I have today written to six of the major Uk supermarkets asking them to stop selling Canadian fish and seafood products.
With all eyes on Canada as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, the country should end the seal slaughter now so that the Vancouver Olympics aren't tarnished. Write to the Olympic Committee and urge it to help end the seal slaughter now!
To take action on this issue, click on the link below:
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There is an online petition available that you can now sign available here ------> http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/help-stop-illegal-whaling
This stance of the Australian government is simply not acceptable after the promises that were made to defend whaling and we need to show our disdain and let our voices be heard.
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I will probably not sleep tonight, knowing what tomorrow could bring.
We are only a few hours away from learning the outcome of one of the greatest efforts the ProtectSeals team -- together with you -- has ever undertaken. And there is still time to help.
I need your help to ensure that every elected representative walks into tomorrow's meeting with one focus: passing a strong ban that will stop the cruelty and save the seals. Please, whether this is your first action on behalf of seals or your tenth, stand with us one more time and do the following right now:
1) Sign our petition, and ask everyone you know to sign, too. Remember, the winner of our contest to recruit petition-signers will join me in Canada next spring to visit the seal pups!
2) Write to your Members of the European Parliament. Make it clear that their constituents are counting on them!
3) Send a message to your Environment Minister. Preserving wildlife -- including seals -- is their responsibility!
One week left: The seals' fate is in YOUR hands,sign again !!!
One week. In just one week, European Union decision-makers will vote on a proposal that could mark the greatest milestone yet in our campaign to end cruel commercial seal slaughter in Canada and around the world.
Next week, the European Parliament will decide whether or not to ban EU trade in seal products. Tell your government you support the ban.
After months of working toward this moment, after the heartbreak of witnessing this year's seal slaughter in Canada, we have reached the final stretch in our fight to close European markets to this traffic in animal cruelty. By reducing demand, we can drive down the price for seal skins even further and leave the sealers no reason to kill seals.
The lives of millions of innocent seal pups will be saved.
Now is the time for Europeans to act. You have the power to make this ban happen. Animal advocates across the globe are waiting and watching, each holding their breath, hoping against hope. It is up to you to help ensure that EU officials vote for a total ban when the time comes. We need you, as constituents of these decision-makers, to let your leaders know how the people feel on this issue.
There are three simple steps you can take today to help save the seals:
1) Keep spreading the word! More than 200,000 individuals have already signed our petition to pass a total ban on the trade in seal products. Thank you for asking your friends to join our campaign -- please tell everyone you know! Signatures will be forwarded to the European Parliament and European Commission. Remember, the EU citizen who recruits the most friends to sign by 5th May will win a trip to visit the Canadian harp seal nursery next spring.
2) Send a message to your Members of the European Parliament. Let your country's representatives know that its citizens care about animals and want thi
Signed all that i know of and with fingers crossed. A few were closed.. I hope it gets the message through to some thick headed skulls(PEOPLE I MEAN)who have the ability to make the changes..and to have a change of heart!:(:(
Signed - Thank you!
Actions taken. This issue makes me incredibly sick to my stomach.
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ALL ACTIONS TAKEN. THANK YOU!
April 07, 2009
Ms. Leigh Bennett
Dear Ms. Bennett,
Thank you for sharing your concerns about the . has never been involved in the seal hunt and has never supported it.
We are committed to supporting and ensuring a sustainable seafood industry and we feel Darden's participation in a boycott would negatively impact numerous fisherman, businesses, families and communities that are not involved in the hunt. While we understand the intent of the boycott, we do not feel a boycott would be a sustainable long-term solution.
Our priority is to focus on the broader issue of enhancing, expanding and preserving sustainable seafood supply and practices. Darden will work closely with government, the industry and the conservation community to do so.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding this issue.
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For the past two years, the market for seal fur has been saturated and pelt prices are now the lowest in recent memory. But the quota for Canada's seal hunt this year is 280,000 harp seal pups! This is outrageous and completely indefensible.
It's time to stop Canada's commercial seal hunt once and for all. »
If this is a market-based hunt, as the Canadian government claims, the quota for this year should be zero. Especially once you consider the potential European-wide ban on the horizon. No, the only reason the hunt continues is politics.
Canadians would be much better served by a government that stopped playing regional politics, stopped the unnecessary slaughter of seals and started investing in alternative, economically viable employment opportunities.
Please act today to support the historic bill that would finally stop the slaughter of harp seals. »
Take action link: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFl8K/zj_J/fWBd
Thanks for taking action!
All signed! TY for posting them!
NEW ONLINE PETITION : to E.U. Goverments' Ministers to ban Seal products import to E.U. countries :
All actions have been taken, thank you
The Canadian government has begun its annual war on seals. This year, sealers will beat and skin 338,200 of these gentle animals. Now more than ever before, it is vital to speak up and demand a permanent end to the cruel seal slaughter and to urge everyone you know to speak out as well."
