PETA Takes on (Apparently Evil) Canadian Maple Syrup Makers

by Tig Tillinghast

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are promoting a boycott of Canadian maple syrup. They’re not so much concerned with the abuse of maple trees as they are the annual seal harvest. PETA apparently believes that getting folks to stop using maple syrup from Canada will bludgeon our northern neighbors sufficiently that they’ll think twice about allowing the seal hunt to continue.

Lots of comments on the PETA blog show that a good many people think p

unishing farmers for the actions of a different industry might be unfair. While Vermonters would stand to gain, it won’t sit well with our sugarmakers, who tend to stick together. There are some great reasons to buy Vermont maple syrup above all others, but they’re not political.

On the other hand, PETA has a great little boycott logo, with a bloody maple leaf. Would make a great ball cap logo for a Grade B slasher film.