Nearly 1 million baby seals will be clubbed or shot to death in Canada in just three years. Shockingly, the hunt is subsidized by the Canadian government!
Every winter, Northwest Atlantic harp seals migrate to Eastern Canada to give birth and mate. Following their birth in late winter, mothers leave in search of mates, while the pups remain helpless and vulnerable on the ice until they can swim and catch their own food. It’s during this time when they are most vulnerable that they are mercilessly slaughtered for their pelts!
Hunters armed with clubs and rifles will bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals. About 96% of the seals killed will be less than three months old and more than 40% may be skinned alive!
Canada's seal hunt is the largest deliberate slaughter of marine mammals in the world.There is no defense for killing these animals for their fur. Shut down the hunt now!! INFO AT : www.harpseals.org
To: The Prime Minister of Canada Mr. Stehhen Harper
as the Prime Minister of Canada, you have an unparalleled opportunity to put an end to the cruel annual slaughter of more than 300,000 seals on the ice off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Canadian seal hunt, the largest commercial slaughter of marine mammals on the planet, targets baby seals as young as 12 days of age. A recent veterinary study showed that many of the seals were skinned while still alive and able to feel pain. This hunt must be stopped.
More and more, the citizens of the world are showing their opposition to the seal hunt, as the growing success of the Canadian seafood boycott and the recent bans on seal products in Greenland and Italy show. I Jorgen Berthage from Sweden and all the persons that signed this petition, urge you to make a firm commitment to do everything in your power to end this barbaric and economically unnecessary hunt as soon as possible.
Thank you for your time.
Jorgen Berthage, SWEDEN