PETA’s anti-commercial sealing videos ‘devastating’ to Inuit, critic says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2017238 Views

PETA says it supports Inuit hunt, but Aaju Peter says anti-sealing campaigns harm Inuit communities

Apr 21, 2017

One of the most prominent Inuit sealing advocates says a new anti-commercial sealing video from PETA continues “devastating” negative stereotypes against the industry.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video on social media Monday with graphic images of the commercial seal hunt on Canada’s East Coast. The post includes a link to an online petition calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to end federal subsidies for seal hunters.

Aaju Peter, an Inuk sealskin-seamstress and subject of the documentary Angry Inuk, says PETA’s facts are misleading and continue a long anti-sealing message from animal rights groups.

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