Stop Canada's Massive Seal Hunt
have distressing news to share: The largest commercial slaughter of
marine mammals on the planet is set to begin in late March. By the end
of the hunt, it's predicted that more than 300,000 seals will have
been clubbed or shot to death -- many of them babies as young as 12 days
old. Last year, a shocking 98.5% of the seals killed were two
months old or younger, and some were skinned while still
conscious and able to feel pain. We expect more of the same during this
Humane Society of the United States will be on the front lines in
Canada, fighting to halt this atrocity. I ask that you stand with us
today and stop the seal hunt forever.
the pledge to boycott Canadian seafood. Click here.
Seal hunting is an off-season activity conducted by fishermen from
Canada's east coast. They earn, on average, a small fraction of their
incomes from seal hunting -- the rest comes from commercial fisheries.
Canada takes in nearly $3 billion annually from seafood exports to the
United States. The connection between the commercial fishing industry
and the seal hunt in Canada gives consumers all over the world the power
to end the vicious slaughter of seals.
Don't Buy While Seals Die: Boycott Canadian Seafood.
Help save the baby seals by
signing the pledge to boycott
Canadian seafood. Your simple act could help end the seal hunt forever.
the pledge to friends.
Canada is sensitive to world opinion, and its fishing industry is
vulnerable to the choice of hundreds of thousands of people to refuse to
buy Canadian seafood. Each and every person who signs the pledge will
increase the pressure on Canada.
Click here to ask your friends and family to
sign the pledge.
The first stage of the hunt, set to start in late March, will unfold
quickly. Once again, The HSUS will be there with our cameras, showing
the world the ugly truth of what happens on the ice. We hope that the
newly elected Conservative Party government in Canada will work with us
to stop the hunt of hundreds of thousands of baby seals.
You can stay in touch with one of our major animal protection campaigns
of the year at
www.ProtectSeals.org. There you'll
find up-to-the-minute news, videos, and actions throughout the hunt.
I know that it's painful to think about this awful abuse, but your
involvement and action are critical to ending it. Thank you for joining
us today in our fight to abolish the cruel seal hunt forever.
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
P.S. During the hunt, you can get frequent updates from Rebecca
Aldworth, our Director of Canadian Wildlife Issues, who will be on the
ice to witness and report on the slaughter.
Click here to subscribe to Seal Watch.
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