
PETA is using the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as a platform to launch their campaign and to raise awareness around the world, launching an Olympic shame website, and protesting at the Vancouver Olympic clock dressing up like bloody seals.
They want the Canadian government to end the seal hunt and they plan to protest during the 2010 Olympic games to stop what they call a slaughter.
PETA may have the celebrity backing to promote their campaign but they are not the only ones working towards an end to the seal slaughter.
The Humane Society also has a campaign and they have some facts available about the seal hunt.
The seal hunt in Canada is the largest slaughter of marine mammals and over one million seals have been killed so far. The most are younger than three months old. It is not the subsistence seal hunting done by aboriginal people that is the issue however, it is the commercial seal hunt that these organizations want to be stopped.