Please sign this petition of PETA for seals in Canada:
Sign the petition to ban seal product trade in the European Union.
Download cool stuff
Ask the designers who use seal fur and skin to stop providing a financial incentive for the seal hunt. Click here to see a list of designers.
Support HSI's efforts to stop the slaughter of seals. Click here to make a donation.
signed, thank you.
Save Our Seals: Hawaiian Monk Seals Facing Extinction
Sponsored by: Marine Conservation Biology Institute
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has gotten off to a good start: they created the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team to coordinate the urgent response essential to the seal's recovery. But more must be done! The Recovery Team needs $7 million a year to save our seals, but NOAA has not adequately funded the plan. Meanwhile, the Hawaiian monk seal population continues to plummet.
We are facing an escalating crisis, and we need your help - today! Urge Mary Glackin, acting NOAA administrator, to show support for properly funding the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Plan
Signed and Posted to FB. Thanks.
Signed and posted to FB. Thanks.
The Slaughter of the Grey Seals will begin soon.
It will take place on Hay Island which is part of the Scaterie Island Wilderness Area. The Nova Scotia (Canada) government has permitted this slaughter of innocent seals. Even though this area has been deemed protected by the Nova Scotia's Wilderness Area's Act.
This slaugher is one of the crueliest since the helpless seals are herded into groups by the hunters then clubbed or injuried til death.
Please sign this petition against the Grey Seal Slaughter 2009.
Just before the holidays, The Fresh Market grocery store chain joined the campaign to stop the cruel Canadian seal hunt -- pledging to shift its seafood purchasing away from Canada until that country ends its seal hunt for good.
With more than 80 stores across 18 states, The Fresh Market joins grocers such as Whole Foods Market, BI-LO Supermarkets, Trader Joe's, Lowe's Food Stores, Harris Teeter, and WinCo Foods in pledging to stop buying seafood produced in Canada.
As we head into the New Year, it is crucial that we maintain this momentum and reach out to grocers -- please print and fill out this comment card for your local grocer -- and urge them to join the rapidly growing list of grocery stores and restaurants joining the ProtectSeals campaign.
What's the connection between your grocery store and the seal hunt? Sealers are actually commercial fishermen who earn only a small fraction of their livelihood from killing baby seals for their fur. The vast majority of the sealers' incomes -- 95% actually -- comes from commercial fishing. About two thirds of Canada's seafood is exported to the United States each year, achieving more than $2.5 billion for the Canadian economy annually. This dwarfs the few million dollars contributed to the Canadian economy by the commercial seal hunt.
By choosing to avoid Canadian seafood, you can give the fishermen who kill seals a clear economic incentive to stop the slaughter. So far, our boycott has resulted in millions of lost revenue for Canadian sealers. But we aren't there yet: As of today Canada still refuses to bow to international pressure, and is readying its sealing vessels for the 2009 slaughter.
That's why we urgently need your help to ask your local grocery store to not buy or sell Canadian seafood until the senseless slaughter of seals comes to an end.
So today, ask your local grocery store to step up for seals: Download this customer comment card and give it to your store manager the next time you go grocery shopping.
If you can spare a few minutes after your visit, please provide us with feedback on the store you visited and any conversations you had by sending us an email, to help our ProtectSeals team build upon your efforts.
Thanks to dedicated advocates like you, we are getting closer to the day when baby seals can live in peace without being hunted down and brutally clubbed or shot.
Thank you for all you do for animals.
Help save the baby seals. This is an everything counts campaign and we are doing everything possible to bring an end to this cruel slaughter. Please sign our petition to stop the hunt and spread the word by posting the petition to other communities, groups and websites.
Greed is one of the bigest things driving the hunt so we are hitting the Canadian Sealers/ Fisherman in the pocket. We are going after the largest supporters of the year around industry and enlisting their support.ENLIST RED LOBSTER TO BOYCOTT CANADIAN SEAFOOD
Thank you for all you do.
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The boxes to fill in the signature are:
*(TICK in the box = show your name in the list of signatures)*
After filling in, click "*odoslat"* to enter your details.
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Please show your opposition to killing seals!
There is a form for signing the petition to the right of the screen.
In response to the Center's petition, the National Marine Fisheries Service is conducting a status review to determine whether three ice-dependent seals that inhabit Alaskan waters warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. This is the first important step toward protection for ringed, bearded, and spotted seals -- all of which are threatened with extinction by the rapid loss of their Arctic sea-ice habitat due to global warming.
Please let the Bush administration know that you support the protection of these seals, and that we must reduce greenhouse gas pollution immediately to slow global warming and save them from extinction.
Please take action by November 3, 2008.
If you have trouble following the link, go to http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2167/t/5243/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26140.
