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Pledge to Not Travel to Canada While the Canadian Government Allows the Slaughter of Baby Seals


Animals  (tags: baby seals, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, death, killing, slaughter, suffering, wildanimals )

Linda
- 2295 days ago - care2.com
This petition is for all of those upset and horrified by the annual Canadian Seal Hunt. This year 275,000 baby seals from 12 days old to 12 weeks old will be brutally clubbed and skinned alive by Canadian fishermen who will sell their fur.



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Joycey B. (750)
Friday April 11, 2008, 12:25 pm
Signed the pledge 2 days ago. Noted with thanks Linda.

Thank you! You signed at 8:33 AM PDT, Apr 9, 2008
 

Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Friday April 11, 2008, 1:14 pm
noted but kinda hard to do ... I live in Canada.

Thnx Linda!
 

daniella r. (76)
Friday April 11, 2008, 3:01 pm
noted and forwarded
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Friday April 11, 2008, 3:23 pm
SIGNED AND FOWARDED
 

Julie Simmons (8)
Friday April 11, 2008, 4:07 pm
This cruel act needs to stop. We as Americans already dislike Canada for a bevy of reasons, this one is on the top of the list. You ought to be ashamed Canada... sick.
 

Brenda H. (29)
Friday April 11, 2008, 5:15 pm
NOTED/SIGNED! THANKS!
 

Elisa M. (93)
Friday April 11, 2008, 5:20 pm

I LIVE in Canada-- but I am strongly opposed to the seal hunt!!
Thanks Linda
TY Daniella
 

Deborah A. N. (36)
Friday April 11, 2008, 5:23 pm
Thank you! You signed at 8:32 PM PDT, Apr 8, 2008
noted/signed & will continue to sign as long as this barbarick killing of Seals is going on..its unbearable the way they kill these .... its like taking candy from a baby.. these seals just stand there... its not even humane... if they fought them or at least tryed to run away.. but they don't & to me thats the most sickening part of all this.. just to walk up & bam ... not right at all..
 

Jacolin S. (261)
Friday April 11, 2008, 10:09 pm
Signed & Noted, Thanks Linda !
 

Arlette S. (141)
Friday April 11, 2008, 11:23 pm
GREAT PETITION ! Maybe loss of business will wake them up !
thanks to all
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 1:53 am
Petition signed on Apr, 8 2008 - Thank you Linda.
 

. (0)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 6:26 am
Vodka, I agree with all you are saying, we are fighting that as well!!! the 21st century should have more peace amongst people and animals all over the world!! Not just seals. But killing Seal babies is particular cold hearted and cruel!! And so totally unnecessary!
 

Bill McGlone (103)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 7:53 am
Signed!!
 

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 11:05 am
Thank you! You signed at 3:52 PM PDT, Apr 11, 2008
Thank you,Linda
 

Cynthia Minde (590)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 1:09 pm
Won't visit there and a few here in the States.
 

Cynthia S. (22)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 3:36 pm
Every time I see that pic of that monster about to club a seal it makes my blood boil!! To hell with Canada since they support the killings!!!
 

. (0)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 3:54 pm
Anytime an innocent helpless creature (seal, dog, cat, etc) is brutally bludgeoned to death is a horrific act that could only be done by humans without a conscience or moral ethics and I pity those who think it is alright to do so.
Noted and pledge signed with thanks, Linda and to you Brenda for the forward.
 

Marisa Sebastián (130)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 5:02 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Linda.
 

Darlene K. (367)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 5:37 pm
Noted and Petition signed, thank you.
 

Debbie L. (180)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 8:54 pm
Noted and Petition signed thank you
 

Margaret P. (76)
Saturday April 12, 2008, 10:15 pm
DOn't these fools realize fur is SO OUT OF FASHION?
 

Patricia W. (7)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 12:31 am
I'm vegetarian and live in Canada and certainly don't support the seal hunt ... but .. signing petitions to not go to a country doesn't seem like the way .. I didn't go to US for years because of Iraq, Guantanamo, torture practices on prisoners, your prison system in general, etc. But after a while considered it not helpful to myself or others to judge a whole country because of the stupidity and cruelty of some. Communication and connection are more important than contraction and reaction.
 

Malachi S. (6)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 2:49 am
If I signed a petition pledging to avoid every country that condones something I'm opposed to, I would have to build a boat and live in the middle of the ocean. Although I wouldn't be there long, I would starve to death bacause I don't like fish.
 

