Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Seals. Canada. Maple Syrup. Buy Vermont. Save the Seals.

In today's mailbox, there is a message from PETA about seals and maple syrup. Oh Lord, don't tell me that...that...is that why it's so sticky? Oh no.

Well, as it turns out, there really isn't a bit of seal in the syrup, but a whole lot of Canada. You see, Canada produces 85% of the maple syrup in the global market, and the U.S. is her biggest customer. We're talking more of an economic embargo than sweetening Canadian maple syrup with seal blood. So, the next time you need to stock up on maple syrup, make sure it's made in Vermont.

1 comment:

Vegan Good Life said...

I will gladly join this boycott. With the current state of the world economy, the power of where consumers choose to spend their money has never been stronger. As activists, we should take full advantage of letting companies and governments know that cruelty is unacceptable and we'll spend our dollars elsewhere if they do not change their policies.