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Originally Posted: 26 March 2009
Ways to Bring an End to the Canadian Seal Hunt
Please take one, two or all three of the actions below to bring an end to the Canadian Seal Hunt: this year's quota is almost a quarter of a million baby Harp Seals.
Write to the media:
Wherever you live, you can help draw attention to the seal slaughter and enlist others to protest. Write to your local newspapers and TV stations, post messages on Web sites and blog to your friends about this terrible event. The fight against the seal kill has been going on for many years, but we have never been closer to stopping it. Please take whatever action you can, and together we can end this brutal business once and for all.
Piles of Harp Seal Pup Skins
In a cruel twist of timing, the first week of spring is bringing not renewed life but renewed death to Canada’s east coast. This week, sealers began bludgeoning, shooting and skinning harp seal pups using methods and excuses that are both archaic. Nearly a quarter of a million seals will likely be killed, making the Canadian seal hunt the largest marine mammal slaughter in the world. Activists from a variety of countries and organizations are on the ice monitoring and documenting this year’s kill.
Killing seals is an off-season activity for fishermen in the region, and the slaughter is even harder to justify economically because the market for seal products continues to shrink. Right now, the European Union is considering a ban on the importation of such products, which would close a major market, and just last week Russia announced that it was banning the killing of young seals. There is also a bill in the Canadian parliament that would outlaw the seal kill, which shows that opposition is growing within Canada as well.
Please join the Animals and Society Institute in condemning this practice and taking a stand against this horrible “hunt.”
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