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24 May 2000 Issue

Seal Hunt Continues
Source: Leslie Dickout, IFAW Canada, [email protected]

With the advent of spring comes a grim reminder of cruelty to animals - Canada's commercial seal hunt. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has campaigned for many years to put a final end to this slaughter - today, we are asking for your help.

IFAW has created a website devoted to the various issues involved in the hunt. This comprehensive site will contain daily reports from the hunt, as well as links to press releases, studies, and surveys. We will also be presenting links to the websites of the Canadian Sealers Association and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Our goal in allowing site visitors to consider both sides of the issue is to illustrate that sealing proponents' positions are indefensible. We are confident that upon consideration of all the facts, the public will decide that the ethical, economic, and conservation arguments all lie with those that would put an end to this hunt. will also contain a link to an important action page for those wishing to stop the hunt. On this page, site visitors will be able to:

* locate and email their Members of Parliament
* send an email to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
* email a letter to the editor to their local newspaper
* email the site to their friends

We are attempting to have as many activists as possible visit the action page over the next few weeks. In addition to providing a link on your website, any help that you can provide in publicizing this action page to your membership would be greatly appreciated.

Your organization has been vocal in advocating for justice for animals - please support us now in our efforts to bring national attention and visible opposition to the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world. We have buttons and banners available at:

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