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Canadian Sen. Mac Harb has introduced a historic bill to end Canada's annual commercial slaughter of baby seals. This piece of legislation acknowledges that there are no markets for seal pelts now that Russia which had been importing 95 percent of Canadia

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Julie P (54)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:33 pm
Care2 does not allow me to "note" this post, but I have signed and shared the link.

Thank you, Rosemary!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:39 pm
i can notn note now. but ihad signed

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:41 pm
Julie i am not sure why this happened! Contact Care2 please and just give them a 'heads up' and I will too.
Thank you for signing & sharing the link = matter most !

Please support Senator Harb's bill & of course by all means edit the text as you wish !
This is what we have all been waiting for! THE END OF THE SEAL SLAUGHTER!

Here is the message I received today: ( Special 'shout out' to Sarah McLachlan )

Dear Rosemary,

I'm delighted to share some exciting news. Today, Canadian senator Mac Harb introduced a historic bill to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. Now that Russia—which had imported 95 percent of Canadian seal pelts—has joined the U.S., the E.U., Mexico, and others in banning seal fur, there are no markets for this fur. If passed, Harb's bill would transition people in sealing regions into sustainable economic programs. Senator Harb's bill comes on the heels of Sarah McLachlan's recent appeal on PETA's behalf to Prime Minister Harper urging him to end the slaughter and consider a government buyout of the sealing industry.

We are finally near ending the seal slaughter once and for all, but we need your help. Please take a few minutes and click here to urge Canadian senators to support Harb's bill.

A victory is within reach, but it is not possible without your support. Please share this urgent alert with your friends and family on Facebook, and ask them to join you in speaking up for seals today.

Thank you for everything that you do to help animals.


Dan Mathews
Senior Vice President
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:49 pm
I would love to support this bill, but I can't in good conscience aid an organization that not only fails to renounce violence as a means to its ends, but also has been known to funnel donations to people and groups that commit acts of violence that can only be considered terrorism. People who set fires and/or commit acts of vandalism for any ideological reason are terrorists. That's why I don't have anything to do with PETA.

Shane C (3)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:57 pm
Signed and noted.

Carolina Amnell (74)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:59 pm
Brian by supporting this bill you are supporting the Canadian senator Mac Harb not PETA.I think you are mistaken. . .

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:00 pm
The URL associated with the action is ""

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:12 pm
Brian you are certainly entitled to your opinion; however I would just ask that perhaps you can at least show your solidarity towards stopping the seal hunt by looking for another petition that suits you,
or by contacting Prime Minister Harper - contact info -
I have provided both for your convenience below and I of course welcome other friend's submissions.

Everything we can do to stop the seal slaughter sooner than later is OUR GOAL !

Contact Prime Minister Harper

Also for anyone who wishes to and has not already signed IFAW's petition -

End Canada’s commercial seal hunt

Here is the link End Canada’s commercial seal hunt

Thank you to each and every friend = for the seals !


Maggie S (40)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:18 pm
I agree re Brian! I think this is a very pompous response! We have spoken out on this nasty hunt so many times and now that a bill is in the works Brian is going to take offense with PETA and not sign it? He needs to get over himself and think about the seals, not his bruised ego!

Maggie S (40)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:25 pm
I for one do not support Defenders of Wildlife. We have asked them repeatedly to have a presence at rallies for wolves and they have declined. They are more about glitzy ads to collect money so they can send out more glitzy ads! The have also condoned trapping. Many conservationists have little respect for Defenders, but, I HAVE ALWAYS SIGNED THE PETITIONS AS THEY DO HAVE A NAME (IF NOT THE REPUTATION) AND THEIR PETITION ARE EFFECTIVE! So, again, Brain needs to get over himself and think about the purpose of this petition, and, no matter who is supporting it, it is now out there and we all need to sign it to get this stopped. So what if it's PETA. They have done some very good things, so, let's get this hunt stopped!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:28 pm
If you believe that the ends justify any and all means, then clearly I am not the pompous one. If you want to work through a website sponsored by a group that has a history of funding acts of violence, then you should take a good look at your own remarkably swollen ego. My ego is not bruised by people supporting this or anything else related to PETA or not, can you say as much? I am not invested. I redeem my butterfly credits to plant trees.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:31 pm
Does PETA do good things? Well, if funding people who set fires and commit other acts of vandalism is what you consider a good thing, then that's your choice. I think such actions are criminal and terroristic no matter what the reason.

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:47 pm
Thank you Rosemary! Had already signed this!

Barb Knight (1688)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:49 pm
Thanks for the fwd Carolina! Rosemary, I will sign the letter! Thank you for speaking up for our seals! BTW, I can't note it either; the 'note pads' are missing...

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:50 pm
Used to be a fan of PETA, not anymore, but still do sign most of their petitions...cause I have been signing petitions for this Seal hunt to end since the last 1970's and Peta was the one that first informed me about this Clubbing. While most of the things they do are WAY OFF THE TOP, some things are good.

Also, anything to help these little innocent seals and stop this SICK Clubbing would answer some of the prayers I have been saying for them for 30 years!

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:52 pm
Care2 is off and on Barb...I will be signing off, but sweetie your note is showing up!

Thank you Again Rosemary and May all of you have a good deal and may these Seal's finally after decades get a chance to actually LIVE IN PEACE and grow up!....Sadly, now their area is disappearing. Just never ends!

. (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:53 pm

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 3:01 pm
Signed and noted, thank you!

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 3:18 pm

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 3:46 pm
signed, noted and if the seals are being protected, that's all i care about. God bless the babies.

michael sullivan (1022)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 4:27 pm
noted and signed --it's about time the canadian government stops this barbaric slaughter of seal pups once and for all!

