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"As leaders of a company who is otherwise respected the world over, your indifference to this slaughter where hundreds of thousands of the world's most precious and innocent creatures are being senselessly massacred every year in Canada, we beseech you to invest your pride and positive values by taking a stand against this violent hunt. By joining the boycott of Canadian seafood your company will become the world's new leader; known for having the willingness to stand against a corrupt and otherwise powerful seafood industry; celebrated for the willingness to change your menus while seals die; recognized for standing in the way of violence; prized by your patrons for your stewardship and respected the world over for your compassion of the baby seals."
Officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada have said, in meetings with animal protection organizations, that the annual seal massacre will not end until the Canadian fishing industry wants it to end. We can put pressure on this industry by boycotting their products.
Americans purchase about 70% of the seafood exports from Canada. That gives us consumer power! Canadian seafood exports to the U.S. add up to about CAN$3 billion (compared to about CAN$16 million in income from seal pelts). Just making a dent in the sales of Canadian seafood here in the U.S. will pressure the Canadian seafood industry to demand an end to the seal kill.
The commercial seal hunt is an activity that Canada's federal
government could easily replace with economic alternatives, should it
choose to do so.
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