William was one of the cutest baby seals I’d ever seen.
I spotted him when I was flying overhead with the Protect Seals team, wriggling around and basking in the sunshine on his tiny pan of ice. He was a real clown -- so much so that we named him after comedian Bill Maher, who supports our fight to save these pups. See for yourself: Watch a quick video of William playing the sun»
I’m haunted by the memory of William waving his flippers at our helicopter. It was the calm before the storm, before the sealers arrived and the ice started to run red with blood.
I think of the pups just like him whom I saw later, crying in agony. To see a two-week-old animal fight so hard for his life, to see him meet such a terrible end -- it’s unbearable. But I know the horror we film is shutting down this barbaric slaughter.
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