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Feb 22, 2006

Focus:Endangered Species
Action Request:Write E-Mail
Location:Canada
From the Human society of United states I post this alert: Please write e-mails!
Thank you for taking action to help stop Canada's massive seal hunt.  By pledging to boycott Canadian seafood, you and hundreds of thousands of other concerned individuals are using our economic power to stop this cruel slaughter.
The Humane Society of the United States is committed to working with the Canadian government to permanently end the seal hunt.  With the recent election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, we have renewed hope that 2006 will be the last year that seals are clubbed and shot by Canadian fishermen for their fur.  Please join us in urging Prime Minister Harper to end the seal hunt forever.

As Prime Minister Harper begins his term, we must do everything in our power to influence the Canadian government and save countless baby seals. 

Canada is sensitive to world opinion, and its fishing industry is vulnerable to the conscientious decision of hundreds of thousands of people to refuse to buy Canadian seafood until the hunt has ended.  Let the new government know that you stand with all of the committed individuals who are dedicated to stopping this annual slaughter.

More than 220,000 seal supporters have already pledged to boycott Canadian seafood, sending a clear message to a fishing industry that makes only 2% of its income from killing seals. In the months since the boycott was launched, more than 400 seafood wholesalers, restaurants, and grocery chains have pledged support for the campaign. Already, the value of Canadian seafood exports to the United States has declined by more than $150 million. The hunt is not only cruel and inhumane -- it is economically unnecessary. 
The next step in our coordinated campaign is to convince Prime Minister Harper to use his power to end the hunt.  He's already voiced opposition to the Canadian seal hunt --
tell him to make a real commitment to protect seals and end the hunt.
Thank you for joining us in our fight to abolish the vicious seal hunt forever, and for everything you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

P.S. Get frequent updates from Rebecca Aldworth, our director of Canadian wildlife issues, who will be on the ice throughout the hunt to witness and report.
Click here.




have pledged support for the campaign. Already, the value of Canadian seafood exports to the United States has declined by more than $150 million. The hunt is not only cruel and inhumane -- it is economically unnecessary.
, sending a clear message to a fishing industry that makes only 2% of its income from killing seals. In the months since the boycott was launched, more than 400 have pledged support for the campaign. Already, the value of Canadian seafood exports to the United States has declined by more than $150 million. The hunt is not only cruel and inhumane -- it is economically unnecessary.
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