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Support the Bill to End Canada’s Baby Seal Hunt

Canada's seal hunt is the largest annual slaughter of marine mammals in the world

Canada’s seal hunt is the largest annual slaughter of marine mammals in the world

On Tuesday, March 3rd, a Canadian senator made the unorthodox move of proposing an end to the annual Canadian baby seal hunt. The proposal has been getting less than an enthusiastic response in the Canadian government, but it’s the first step towards ending the largest annual slaughter of marine mammals in the world, and you can show your support for this move.

Canadian senator Mac Harb proposed to end the annual commercial seal hunt, which results in the deaths of over 200,000 seals in Canada annually (over a quarter of a million seals in 2008), although no one in the Canadian senate voted to second his proposal.

Despite a lack of local support, Harb’s proposal is indicative of the entire world’s growing disgust of the baby seal pelt industry. For instance, a day before Harb’s proposal, the European Union’s parliament (internal market and consumer protection committee) voted to support the ban of all seal products. Not only that, but even Russia has now banned its own baby seal hunt, as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stated that the “bloody industry” should have been banned long ago.

Once again, the Canadian proposal has lacked support in Canada’s government. But you can show your own support for the bill. To send letters of support, the e-mail address for Senator Mac Harb is harbsealbill@sen.parl.gc.ca, and his postal address (free postage since it’s to the House) is:

Senator Mac Harb: House of Commons
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0A6

For more information on the Canadian seal hunt, the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has a helpful page on hunt facts.

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    Kate

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    BAN Canada’s Annual Seal Slaughter

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    Kate

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    Beverly Nation

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    The Canadian bill that was introduced by Harb has been dropped. There was no debate on it and no vote. More info at http://www.kinshipcircle.wordpress.com including a long list of officials you can email, fax, write, or call.

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    Laura

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    Stop the horrific barbaric baby seal hunt now. Boycott Canadian tourism and let the Canadian governement/embassy know why!

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    Monique

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    The seal slaughter makes me very embarassed to be Canadian.
    STOP THE SEAL HUNT.
    http://www.hsus.org/protectseals.html
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/877541637?z00m=19752395

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    Alex

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    How would you like it to be whacked hard over the head as a ‘sport’!?

    Norway and Canada have a new kind of tourism. Killing baby seals. They call it a ‘sport’..

    You want to call this a sport ?

    Is he a sportsman?

    Why?

    You’re our only hope !!!

    This barbarism shouldnt be possible in our society..

    Dont turn your back on us, we are defenseless

    I know these images seem painful for you, but we feel the pain. We are being slaughtered and its going on RIGHT NOW…

    What gives him the right to kill us? Who is he to decide about life and death?

    What kind of sport is this? I didnt harm anyone. I was just swimming around..

    Please help me and my friends…

    You cant just ignore these images.. Keeping silent and doing nothing makes you guilty…

    Please help us

    Please dont leave us alone…

    STOP THE KILLING OF SEALS

    You can make a statement by
    reposting this to get as many people as you can
    to repost this.
    Bring these murderers to the attention
    of world leaders.
    Thank you!!!!
    (there were some pictures in here so mentally put in slaughtered seals and people commiting murder)

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