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To Kill or Not to Kill? New Hope in the Fight to Save Baby Seals


Animals  (tags: whales )

Cal
- 450 days ago - takepart.com
As the Canadian season ends, seal hunters find themselves facing further restrictions.



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Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:31 am


I posted this the other day!!! lol thnx hun!

 

Lydia M. (77)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:36 am
Absolutely Horrendous...
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:47 am

Why not retrain these "hunters" for other more significant jobs? Signed.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1634)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:01 am
No words can ever describe my feelings...
 

Camilla Vaga (69)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:18 am
hunting should be banned everywhere
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:55 am
NOTED CAL , THIS SHOULD BE BANNED FOR EVER!!!!! GRAZIE !!!!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:55 am
Thanks for the good news!
 

Isa Villanen (44)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted, but could not sign, there ware no other countries than USA and I m from Finland...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:22 pm
I will never forget the posting defending this horror as a "Canadian cultural" event.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:38 pm
Good. Its noted.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:46 pm
I have no hope for the seal slaughter coming to an end anytime soon. As long as Harper is manning the ship and he's at the helm for yet a few more agonizing years...it's not gonna stop. My faith lies with the next PM whoever that may be...
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:40 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:36 pm
killing is never the right answer!!
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:17 pm
Noted. Thank Cal for posting.
Canadians on the east coast of Canada, where most of these seal slaughters take place, need to be trained in other jobs - apparently tradesmen are needed.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:56 pm
It is horrible that anyone could harm these adorable animals!
 

Robert K. (31)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:58 pm
There's only one restriction that there should be on seal hunting, a total ban!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:23 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Connie O. (40)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:30 pm
Barbaric practice.....no one needs to wear real animal fur.
 

Christeen Anderson (480)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:48 pm
We have to be their voice. Thank you.
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:04 pm
thank you
 

Shawna S. (43)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:43 pm
Thanks Cal :")
The laws that needs to be in place are those which protect all wildlife equally, universally.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:55 pm
Noted.
 

. (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:11 am
lets hope for the best,noted,thank you
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:29 am
noted
 

Nils Anders Lunde (531)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:36 am
Noted and Signed
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:13 am
This should be banned forever, banned not restricted! So sad....Noted Cal ty.
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:36 am
They're just like our babies; allow them a home and the right to survive
 

pam w. (191)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:41 am
How many years and how many petitions........?
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:27 pm
Please make it so illegal to harm an animal that the hunters fear lengthy jail time, heavy fines, and endless hours of community service working with animals. Ban harm to all animals!
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:46 pm
Pledged, Dear Cal ~
 

Nimue P. (228)
Monday May 6, 2013, 6:13 pm
Noted.
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:22 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Lynn Squance (227)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:42 am
I have signed many petitions about the murder of seal pups. On one, I received an e-mail from Heritage Minister James Moore, who unfortunately is my MP Here is the e-mail. It sounds just like the response from David Walters of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Thank you for writing to me about Canada's commercial seal hunt. I appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with me.

The top priority of our Government remains the economy. Canada’s seal industry remains a vital and important economic activity for many communities in Canada. Now is not the time to debate the future of Canadian sealing; there are no conservation reasons and no commercial reasons to end this hunt.

Our government will continue its excellent record of support for this industry. We will continue to work with Canadian sealers to defend this industry as a healthy, humane and sustainable source of food and clothing. Unfortunately, recent comments by Opposition members who believe the seal hunt is dead only serve the interests of those who oppose this traditional, sustainable and humane hunt, and undermine the livelihoods of thousands of Canadian families. Canadian sealers can rest assured that the Harper Government will continue to defend Canada’s seal industry and promote its products both here at home and abroad.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to write to me. Please accept my best wishes.

Sincerely,
James Moore, PC MP

Can you say "controlled, very tight response"? That is the mark of the Harper government because Harper is a control freak.
 

Alfred Donovan (44)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:31 am
The Canadian government is beginning to sound like the despicable Japanese government in defending the quite unnecessary slaughter of our wildlife. Both governments spend a great deal of time and effort not to mention tax payers money in defending the indefensible.It's a great pity that a beautiful country like Canada continues to keep it's self afloat on the blood of it's wildlife.all the stubborn rhetoric coming from their government is not going to change the Eu's decision and the quicker the better.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:07 am
done Cal thx:)
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday May 10, 2013, 10:30 pm
YES! I will boycott Canadian seafood to save seals.

Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal!
 
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