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Nov 11, 2011

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Write E-Mail
Location:Canada

To :

mannif@sen.parl.gc.ca

poyv@sen.parl.gc.ca

olived@sen.parl.gc.ca

losier@sen.parl.gc.ca

rainen@sen.parl.gc.ca

patted@sen.parl.gc.ca

smithc@sen.parl.gc.ca

hublee@sen.parl.gc.ca

wattc@sen.parl.gc.ca

poirir@sen.parl.gc.ca

cochre@sen.parl.gc.ca


To whom it concerns,

I heard that The Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has recently begun a study that could result in the killing of 70,000 grey seals off Canada’s East Coast. 

 The Fisheries Minister is pushing federal scientists to justify the slaughter of seals through contrived studies and one-sided hearings for political reasons.
He has decided to ignore factors such as the impact of uncontrolled foreign overfishing in the waters off our coast and the total lack of scientific proof that seals are affecting the cod’s recovery. 

 The committee is considering an irresponsible cull that could, in my view, have serious negative impact on the Atlantic ecosystem and the long term health of many species, including cod.
This slaughter would also result in untold costs to taxpayers and to Canada’s international reputation. 

 I urge you to do due diligence and gather scientific evidence from all sides of this issue, not simply the studies that fit in with the unjustifiable goal of killing 70,000 seals.

The government needs to know how Canadians and people around the world feel about this indefensible slaughter.

Sincerely,

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Posted: Friday November 11, 2011, 6:17 am
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