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|Originally Posted: 24 Dec 2010|
Help Stop the Sable Island Seal Slaughter
[Ed. Note: Of course if people would not eat animals (i.e., "cod,") the depletion of cod would not be an issue. Blaming that "depletion" on seals is ludicrous. Go Vegan!]
FROM The Rainforest Site
Tell Canadian Federal Fisheries to STOP their plan to shoot and kill 220,000 Grey Seals in their protected Sable Island nursery.
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
A report prepared recently for the Government proposed that 220,000 grey seals be shot and incinerated in their protected Sable Island nursery.
This horrific proposal includes shooting pups with silencer-equipped rifles, loading them onto dump trucks with a specially modified grabber machine, and transporting them to incinerators — all at a taxpayer cost of $35 million.
Of course, this disgusting grey seal massacre will not help the recovery of depleted cod stocks.
Culling of marine mammals has never been shown to benefit any commercial fish stock. According to your own scientists, the current state of cod stocks is the result of the long-term effects of overfishing — not grey seals. In addition, the DFO National Workshop on the Impacts of Seals on Fish Populations in Eastern Canada concluded that there is no analysis to suggest that fewer grey seals would have a positive effect on fish stock recovery.
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