a publication of The Responsible Animal Care Society (TRACS)
Canada plans on further
East Coast Seal Hunt.
Anthony Marr Invites you to join
The Global Anti-Hunting Coalition
We.ve all asked at some point, .Wouldn.t it be powerful for all groups
of like mind to collectively wage a single coordinated campaign, from
coast to coast, against a single adversary?. Thus was born the concept of
the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition.
In the seven months between August 29, 2003, and April 2, 2004,
preservationist and anti-hunting campaigner Anthony Marr, with
best-selling local vegan author Brenda Davis and her son Cory Davis, will
be conducting the Compassion for Animals Road Expedition (CARE) through 40
U.S. states and four Canadian provinces (see www.HOPE-CARE.org for the
state-by-state itinerary). One of CARE.s main objectives is to form the
American chapter of the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition. Anthony Marr will
be holding meetings with the directors and giving presentations to the
members of interested animal advocacy groups en route to discuss
participation, campaigns, strategy and tactics.
The first campaign of the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition will be to
apply external pressure on Canada focusing on its:
1. East Coast Commercial Harp Seal Hunt (current quota . 325,000/year .
the largest marine mammal hunt in the world, known as .Canada.s Shame. .
the HSUS has already taken boycott action against Canada on this issue,
but the more groups, the better).
2. Western Canada Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunt (current quota ~300/year
plus poaching deaths of ~300 out of a hotly debated estimated population
3. West Coast Commercial Harbour Seal Hunt (currently being tabled in
parliament . quota: an incredible 50,000/year out of a total estimated
population of only 110,000 . this must be nipped in the bud).
4. West Coast Grey Whale Hunt (currently being planned . this must be
nipped in the bud).
5. Central Canada Gopher Derby (2002 kill . ~60,000).
6. Eastern Arctic Bowhead Whale Hunt (this species is classified
.endangered by CITES).
7. Trophy hunting and fur trapping (a passive-aggressive form of
hunting . currently about 1,000,000/year) in general.
Groups need not have anti-hunting mandates in order to join. A vegan
group, for example, is presumably intrinsically anti-animal-abuse, and
therefore implicitly against hunting and trapping.
To join the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition, or if you have any
questions, or if you wish to meet with Anthony Marr or arrange a
presentation for him during the CARE tour, please contact him at:
Anthony Marr has also authored
Omni-science and the Human Destiny.
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