PETA calls boycott on Canadian maple syrup: Rutland Herald Online
I'm not sure what opponents of the seal hunt are against. Is it killing the seals themselves? Or the fact that we use hakapiks instead of guns? The hakapik certainly is scary lookin (a large club with a nail sticking out of it), but also much more humane for the animals than guns would be. Hakapiks are also safer for hunters than guns are, because out on the ice flows stray bullets can go virtually any direction.For today's demonstration, a PETA member will whack a six-foot bottle of maple syrup with a hakapik, which is the weapon used to kill baby seals. The intention is to puncture the bottle and release the blood-red contents inside. On the bottle will be a label featuring a maple leaf dripping blood next to the tagline, "Stop the Seal Slaughter."
And ya, I like animals. I'm all for protecting animals. But hunting is still a very large part of human culture. And seal hunting is no different. Why should seals be protected? Because they're cute? (also: baby seals are illegal to hunt in canada)
But enough of that.
For the 2010 olympics, in protest against the EU's ban of canadian seal products (but not of russia's or greenland's or norway's), all Canadian athletes will have at least one portion of their uniform made out of seal product. This I don't agree with.