The week in #sealfies

Inuit and others across northern Canada have taken to social media to post #sealfies, or photos of themselves wearing, eating or hunting seals. It began as a protest against Ellen Degeneres’ decision to donate money from her Oscar #selfie to an organization that opposes the Canadian seal hunt. But the trend has emerged as a social phenomenon in itself — a mass collection of photographs that show how important the seal hunt is to Canadian Inuit and others.

Posted: April 3, 2014

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