Harper:
Put Down Your Forkful of Seal Meat and End the Slaughter NOW

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Originally Posted: 10 March 2010

Harper:
Put Down Your Forkful of Seal Meat and End the Slaughter NOW

[Ed. Note: Read Seal: It's What's For Lunch.]

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Tell Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stand up against the seal hunt and end this cruel, unnecessary practice.

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Prime Minister Steven Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa Canada K1A 0A2
fax (613) 941-6900
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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 domestic product.

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.


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