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Ke$ha & Peta Fight Baby Seal Clubbing in Canada

Ke$ha & Peta Fight Baby Seal Clubbing in Canada

Ke$ha is teaming up with Peta to speak out against the annual clubbing of baby seals in eastern Canada.

“I was lucky enough to get to watch a bunch of wild seals recently and truly fell in love with these amazing creatures,” K$ said in a statement.

“Canada gets to be host to harp seals each year during their migration to the ice to give birth which is beautiful and peaceful. But because the babies’ fur is so soft, there are people who club and brutally kill these young animals. The Canadian seal slaughter is barbaric and archaic,” K$ continued. “My music and my fans are part of a movement of youth taking over the world with positive change. I know they’ll help me and PETA ban the Canadian seal slaughter so the only place you see baby seal fur is in a museum.”

Earlier this afternoon, it was announced that Ke$ha has been nominated for five Billboard Music Awards – congrats, K$!!

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  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^_______^ cute

    I dont like her

  • Anna

    Bravo, this is a horrible and archaic act that needs more attention brought to it.

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^_______^ cute

    Hahah looks awful and

  • http://Ja Sligo lambert ^_______^ cute

    Go back in your home vapid

  • http://J Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    I love seal :D

  • Canada Eh

    I in NO WAY condone this. I am a Canadian, and it is an issue for us here as well…not just for Americans that find it sick. It is morally wrong, but gives families an income (research it to get all the facts). Two sides to every story, but at the end of the day I DO NOT agree with it. However, what IS annoying, is that PETA chooses to show her with the photo of a baby Harp Seal. It is 100% illegal to club/kill baby Harp Seals. PETA often shows these as they are the cutest of the bunch (with their white fur) and will often tug at peoples heartstrings…but do your freaking research. We’re not all a bunch of seal clubbing/igloo living/moose hunting Canucks. AND…there is a brilliant documentary that actually shows that the Canadians who hunt in Canada use 100% of the meat, etc for food…in some cases it can feed a family for a year…and then the Americans come into our country, kill the animal, cut off its head and hang it on their wall at home like a trophy…no regards to the meat whatsoever. Not to knock the Americans either…but it’s just annoying that there is always one side of the story depicted. There…again…do not condone seal clubbing…just ticked with how it’s depicted…and with that “singer”.

  • http://J Kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Delete now kesha pic or put black mark on her eyes

  • Bruno

    They haven’t clubbed baby seals in twenty years so perhaps they’re images don’t belong on the ‘literature’. Beyond that, I live on the east coast of Canada and there are a bazillion seals. Why not worry about something that is instinct…like east coast fishermen.

  • Leslie

    I don’t know how anyone could club a baby seal to death. You have to be a very sick person.

  • Maryl

    Alright. I do not condone the seal hunt, but as a Canadian I am tired of the global nagging we get for the seal hunt. We are a sovereign nation and it is up to us to handle it. There are many who are against it and democracy, not glass house international peer pressure, will resolve it.

    On another note, calling it barbaric is culturally insulting because many who participate in the hunt are Native Canadians, and are expressing and practicing an element of their culture. To call it barbaric can seem like an insult to the cultures that practice it.

    And why is a baby seal SO much more valuable than a baby cow? People all over the States and Europe eat veal… and I don’t hear the call to ban that.

  • Maira

    I love baby seals and animals. I’m also Canadian, but to say “Canada club scene sucks” which it does suck, but Canadians aren’t the only ones who perform such horrific acts. So to say only Canada is not right. In many ways, I do agree with PETA and their attempts to protect animals and promote animals rights, but it’s annoying to use, as ‘Canada Eh’ mentioned, tactics that pull people’s heartstrings is annoying…and Canadians don’t just hunt and skin and leave…
    do research. as much as PETA is trying to protect animals, people shouldn’t just believe everything they read, there’s more to it…

  • http://h H

    I love Peta
    People Eating Tasty Animals!

  • Brandon

    I’m a little surprised she not naked like all the other who@es that pose for peta, that pathetic group has no respect for women all they do it exploit them and then say respect animals.

  • http://h H

    Peta supporters are terrorist supporters. Look into it, dumb, dumbs.

    Human beings are not vegetarians by nature. We are omnivores for Christssake!
    That hypocrite with the baby bump whos vegan but now started eating animal products again (Ms Portman) compared eating meat to rape but now it’s alright because she wants a healthy child. They’re all phonies!

  • shan

    @Maryl:

    I completely agree (I’m Canadian also), I don’t like the idea of the double standard on morality. I’m not even speaking about animals. Kesha probably does a lot of things/says a lot of thing that others may find immoral. People will deny a common morality on one hand but try to create one with the other…

  • Anna

    Way to go K$ – more attention needs to be brought to this barbaric and archaic practice!