Subject: Please Protect Ice Seals Under the ESA
Mr. James Wilder, Protected Resources Division, National Marine Fisheries Service:
I strongly support the listing of ringed, spotted, and bearded seal under the Endangered Species Act due to threats from global warming. The scientific evidence that these ice seals are threatened with extinction from rapid sea-ice melt due to global warming is overwhelming. The Arctic sea-ice habitat that these seals depend on for giving birth and rearing their pups is rapidly disappearing. Arctic summer sea-ice could disappear completely by the year 2012.
Our government's failure to curb greenhouse gas pollution is a primary cause of the ice seals' melting habitat. It is not too late to give ice seals back their future, but we must act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and slow global warming.
For these reasons I request that you propose the listing of the ringed, bearded, and spotted seal, and identify greenhouse gas pollution as the primary threat to their continued existence.
Campaign to Ban Trade in Seal Products Reaches Critical Stage
IFAW’s campaign to ban Canada’s cruel commercial seal hunt has reached a critical stage. After tireless campaigning and help from supporters like you, we now have an EU proposal to ban the trade in seal products. However, the proposal is not as strong as we would like and we need your help again to make it stronger.
A CRUELTY THAT MUST BE STOPPED
Canada's cruel, commercial seal hunt is now the biggest marine mammal hunt in the world. A third of a million seals are clubbed or shot each year, primarily so their fur can be used to make luxury items for the fashion industry.
IFAW footage of the annual hunt has documented this unacceptable cruelty - with many seals suffering slow and agonising deaths, even being skinned alive. Every veterinary report on this hunt concludes that it fails to meet humane killing standards. Scientists also predict that if the hunt continues at current high levels, the harp seal population could be reduced by 70% over the next 15 years.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY
Only by closing down the markets can we send a clear message to the Canadian government that people in Europe want no part in this unnecessary cruelty.
There is an important meeting of European Ministers on the 20th October to discuss the EU proposal and we need your help to ensure that no loopholes remain that would allow the trade in seal products to continue.
UK Environment Minister Mr. Hilary Benn is attending the meeting on behalf of the UK government. Please send him an email telling him of your concerns about Canada's cruel seal hunt. Ask him to ensure the proposed EU regulation is amended to become a full and unconditional ban on the trade in seal products from commercial hunts.
Thank you for taking action for seals
WE ALL NEED THIS TO STOP AND STOP NOW,THE KILLING OF SEALS FOR FUR.WEAR FAKE FUR ,NO ONE WILL KNOW!THIS IS LIKE KILLING YOUR OWN PET ,THERE IS NO REASON FOR THESE SEALS OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL TO DIE FOR FUR!I KNOW THIS HAS GONE ON FOR YEARS BUT ISNT IT TIME YOU TAKE A STAND AND STOP ALL THE KILLINGS OF SEALS.I BELIEVE SEALS SHOULD BE PUT ON THE ENDANGER LIST AND IF SOMEONE IS CAUGHT KILLING ANY SEALS THEY SHOULD 1ST GET HEAVLY FINED,2ND TIME PUT IN JAIL THE THE AMOUNT OF SEALS THEY KILL,YOU KILL 24 YOU GET 24 YRS.AND SO ON!PLS,PLS,STOP THESE KILLINGS!
Sorry for that hope this one works
I am a volunteer for the Dutch organisation Bont voor Dieren (=Fur for Animals) is a Dutch organisation against the use of fur,so this means also against the Canadian annual sealhunt
Canadian Government will decide in October on the 3 proposed amendments to Canada's Marine Mammal Regulations.
These proposals are a attempt to stop independent
observation and documentation of the commercial
These amendments will violate freedom
of the press in your country.
So please visit this dutch site
only fill in your name and email and click on "Verstuur" = Send
For the Seals,For the Oceans !!!
http://www. bontvoordieren. nl/protest-mail-canada. php
International Fund for Animal Welfare | September 19, 2008 A Better World for Animals and People
Let your local candidates know you oppose the seal hunt
The October 14th federal election is fast approaching and IFAW is working hard to raise the issue of Canada's commercial seal hunt with candidates.
We need you to help us get the seal hunt on the political agenda in your riding.
Please contact your candidates, let them know you oppose Canadas commercial seal hunt, and ask them where they stand on this important issue.
Visit www.sealmyvote.ca to find out how you can:
Contact your local candidates and ask them their views on Canadas commercial seal hunt;
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper;
Volunteer to help in our election campaign;
Receive additional information on Canadas commercial seal hunt.
The majority of Canadians oppose the commercial seal hunt*. Let your local candidates know youre one of them!
Make sure your voice is heard on election day October 14th!
Together we can stop this cruel, needless and wasteful hunt. Please visit www.sealmyvote.ca today and find out how you can help.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
Director, IFAW Canada
* Environics poll for IFAW, 2008.
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