Louise L. (9)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 5:17 am
So true Malachi...not too many countries that don't have something they would like kept in a closet!
 

Hans L. (958)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 6:05 am
“This is an act of war,” said Captain Paul Watson. “The Canadian government has just sent an armed boarding party onto a Dutch registered yacht in international waters and has seized the ship. Considering that the mission of the Farley Mowat was to document evidence of cruelty by sealers to support a European initiative to ban seal products, I can predict that the Europeans will not be very pleased with this move and most likely this move by Loyola Hearn will guarantee that this bill is passed. In other words the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans has just handed us the victory that we were looking for.”
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 8:15 am
So the answer is to boycott a country and put people out of work who aren't involved in the seal hunt. If you boycott your own country do you throw yourself out? How many countries have reasons to be boycotted? Should sealers boycott boycotters?

Too many glass houses for so many that like to throw stones.

I'm thinking about boycotting USA because they're allowing sea lions to be killed. I'll definitely boycott USA when they eventually start culling the grey seals.
 

Lee D. (22)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 8:36 am
We, the Canadian people, already dislike the USA because of illegal wars,Guantanamo, Bush, etc.etc....Tit for Tat? It's so stupid. Every country has it's own ghosts to deal with and Canada has it's annual seal hunt. It's disgusting, everyone knows, but what can we, the people, do if our governments do not listen? Around the world people have been screaming about stuff going on in their countries, and nothing is being done. The pressure on governments has to be kept up...but don't punish it's people, they are just as helpless as these seals.
 

Louise L. (9)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 8:36 am
You're reading my mind Newfie Too...way too many stones being thrown when other countries could so easily pick them up and throw them right back...
 

Louise L. (9)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 8:40 am
Edit to include Lee...
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 8:58 am
this is where these pro-sealers hang out and laugh about how stupid and crazy we are on Care2

http://ecodefense12287.yuku.com/
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 9:04 am
It's how stupid some of you are. Fortunately there are sensible people here too. Oh, and it's not only pro sealers that find some of you crazy either.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 9:05 am
test
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 9:08 am
this is where these pro-sealers hang out and laugh about how stupid and crazy we are on Care2

http://ecodefense12287.yuku.com/
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 9:56 am
I've been a member here since last year...let's see you've been a member since ....ahh, gee...what....several hours?

Guess I must find myself stupid and crazy.

Will post this on other page where you followed me.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 10:04 am
Uh, Newfie, Sarah is a new profile, I am NOT new to Care2. I'm just protecting myself, I know how hateful the people on http://ecodefense12287.yuku.com are when it comes to ARA's
 

Linda Gillenwater (87)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 10:07 am
Friends, let's try and comment constructively on this and not sink to personal tit-for-tat insults as that does nothing but muddy the already murky waters of this issue, please. And as for those who list the United States wrongs, well, you are absolutely right. There is a lot that needs correcting.Many people do protest and do boycott and try to make a difference with these issues. But as you all well know, this is a global economy and it will take a global effort to impact these industries.
 

Linda Gillenwater (87)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 10:09 am
Furthermore, for those who believe that since other countries do wrong, it is alright to ignore what is being done here, then I leave you with this thought...a wrong for a wrong never makes a right.
 

Linda Gillenwater (87)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 10:13 am
On the issue of people's jobs being impacted, that is a harder one to answer, but something, somehow has to reach the Canadian government. There are always alternatives to a solution or to a problem, but sometimes it is difficult to see without some hard work. My wish is that we could unite and HELP the world (cruelty to people, animals; hunger, joblessness; homelessness) instead of unproductive endless bickering.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 11:10 am
Sarah..no one knows who you are on the other board so what's the big deal. No one there makes threatening phones calls to ARA's families...it's the other way around.
 

Alf I. (246)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 11:35 am
I wish I could boycott the whole world LOL. I can't think of one country that isn't doing something I'm against. Basically it is the corporations and the fat-cats we all need to boycott. They're the only ones getting rich off the blood money.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 12:40 pm
Newfie, there is no big deal, I've done what I set out to do, since you started this with your post

http://ecodefense12287.yuku.com/topic/503/t/Care2-website-comments-made.html

and the crowd followed you here to stir things up........
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 2:13 pm
Sorry but go back to that board and find where I posted invitations to come here. If you like to know I invite people of both sides to come to that board. The big problem here is that ARA's will shoot off and when someone stands up and says i don't think you're right...bang, bang, hit that flag button. Actually everyone is allowed on this site and is not here for ARA's only. Both sides are suppose to be civil as well by the way.
 

