Once again, defying international opposition and all standards of human decency, the Canadian government has sanctioned the mass killing of as many as 400,000 helpless baby harp seals this year.
In the weeks ahead, scores of these young animals will be beaten, shot, stabbed with sharp hooks, and sometimes even skinned alive—all so that someone can wear a coat, a collar, or cuffs made of real baby-seal fur.
PETA and caring people like you are fighting relentlessly to protect these animals. We must pressure the Canadian government to listen to the pleas of the international community and millions of people around the world who want this annual slaughter to stop. Seals need our help right now. Please take the following two important actions today:
Make an urgent donation to PETA to help us win the fight to stop the killing of seals and other animals for their fur. Your generous gift will allow us to take on the fur industry—designers, retailers, and consumers—as only PETA can.
Even in an industry known for its cruelty, Canada's annual seal slaughter—the largest massacre of marine animals on the planet — stands alone in its violence and utter lack of compassion and mercy.
Thousands of harp seals will likely be killed in a matter of weeks. Most of them will be less than 3 months old, and many will still be in their first weeks of life. The animals are so young and innocent that many will lie still on the ice as their attackers approach. Even if they know that they should flee, their motor skills aren't developed enough yet to do so. They have no chance of escaping to the safety of the water.
The carnage begins as the seals have their heads bashed in with clubs. Often still conscious, they will be dragged across the ice with boat hooks. Then these sensitive, intelligent animals will be skinned, sometimes while they are still alive. The sealers will take their fur but leave the seals' bodies on the ice to rot.
By signing the petition and making a generous donation online right now, you can help us keep the pressure on the Canadian government to stop the slaughter.
Thank you, Friend, for your unwavering commitment to these animals.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
P.S. Help us stop the slaughter of baby seals. Sign PETA's petition and make as generous a donation as you can afford so that we can show the Canadian government that the world will not tolerate this massacre. Together, we can stand up for the young harp seals who are swimming in the waters off Canada's coast today.
Signed for both myself and roomate.
Signed - thank you
Noted and signed. Thank you Betty.