People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a rally this morning* in Quebec’s Iles de la Madeleine to unveil a new campaign to protect Atlantic cod from one of their chief predators, the Canadian harp seal. Eight people attended the demonstration.
“We have to fight back against these dangerous seals on behalf of those who cannot be heard,” announced Daphna Nachminovitch*, PETA’s vice president for cruelty investigations. “Because they are underwater. Sea kittens, rise up against this Holocaust!”
PETA founder and president Ingrid Newkirk* then handed out clubs emblazoned with “Break the Seal – Sea Kittens Unite” to rally participants and led the charge into the icy Gulf of St. Lawrence.