Shaheen N. (63)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 3:27 pm
Signed and noted
 

Manny G. (50)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 4:28 pm
http://blog.stopthesealhunt.com/2008/04/ifaw-hunt-watch.html
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Monday April 14, 2008, 2:49 am
Thank you Linda! I'm all the way behind you on this one! It's about time this senseless slaughter ends.
 

Scott Shaubel (816)
Monday April 14, 2008, 12:15 pm
thanks Linda,

Any one pledge to help ourselves..

More Than Three Billion People Condemned To Death From Hunger And Thirst
.. You are next.. Really. check it out ...here,, from Madalina


 

Bruce Combs (468)
Monday April 14, 2008, 2:41 pm
My family and I used to enjoy vacationing from Oregon, USA in the various different and beautiful regions of Canada. For several years now I have sent a similart letter to all the government officials in any country that seemed useful that we would never return there until this dreadful, cruel, needless, sadistic slaughter ends forever! Neither will we buy any Canadian products. And we urge all our friends to follow and many are. We will not give up! Every year more and more people are sickened by such disgust by such an otherwise civilized, friendly, and accomplished country. We must talk to everyone we meet. Bring it up in any conversation we can. Yes, we can! and we will! Courage, persistence, peace, etc. Bruce Combs bcombs@ecologyfund.net
 

Bruce Combs (468)
Monday April 14, 2008, 3:03 pm
Just another one of the current hideous examples of the murders of our planet, of our inhumanity to nature, man, beasts, and the universe. Of course it is the political leaders who are most responsible for selling off our animals' habitat which also are our beautiful forests and irreplaceable old-growth timber, fresh water, our oceans and beaches; who promotes the denial of global warming while promoting our wars and laughing at torturing untried prisoners! Also please see The Pledge To Be a Planet Messenger, the most comprehensive and vital petition for our earth I've seen, and I've seen and signed a lot of them. http://www.tree-nation.com/community/petition.php?id=25 If you haven't yet decided to sign that petition, and as many as you can, perhaps after seeing the Seal painting (SEALS: THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN!) you will feel the need to do so. And to tell others. That is my wish. There are more of these PLANET GENOCIDE paintings on the way in my site by that name (at least 3 featuring seals and over 40 altogether and still coming: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/188972100moBIYB).
Courage, persistence, peace, etc. Bruce Combs bcombs@ecologyfund.net
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 14, 2008, 3:14 pm
I live in Canada and I am against the seal hunt.
 

Margaret Trainor (61)
Monday April 14, 2008, 3:28 pm
What a silly notion ...Americans wanting to boycott Canada....
This is funny as thousands of Americans will come here this summer to hunt and fish ...guess it doesn't matter if you are doing the killing right..
I am against the seal hunt also but if I was to boycott every country that did something wrong holy smokes...
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 5:01 am
THERE IS A GIRL ON THE NEXT PAGE NAMED ALCALHYN GOODWIN SHE HAS THE PICTURE OF A FROG. SHE USES THE F WORD IN HER STATEMENT AND IS REALLY IRATE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT I LOOKED AT HER PROFILE ALL SHE DOES IS CUSS, TALK ABOUT DOING DRUGS, AND HELPING ANIMALS ISN'T EVEN PART OF WHAT SHE IS HERE FOR. WHAT IS SHE DOINGING IN THIS DISCUSION ANYWAY
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 11:06 am
Noted but no reason NOT t visit Canada.....get real
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 11:25 am
there are a lot of reasons not to visit Canada lack of humanity being the main one
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 11:27 am
sorry i posted the first comment on the wrong page meant to send to host. The second one is the one i wanted to post on this board
 

Mikey S. (126)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 1:40 pm
just wondering, if i could understand how i can do this since i'm canadian? i don't like that they kill baby seals, but i can't very well boycott a place i live?!
 

Ionela Craciun (25)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 1:49 pm
Thank you! Noted!
 

