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Seal of disapproval — Animal rights activists will gather on both sides of the Detroit-Windsor border at noon on Saturday, April 9, to protest the slaughter of seals that takes place each year on the ice floes off Canada’s Atlantic Coast. “Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest and cruelest slaughter of marine mammals on earth,” says Eilliot M. Katz, president of the group In Defense of Animals. “Each year, hundreds of thousands of baby seals are clubbed and shot to death, and many are even skinned alive.” Protest on the Detroit side of the river will take place in front of Mariner’s Church adjacent the U.S.-Canada Tunnel entrance near the Renaissance Center on Jefferson Avenue downtown. Call 313-565-7531 or 586-291-2939.

Wipe out war — Directly from our e-mail inbox to you: “Around the country, thousands of college students and office workers will mark Poop for Peace Day with a solitary meditative grunt. The main event, however, will be the Poop for Peace Conference Call, in which up to 300 poopers will mark a simultaneous celebration of the great human equalizer.” Sponsored by the folks who run the online humor site www.poopreport.com, PFP Day is April 15, a day when “poopers everywhere will meditate on their movement, thinking about Kim Jong Il on his gilded throne and George W. Bush on his porcelain one, and understanding that whether it’s from chili or kimchi, every single human being suffers equally under the tyranny of the bowel. And with that common ground, can world peace be far behind?” Check out the Web site for more info.

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