Prelude to a Fur Pile?
Earlier this week, Canada's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea was speaking at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ont. As she spoke, a woman lunged toward the podium and threw a pie in Ms. Shea's face. The woman was a member of PETA, and had ostensibly traveled all the way from New York to embarrass and humiliate a member of the Canadian government, in order to make some sort of statement about the seal hunt. PETA still likes to propagandize that seal hunters club baby seals, a practice that was officially outlawed more than twenty years ago.
Not to fall into the fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc, but it's hard not to read this follow-up story without thinking of Bugs Bunny saying: "Of course you know this means war."
St. John's, Nfld. --
PETA got a taste of its own tactics as one of its seal hunt protesters was pied in St. John's on Friday.Photo: The Globe via CP
A woman wearing a seal suit was waiting for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to arrive for a speech when a man approached, dressed in a local mascot's outfit — a dog with a rain slicker and a Sou'wester rain hat.
The seal hunt supporter shoved a cream pie into the woman's face after knocking off the head of her seal costume.