Margaret Trainor (61)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 1:52 pm
Lack of Humanity??????? Canada.....I dont think so Robin
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1634)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 4:32 pm
Thank you Linda and I signed a few days ago. And to all my Canadian friends please don't take this personally. We joined Care2 to help animals no matter what part of the world they live in. These baby seals belong to GOD the Creator of ALL of us. GOD DOES NOT LIKE what is happening ti his sweet, innocents. GOD LOVES His sweet baby seals just as much as He LOVES US.
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Tuesday April 15, 2008, 6:34 pm
Tim, thank you for signing "Pledge to not travel to Canada while the Canadian Government allows the hunt and brutal murder "

Thank YOU, Linda!
noted.
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 7:33 am
Noted, signed and forwarded...*S*
And please ignore the spammers , trolls and and repeat profile creators who are repeat offenders.
Care 2 isn't listening to complaints unless they get mass flags or mass reporting.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 10:03 pm
Thank you for you comment Linda, maybe no one should visit the States cos they have killed so many soldiers, not to mention the rest of the Bush off crap down there.
Really how unreal is this, most of us here HATE the seal hunts. If you feel that bad come up and do something.
 

Linda Gillenwater (87)
Thursday April 17, 2008, 10:28 am
To L Jenna and others, I have made it no secret that I disagree with most United States policies and boycott Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds,Burger King, puppy mills and ANYTHING Bush and his cronies advocate. If I was capable of getting to Canada I would go up there and most definitely do something beside just petitions and running my mouth. I envy those who are Canadians and those who live close enough to impact the tourism industry.But I can only beg people to find a way to make a statement that will grab your government's attention because there is a solution and who else but native Canadians know the subject better? As for this war, we support our troops, NOT the war and if you have been paying attention to the news you would see the massive protests Americans wage against this war and how badly we want it to end...how we wish it had never been engaged. But we share common problems in gathering up enough people en masse to force a change in policy. But I say it has to start with the one, I will be that one and won't stop until cruelty to any living being is stopped, wars are stopped and alternatives for people's jobs are found and implemented. For there are always alternatives if anyone is willing to think outside the box. And one last thought, just because the United States is wrong does not mean it is right to ignore a wrong being perpetuated in another country. Two wrongs do not make a right. Such an excuse is a cop out.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 17, 2008, 1:26 pm
Oh Linda, what excuse, go get busy doing whatever you do and please do not bother me again.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Friday April 18, 2008, 9:09 am
Noted & sadly signed.
Shirley H.
 

Summer Daze (162)
Saturday April 19, 2008, 11:47 pm
Sad we can't all agree....the seal hunts need to stop! So does this war. But that isn't the *NEWS TO NOTE* here now is it? I have all but quit commenting on the news....it gets so brutal. Why can't we get along?? Most everyone here is against the seal hunt....and THAT IS THE POINT! I do also sign petitions against my country and against the war.
Noted and Signed with sadness.
 

Roxann C. (398)
Monday April 21, 2008, 5:44 pm
noted and signed
 

Loretta T. (34)
Sunday April 27, 2008, 10:36 am
Thanks Karen for alerting me and Linda for posting. Noted,signed and commented and also forwarded to others who may not have signed. I hope this massacre ends soon!
 

Robert Redmon (128)
Monday April 28, 2008, 8:21 am
Previously noted and signed, thanks Linda.
Thank you! You signed at 9:13 AM PDT, Apr 9, 2008
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Tuesday April 29, 2008, 2:04 pm
NOTED/SIGNED! THANKS!
 

Gayle Wilson (1)
Sunday May 4, 2008, 2:01 pm
FYI, many, many Canadians are appalled and ashamed of the seal hunt. We are already boycotting businesses, etc., that make use of the products of the seal hunt. We're working to make our politicians aware that the hunt is unacceptable. It's really easy to sit in your Country and say 'BAN THEM ALL, THEY'RE ALL MONSTERS'. I say that it's unconstructive and is hurtful to Canadians who are working so hard to stop this. Please take a careful look at the horrible things that are being done in your own home Country and ask if you'd support a ban against it until something changes. Americans who are outraged, check out the ASPCA news and videos. Look at what we're fighting against in China, India and so many countries. Attacking all of the citizens of a country is not the answer, if anything, it makes Care2 and our petitions less effective.
 

Rob S. (112)
Thursday May 22, 2008, 8:20 pm
Simply put guys and ladies,the governments will(and always have done)what they want to,rather the people are against it or not.Gov,t sees the bucks,not the ecology or worry about the results of their actions.We,the people(no matter what country)by persistance can make our voices heard over the bureaucratic mumbo jumbo and thus Can make them (government)sit up and take note.
 
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