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PETA to launch year-long seal hunt campaign

When the world arrives in Vancouver for the 2010 Games, an animal rights organization is vowing to have protesters here draped in fake seal fur and red paint.

When the world arrives in Vancouver for the 2010 Games, an animal rights organization is vowing to have protesters here draped in fake seal fur and red paint.

The seal hunt is Canada’s shame, according to Bruce Friedrich, spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

“As much as China was subjected to international condemnation for their human rights record in advance of the Beijing Games, we plan to focus worldwide attention on the fact that Canada is now synonymous with the bloody massacre of hundreds of thousands of baby seals,” Friedrich said.

PETA is launching its year-long campaign today at Vancouver City Hall. It will include billboards and demonstrations all over the world.

“People in China were not thrilled to have what they saw as the glory of the Olympics coming to Beijing besmirched by China’s human rights record,” Friedrich said. “Similarly, if Canada does not want to be subjected to international condemnation, it should abolish the annual seal massacre.”

 
 
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