http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXuakTafYS4 < this is a video on what happens in Canada, this video is VERY graphic!
Each year, the Canadian Government gives hunters the green light to bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals. During the slaughter, baby seals are shot or repeatedly clubbed. Sealers bludgeon the animals with clubs and "hakapiks" (metal-hook–tipped clubs) and drag the seals —who are often still conscious—across the ice floes with boat hooks.
Hunters toss dead and dying seals into heaps and leave their carcasses to rot on the ice floes because there is no market for seal meat.
The sealing industry claims that it is killing more seals because of an increased demand for Fur Although the U.S. banned the sale of seal fur in 1972, anyone wearing the fur of minks, rabbits, foxes, or any other kind of animal is responsible for creating a demand for fur, which pushes Canadian hunters to club more seals each year. Then in 2009, the European union voted to end the sale of seals products and the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senate Resolution 84, calling for an immediate end to the annual seal slaughter.
Please tell everyone you know about Canada's cruel slaughter of baby seals and urge them to contact the canadian government to ask for an immediate end to this cruel slaughter.
Dear Mr.Prime Minister
I write to express extreme distress, anger and sadness at the annual harp seal slaughter and capture still being carried out in Canada. These seal drives are brutally cruel, completely unnecessary and have no place in the 21st century.
Canada is an advanced and otherwise beautiful country. It has the history and the capability to become the world leaders in marine conservation. It is unfortunate that the reputation of an entire nation is being tarnished by the work of a handful of people.
Seals breathe air. They have feelings. They have emotions. They have self-awareness. They are social, complex, intelligent beings. Even the nursing mothers and babies are slaughtered with no mercy . In the world of civilized nations, no wild animals are being eradicated like the seals are being slaughtered in Canada .
I was shocked to learn that the Canadian government still allows hundreds of thousands of seals to be slaughtered each year, especially given that the U.S. and the European Union have banned seal product imports and that Russia, Canada's largest market for seal fur, has recently taken steps to ban seal imports as well. These gentle animals are shot or have their skulls smashed in by sealers. They are then skinned for their fur, often while they are still conscious.