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.