to do list:
While 2009 was
a great year due to the European seal ban, we need to
increase the pressure in 2010.t. The 2010 to do
Seal Bill (Sponsored by IFAW)- Help pass a landmark
bill that would make seal hunting illegal in Canada. Over
800 000 emails and letters are required.
With my Tax Dollars (Sponsored by Humane Society
International Canada ) - This petition is for Canadians.
Sign a petition declaring that you do not want your tax
dollars used to promote, endorse, or artificially prop up
this disgusting industry.
News: May 6th 09 - Major Victory - Europe Bans Seal Pelts
is the news that conservation groups and animal rights
groups have been waiting for. The European Parliament has
overwhelmingly approved the European Seal Bill which bans
all imports of seal products into Europe. 550 votes were for
the ban with only 49 against it. It is now illegal to import
seal products within the European Union.
is a most devastating blow to the seal hunt. Seal pelts are
worth next to nothing at $14 Canadian which is less than
half of their value last year.
2009 sealing season is nearly over and only 59 500 seal
pelts were taken out of a quota of 280 000. Most sealers
stayed home as the profit margins were too small. (The Seal
hunt officially ends May 15th, 09)
the ban prices in 2010 will crash even further.
you to everyone who has contributed to ending this barbaric
hunt. From letter writing, to protesting, to conservation
groups such as The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, to
IFAW, and the Animal Liberation Front. Together we have devastated
this cruel industry..
keep applying pressure together we can end this once and for
News: March 4th 09
the first time in Canadian history a Canadian politician is
proposing a law to end the suffering of baby seals.
Harb consulted with IFAW on this critical legislation and
now he has asked us to help flood Canada's Senate with
messages of support. Please help us reach 200,000
emails and letters in the next few weeks: one for every seal
killed this year.
is our chance to end the hunt forever.
Here to send email
Canadian Seal Hunt:
2008 Canadian Seal hunt kill quota was 275 000.
This is 5000 more seals than 2007s kill quota of 270 000.
The 2009 kill quota has not yet been announced. From the
upwards trend of past years we expect the figure to go up.
December 28th, 2008 the department of Fisheries and Ocean
released new amendments to the commercial seal hunt. Click
here to view these changes and our response
over 1.7 million seals have been
butchered. Seals are normally clubbed to death. If still
alive, once a seal is clubbed it is skinned alive. Organizations that photograph, or film the hunt
without government permission risk imprisonment in what is a
huge propaganda and censorship campaign. In Canada the
sealers are protected by the 'Seal Protection
Regulations' if you see a sealer club a seal pup and
you don’t have a permit to witness the slaughter you can
be arrested, jailed and fined up to $100,000 or sent to jail
for a year.
You can Do:
Sign petitions urging the Canadian government to
reconsider its stance on this senseless slaughter.
to access our petitions page.
Boycott all Canadian seafood. This is to apply
economic pressure to Canada.
Learn more about Seals and consider donating or
joining organizations that are rallying to end the
seal hunt. These are good places to start:
Shepherd (Most recommended)
Seals.org - IFAW
learn about all of the various organizations, visit
Send letters to the following persons and indicate
how displeased you are with this slaughter:
Right Honorable Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington St. Ottawa
Ontario, Canada K1A OA2
The Hon. Loyola Hearn.
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
House of Commons
Suite 648-S, Centre
613-996-3085 or 613-992-3474
If you have a blog or a webpage please update your
website with the paragraph below. If enough people
do this when someone does a search for one of the
companies that are listed they will find our pages
in the search engines. The paragraph has links to
various pages with information on each company. The
more people we have posting this the better.
Seal Hunt to learn about how companies like Costco
sell seal oil capsules. Also learn about these
companies who manufacture products from dead baby seals: Prada,
& Gabbana, Birger
Furriers. Also learn about why you should
boycott these sea food restaurants Red
Lobster, & Long
If you are interested in doing more please visit http://www.harpseals.org/help/index.html
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