  • Anna

    For those commenting on how this is a cultural thing, or to stop picking on Canadians…get over yourselves. I am half Canadian, my husband is Canadian, we do not agree with this practice nor do we find it an affront on our citizenship. People call attention to barbaric acts all over the world, Canada is not being singled out on the general practice of inhumanity, just one act that affects a small group of Canadians. It is NOT the same as eating meat (which I do, though I am careful where I get my meat from) – to believe in a humane life and a humane death for animals still can condone eating meat or using animal products, as long as that is done in a way that causes the least amount of suffering possible. Saying it is okay to club a seal that walks innocently right up to you, with multiple blows that allow them to suffer repeatedly as they are beaten, and then leave it to die a slow death – is not okay just because it is a cultural practice. Cock fighting, bull fighting, even dog fighting are all cultural practices in some places…so is female genital mutilation and child slavery…that doesn’t make them right.

  • miss

    I am from eastern Canada and I just wish people understood how OVERPOPULATED the Seal are here. They are so overpopulated that they are killing all the fish in these waters. Also there is only small populations of people hunting the seal for food, fur and survival. We also use all of the animal. I think Ke$sha should be more on the fight to save the Snow Leopard or something that is so endangered it could be extinct as I write this…. Pitty people will just believe anything.

  • ucef jager

    omg , clubbing baby seals is Soooooooooooooooo cruel ,
    plz STOP it NOwwwwwwww ( CANADIAN = savages )
    love u k$

  • Ya’Know

    I’m agreeing with a lot of these comments… The seal hunt is largely cultural for those on the east coast that live off of fishing or hunting. All of the parts are used, and I think dubbing this as “barbaric and archaic” is culturally demeaning. They just don’t know shit about how traditions are dying here and how people are trying to preserve them. I think that the death penalty–killing people inhumanely–in the US is something to be a little more concerned about…

    While I don’t think that I could ever club a seal or kill any animal for food, I do eat meat and wear leather so I recognize the necessity of it. They, along with all other meat producers, do the dirty work for us. Ironically, to me this seal hunt seems to be one of the more humane acts of killing. It sucks that they are cute little seals–it really does–, but at least they are in the wild and bred for production. Some escape and some don’t. Hearing about cows and other animals raised and killed in slaughter houses seems worse to me…

    Also, the cute white ones are not killed anymore. They have to be adults, not babies, which the hunters know how to distinguish, and they have a limit. Sometimes they are allowed to go over it, but that’s only if they won’t damage the original numbers to begin with. The seals are either shot or clubbed to death. Despite what PETA tells us, the seals don’t suffer for hours waiting for their deaths. It’s a relatively instant death.
    It’s good that not everyone takes PETA too seriously. They are radical, which is fine, but they manipulate people’s feelings and produce false information (and images as the seal depicted on the poster isn’t even hunted anymore!). Check out this website with actual facts and numbers: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/05/05/f-seal-hunt.html There are plenty more sites and articles on this too. I’m hoping that people’s interest in this doesn’t stop at Just Jared.

  • Ya’Know

    I’m agreeing with a lot of these comments… The seal hunt is largely cultural for those on the east coast that live off of fishing or hunting. All of the parts are used, and I think dubbing this as “barbaric and archaic” is culturally demeaning. They just don’t know shit about how traditions are dying here and how people are trying to preserve them. I think that the death penalty–killing people inhumanely–in the US is something to be a little more concerned about…

    While I don’t think that I could ever club a seal or kill any animal for food, I do eat meat and wear leather so I recognize the necessity of it. They, along with all other meat producers, do the dirty work for us. Ironically, to me this seal hunt seems to be one of the more humane acts of killing. It sucks that they are cute little seals–it really does–, but at least they are in the wild and bred for production. Some escape and some don’t. Hearing about cows and other animals raised and killed in slaughter houses seems worse to me…

    Also, the cute white ones are not killed anymore. They have to be adults, not babies, which the hunters know how to distinguish, and they have a limit. Sometimes they are allowed to go over it, but that’s only if they won’t damage the original numbers to begin with. The seals are either shot or clubbed to death. Despite what PETA tells us, the seals don’t suffer for hours waiting for their deaths. It’s a relatively instant death.
    It’s good that not everyone takes PETA too seriously. They are radical, which is fine, but they manipulate people’s feelings and produce false information (and images as the seal depicted on the poster isn’t even hunted anymore!). Check out this website with actual facts and numbers: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/05/05/f-seal-hunt.html There are plenty more sites and articles on this too. I’m hoping that people’s interest in this doesn’t stop at Just Jared.

  • Edit

    @Ya’Know: Whoops I mean “in the wild and NOT bred for production”….

