Tuesday, March 27, 2007

 

Only Evil People Want Seal Skin for Anything

In just a few days, seal pups will be shot or bludgeoned to death on Canadian ice, as part of the largest commercial hunt of marine mammals on the planet. The Canadian government will authorize hunters to kill hundreds of thousands of seals this year - 95% of which are between two weeks and three months old.



>> Make a donation to help end the hunt

Stopping the hunt this year is especially important because thin ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has broken up, resulting in the deaths of many of this year's newborn seals. To allow the fishermen to kill even more would be tragic.

More than 13,000 of our WaveMakers have contacted Prime Minister Harper demanding an end to the commercial hunt of seals. But clearly the Prime Minister still doesn't get the message, because the hunt is still slated to begin on March 29. So we're doubling our efforts to get even more letters sent to his office - send yours now!

The Canadian government claims that the seals are hunted because they are eating all the fish, when the truth is the seals are hunted for a frivolous demand of their pelts.

Many people out there still don't know this hunt is taking place. We need to get the word out by promoting this issue as widely as possible, including on other websites. But this space doesn't come free. Can you make an emergency $50 donation to help protect the seals?

Widespread public opposition led to the 1987 ban on hunting whitecoat seals. If enough people express their outrage to the Canadian government, we can outlaw the commercial hunting of all seals. We need your support to mobilize the masses. Please donate today.

Photo of Elizabeth Griffin For the oceans,
Elizabeth Griffin
Marine Wildlife Scientist
Oceana

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