Written by Alisa Mullins
not over yet, but Iggy Pop, Perez Hilton, Kelly Osbourne, Pamela Anderson,
Sarah McLachlan, Diane Warren, and all the people who have spoken out, worn the
PETA shirts, and appeared in our ads in the last year have brought us closer to
the end of the Canadian seal slaughter. Just weeks before the annual slaughter
is set to resume, Ryan
a member of the Canadian Parliament who represents one of the regions in which the
seal slaughter takes place, has acknowledged that the tremendous outcry against
beating and shooting baby
seals has him questioning the
future of the bloody massacre. Says Mr. Cleary: "Part of our history is
also whaling, for example, and the day came when the whaling industry stopped. Now,
is that day coming with the seal hunt? It just may be."
© Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Cleary's statement comes just weeks after
Russia announced that it was taking steps to ban the import of Canadian
harp-seal fur, a move that came after Pamela Anderson
led an international appeal on PETA's behalf.
Polls have consistently shown that most
Canadians oppose the seal slaughter, and as Cleary noted, the industry is an
increasing liability for Canada that the country is having more and more
Please click here
to tell Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that yes, the time has come to
send the seal slaughter the way of whale slaughter and ban it before the next massacre
commences this spring.
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