[Ed. Note: Read Seal:
It's What's For Lunch.]
Tell Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stand up
against the seal hunt and end this cruel, unnecessary practice.
an online petition
And/Or make direct contact:
Prime Minister Steven Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa Canada K1A 0A2
fax (613) 941-6900
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
This week, the Canadian Parliament was served up a fresh
plate of...seal meat?
And you thought your cafeteria food was bad.
The MP's ate seal meat to show solidarity and support for the
Canadian commercial seal slaughter amid battles with the EU, who
has banned imports of seal products. Although the seal hunt
claims to be sustainable, humane, and a significant income for
isolated communities, nothing could be further from the truth.
Here are some facts about the seal slaughter:
- The Canadian commercial seal hunt is the largest
marine-mammal slaughter in the world.
- 98% of harp seals killed are under 3 months old.
- The hunt is wasteful: Hunters are usually only interested
in their pelts as there is no market for seal meat. They leave
the ice littered with carcasses.
- In the area where 90% of seal hunters live, the revenues
from seal hunting add up to less than one percent of gross
The seal hunt is incredibly cruel, unsustainable, and does
not provide significant financial benefits for Canada or the
Canadian sealers. The slaughter needs to end now. Tell Canadian
Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stand up against the seal hunt
and end this cruel, unnecessary practice.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!