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 5:20 pm
Petition signed.

Ty, Rosemary.

aj E (164)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 5:50 pm

Teresa C (274)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 6:09 pm
Noted and signed.
I'm not fond of PETA either, but I'll sign anything I have to to end the horrific slaughter of the seals!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 6:12 pm
Signed, Thanks Carolina for the forward.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 6:39 pm
Thanks Rosemary for the suggestion to send to the Prime Minister, if not a Canadian citizen
Thankyou Barb for forwarding and I will forward this out as fingers are crossed!!!

Tommy D (38)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 7:52 pm

Mary T (178)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 8:54 pm
Thanks Rosemary, I have already signed for two.

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 3:51 am
I don't like many things PETA did but yes, I signed the petitions. Anything I have to do to help stopping this slaughter!

Andrea Nemec (213)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 3:54 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

zora b (85)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 3:58 am
noted and signed

Emma S (239)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 4:35 am
Done (IFAW too). Thanks, Rosemary - and Carolina for the forward.

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:02 am

Ravi K (245)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:05 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:12 am
Every life in the ocean , Air and Land has great value and it will only be through this understanding that we will truly reclaim the water and air and soil we need to sustain life. given the degraded condition of the ocean. Canada's resolve is tested, because Canadian scientists, have said that commercial fishing has indeed caused, profound damage to the workings of the ocean and that large fish-eaters like seals unexpectedly work to the advantage of fish. Has Canada changed its fisheries management in response to this new information? Has the seal hunt been stopped at least? No, it seems nothing has changed, instead we wonder the same old ground blaming everything that is naturally in the ocean instead of looking at the very unnatural impact of a fishers chasing money not a love to fish but a destructive presence to make money. I ask you to think about this long and hard to look to the real stake holders of the ocean. not the money managers of greed who are not concerned with tomorrow but rather with their bank accounts of today. Cod was over fished and are you ready to let this become a total collapse of fish after fish after fish.. for what???
silence is acceptance, we are change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 6:25 am
Thank You for Helping Animals!
Noted and signed.Thanks Rosemary for the post. Thanks Carolina for the forward.

Jana Repova (65)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:28 am
Signed with pleasure. Thanks.

Sandi C (98)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:00 am

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:43 am

Keratosis P. (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 9:40 am
Thank you for another essential article.Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a
complete way of writing? I have a presentation incoming week, and I am on the lookout for such information.
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. (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 10:10 am
n&s..thanks for the post Rosemary and Carolina for the fwd.. We have to take the good with the bad. Let's do what we need to do to end the slaughter of these seals.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 10:12 am
Noted and signed.

Joe R (190)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 10:13 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 10:19 am
Noted and signed! TY

. (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 11:03 am
PETA or not PETA, unfortunately I can not know where the truth may be, but I believe that signing the mail is still a small step, useful for the cause of baby seals
signed thx u Rosemary & Toni for sharing

Constance F (418)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 11:39 am
Thank you for posting, and for forwarding Toni. Previously signed from home. And thank you for all the great comments here. Don't kill the message even if you don't like the messenger. It's clear some people just come to posts to rant. Bla, bla, bla....

liz meesters (176)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 12:15 pm
signed & noted, thanks

Sandy G (35)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 12:23 pm

Jelca Bruigom (74)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 12:33 pm
signed and sent, all for the seals I hope. One of the repeating brutal sea murders year after year. Keep pushing.

Harshita Sharma (137)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 12:47 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 1:38 pm
of course..... signed.

shared too.

Thank You.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 2:02 pm
Signed. Thanks for posting.

desanka s (416)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 3:41 pm
Every life is born into this world with a joy and then comes a man…
Signed for baby seals!
Thank you Rosemary and Toni for the forward.

Beth M (138)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:05 pm
Signed & shared on FB!

Anne Settanni (152)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 6:20 pm
noted signed and shared

Nancy C (806)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 9:37 pm
signed twice...I sure wish we did not need to beg and plead for these precious creatures. poor babies

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 10:39 pm
Signed and will continue to sign any petition that's to help put an end to the seal slaughter.

Veronique L (209)
Friday May 4, 2012, 2:27 am
Just like Sara!

Valerie D (66)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:15 pm
Signed for the 2 of us.

Agnes N (703)
Friday May 4, 2012, 6:58 pm
Thanks Rose...
signed...Thank You for Helping Animals!

Carol H (229)
Friday May 4, 2012, 7:10 pm
signed and noted, thanks Rosemary

Cam V (417)
Friday May 4, 2012, 7:17 pm
Done Rosemary! This is but one of Canada's shames but all protests should be directed to the Province as Harper does not have the power to stop this. The Premier is the only one who can.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Friday May 4, 2012, 10:22 pm
Signed and noted. I'm not sure if I hadn't signed it but let's do that again. Thank you.

Sofia Loverdou (117)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 12:53 am

Marilyn M (145)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 5:39 am
Noted and had already signed. Thank you for posting, Rosemary.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 7:55 am
Already signed, thank you Rosemary!

Brenda B (43)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 8:39 am
noted and signed

Susanne R (235)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 11:09 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Rosemary!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 12:35 pm
noted & Signed.

Yvonne W (229)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 1:31 pm
It's time to stop senseless slaughter - it's the 21st Century * surely even the rich can find better, more humane products than Fur to wrap themselves in!

Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 4:36 pm
Noted and signed.

Rita De Vos (87)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 3:40 am
Noted & signed. Thank you very much Rosemary!

Sue McGuey (106)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:51 am
Noted & signed!~ Posted to Facebook!~

SANDRA R (144)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:16 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Rosemary.
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