PETA To Target Vancouver Olympics to end seal slaughter
PETA plans to launch a year long relentless campaign leading up to the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver to help bring the world attention back to the annual seal slaughter that takes place in Canada every year.
The campaign was announced today on the steps of Canada House in Trafalgar Square in London.
PETA affiliates will use the campaign's logo - a parody of the Olympic logo showing a hunter as he clubs a baby seal next to a blood-dripping rendition of the five interlocking Olympic rings - on badges and billboards and at pre-Olympic events around the world.
The group plans to send letters to the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee to ask for help in ending the hunt. Last year the government permitted the slaughter of 205,000 baby harp seals, many of which are clubbed to death or shot.
PETA is calling it 'Canada's Shame'.