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Support Sen. Harb’s Bill to End Canada’s Seal Slaughter

October 17, 2012
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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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Following a meeting with PETA some weeks back, Canadian Sen. Mac Harb has introduced a historic bill to end Canada’s annual commercial slaughter of baby seals. This piece of legislation acknowledges that there are no markets for seal pelts now that Russia—which had been importing 95 percent of Canadian seal fur—has joined the U.S., the European Union, Mexico, and others in banning seal fur imports. Despite a lack of markets, the Canadian government continues to support the slaughter because both liberals and conservatives want to control the swing seats in the region where the slaughter takes place. Sen. Harb’s bill calls for the government to end the slaughter and transition Canadians in sealing regions into sustainable economic programs.

We’re nearing the end of the seal slaughter, but we need your help now to reach a tipping point. Please write a polite letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Leader Bob Rae, and New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair and ask them to support Sen. Harb’s bill, which, if passed, would put an end to the massacre once and for all.

Message Text

I’m writing to urge you to support Sen. Mac Harb’s bill to end Canada’s commercial seal slaughter and transition Canadians in sealing regions into sustainable economic programs. Now that Russia–which had been importing 95 percent of Canadian seal pelts–has joined the U.S., the European Union, Mexico, and others in banning seal fur, there are no markets. Sen. Harb’s bill benefits all parties: seals, sealers, and Canadian taxpayers, who pay millions to prop up a dead industry when many are struggling just to pay their bills. Please listen to the majority of Canadians and people around the world who want S-210 passed and the commercial seal slaughter ended.


for those who hunt me because i am a seal
did you ever stop to think just how i feel
i just want to sit on my rocks and ice
if you would leave me be, that would be so nice
my fur is mine, not yours for the taking
just look at all the red blood you are making
go back to your homes, your families, your wives
and leave us seals alone to enjoy our lives

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


6 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 18, 2012 3:41 am

    for those who hunt me because i am a seal
    did you ever stop to think just how i feel
    i just want to sit on my rocks and ice
    if you would leave me be, that would be so nice
    my fur is mine, not yours for the taking
    just look at all the red bl
    ood you are making
    go back to your homes, your families, your wives
    and leave us seals alone to enjoy our lives

    Like

  2. October 18, 2012 4:57 pm

    signed aces as always thanks Stacey !!!!
    Also love the poem Karen

    Like

  3. Sharon Kennedy permalink
    October 19, 2012 9:10 am

    Canada has a seared conscience and thinks that God will not notice the sin and violence that is done to the seals, the environment, the criminalization of the poor, etc. We disgrace ourselves and every generation that perserved decency and democracy with apathy and our lazitude and selfishness.

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