  • i love cake

    oh my word a peta ad with no NUDITY finally i think this is my favourite

  • Daniie

    Is PETA still spewing out these pack of lies? Some credibility please! See….this is why they are not taken seriously and REAL animal activists like myself and an avid vegetarian pay no heed and really dislike that they make us all looks so uneducated.
    The hunt of “baby/young” seals ended in the early seventies and the present vet monitored hunt is done with guns, not “clubs”. I do not agree with any hunting for coats, but I wish they would stop being so dishonest and uneducated about those very important issues. The truth of it is is that this short lived, seasonal hunt is done mostly for the oils that is used in vet and equestrian medicine practices for arthritis etc. As well as meat/food, of course. Not saying this makes it right, just would like to get some facts straight.

  • Isabella

    I have more respect for Kesha now.

  • coconuts

    @Leslie agree with you @Isabella same with me

  • Maryl

    @Anna … How do you think they kill a cow? With kindness? If you’re killing animals, you’re killing animals.

    So, I guess your Canadian half has a say. Use your vote. Contact your MP. That’s what I meant about democracy. And I standby the glass houses. Does Spain still have bullfighting? Does America still have capital punishment? There’s a lot of things going on in other countries that make it easy to get on a high horse. Democratic nations need to handle their own business.

    Oh, and I can only speak for myself when I say these anti-seal hunts that bash Canada in the process only serve to tick me off. I also find in interesting when they blame ALL of Canada. Get a map. It’s one region in a VERY large country. No one is clubbing seals in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto… the list goes on.

  • ravynwolfe

    No killing an animal just for its fur. No killing of young animals. No factory farming. No eating of pigs or cattle because of the way they are raised in factory farming..this means no McDonalds..no In and Out Burger…nada. No factory farming eggs as they kill the male chicks as soon as they are born…No dairy farms as the cows are kept being milked long after they have babies and the babies are also taken away from them before they are weaned.
    This is what I am aiming towards. I’m not totally there yet but I will be. Many people eat seal…many eat cheeseburgers. Hunting with intelligence and respect is far more kind to an animals than being raised in a factory farm life. Americans please concentrate on your own factory farmed animals etc. and the torture there is there. Pointing a finger at Canadians whilst you stuff fatburgers in your face because no ones see the cute little faces of the cattle is sick. Wearing big fur coats like half the rap stars out there…is incredibly gross and so low class. In my opinion.

  • Jenna

    The only place you can see baby seal fur IS in a museum, dummy…

    The practice of killing “white coats” has been illegal and not practiced since the 1980s and any imagery you see is not current.

    Furthermore, Canada put regulations in within the last couple years that Seals must be shot first, and then can be clubbed to ensure immediate death. The hunters have to check to make sure the skull is crushed. Then the blood is drained. These seals are in no danger of being extinct and are highly detrimental to the fishing industy, and it’s highly regulated to ensure that the process isn’t inhumane. I’d consider this the next time you chomp on a burger, because do you know what conditions that cow was killed in?

    EDUCATE YOURSELF: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/seal-phoque/faq-eng.htm

  • James

    Stop bashing Ke$ha, what did she do wrong? And Jared, she was nominated for 6 Billboard Nominations, not 5. :P

  • Heather

    First off PETA needs to get their facts straight. I am Canadian and I live in Atlantic Canada where the seal hunt is a normal occurance. It has been for hundreds of years. FIRST OF ALL IT IS 100% ILLEGAL TO CLUB OR KILL A BABY HARP SEAL. SECOND WE DO NOT CLUB SEALS AT ALL. THEY GET SHOT WITH A FIREARM. THIS IS A MORE HUMANE WAY TO KILL THEM. There are thousands of seals in easten Canada and in atlantic Canada and they are destroying our cod stock. I personally do not have anything to do with the hunt myself or anything to do with the meat, oil or fur of a seal. But PETA needs to get their facts straight or at the very least change the slogan. Its very offensive to Canadians.

  • http://shannonkrst Shanwow

    i think this is a great thing to do,. I love all animals, and what she is doing is going to help the wellfare of them.

  • Eriic

    Your kidding me. I’m canadian and against this, but really? eastern canada? If these people had any idea they would know its NORTHERN Canada.

  • Me

    @Isabella:
    Ke$ha actaully is a pretty cool person she supports a lot of stuff her music might be giving people a wrong impression of her but she loves the community etc.

  • Andrew

    It has been illegal to kill baby seals for nearly two decades now.
    Most people don’t even “club” the seals, they first use guns, and if need be, a lot use Hakapik’s, which kill instantly.

    PETA are spineless liars and their supporters are delusional fools.

  • bored now

    i agree with clubbing animals=wrong! not cause a celebrity says so but just because you use all of the animal does not justify bludgening a porr baby seal to death though i believ it is wrong there are more humane ways if your gonna kill something dont be viscious

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  • KeviMetal

    Wonder if PETA is aware that Ke$ha wears fur coats!

  • http://twitter.com/jowowzalonski jojo

    ii think seals in clubs aree cool dont see all the fuss

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