by Michael Parrish DuDell
Categories: People
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While the Von Trapps might like Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, we here at Ecorazzi have a few of our own favorite things – namely animal-rights groups and the celebrities who support them.

So obviously we went apples and bananas after getting word that Nigel Barker was at a rally at the Canadian Embassy yesterday with The HSUS’s ProtectSeals team and more than 100 D.C.-area animal advocates.

Barker, who many know from America’s Next Top Model, has been an outspoken animal advocate for years and has helped expose the brutal seal-hunting trade still taking place in Canada.

Between chants about Canada’s annual slaughter of baby harp seals for the fur trade, Nigel spoke about his experience this spring, when he traveled to Canada’s ice floes. At the rally he described the harp seal nursery as a once in a lifetime experience that “should be cherished,” and he said the seal hunt was the “most horrifying thing I’ve ever seen.”

To read more about Nigel’s visits to Canada, what he witnessed there, and his lifelong concern for animals, check out his guest piece on Wayne Pacelle’s blog – an Ecorazzi Veg Blog Round-Up favorite.

Keep rocking the good stuff, you guys!