Help save the baby seals by signing the pledge to boycott Canadian seafood. Your simple act could help end the seal hunt forever.
In just days, The Humane Society of the United States will again be on the front lines in Canada, fighting to stop the largest commercial slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. Last year, fishermen clubbed and shot more than 350,000 seals in the North Atlantic. Almost all of them were babies, some as young as 12 days old, and reports indicate that some were skinned while alive and conscious.
I ask that you stand with us today and help us stop the seal hunt forever.
Sign the pledge to boycott Canadian seafood. Seal hunting is an off-season activity for Canada's east coast commercial fishermen. They earn a small fraction of their incomes from selling seal skins to the fur industry: only a reported $17.5 million (Canadian) annually, compared to the nearly $3 billion taken in by the Canadian fishing industry from seafood exports to the United States. The connection between the commercial fishing industry and the seal hunt in Canada gives consumers all over the world the power to end the vicious slaughter of seals.
This year, we are excited to report that the boycott is working! The Canadian fishing industry has suffered a $350 million (Canadian) decline in the value of snow crab exports to the United States. Help us keep the pressure on Canada's fishing industry by teaming up with the more than 340,000 people who have joined the boycott. Sign the pledge today!
When the first stage of the hunt unfolds this March in the North Atlantic, The HSUS will once again be there with our cameras to show the world the ugly truth from the ice.
Stay in touch with our campaign to end the seal hunt and find up-to-the-minute news, videos, and actions you can take at www.ProtectSeals.org.
Your involvement is critical to ending the awful abuses of the hunt. Thank you for joining us today in our fight to abolish the brutal seal hunt forever.
Wayne Pacelle President & CEO The Humane Society of the United States
P.S. During the hunt, you can get frequent updates from Rebecca Aldworth, our director of Canadian Wildlife Issues, who will be on the ice to witness and report on the slaughter. Subscribe to Seal Watch.
P.P.S. Want to do more? On April 1, thousands of advocates will gather at ProtectSeals house parties across the United States and Canada to help stop the hunt. Hosting a house party to support the Humane Society Legislative Fund is a unique way to let people know that the seal hunt is still happening and how they can help. Find out how you can host or attend a ProtectSeals house party.
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"Mother," many things
come into my mind.
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A man who owned a horse
for 6 years only gets
probation for starving
him to death!!
Where's the justice?
By Andrew Helton
Target: Sonoma County
Judge Robert LaForge
Goal: Give man who
starved horse to death a