A PETA member in a seal costume will tail Prime Minister Stephen Harper when he visits West Kelowna today.
Holding a sign reading, "Harper: Stop the Seal Slaughter," members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plan to protest against Canada's seal hunt outside Quails' Gate Estate Winery at 3 p.m. One will be dressed in a seal costume.
Harper is scheduled to attend a Conservative party fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery.
Anti-GMO campaigners also plan to protest outside the winery at
Heidi Osterman and Dianne Varga will lead a protest against genetically modified foods and encourage people with other issues to come out and make statements as well.
PETA is urging Harper to use his influence to end the annual commercial seal slaughter, which the group says is cruel and costs taxpayers millions more to support it than it earns.
"The seal slaughter is a bloody stain on Canada's reputation that Prime Minister Harper can't escape," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman.
"PETA's 'spokesseal' won't give up until the massacre is stopped."