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Canada’s Seal Slaughter: The End Is Nigh?

Written by PETA | April 15, 2010

Oh, sweet irony: Just weeks after Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea gave the green light for sealers to kill an additional 50,000 seals, officials have announced that they will likely have to call off this year’s massacre early because of a lack of buyers for seal fur! All that hard work by friends of seals is finally paying off.

PETA U.K. worked to push the European Union to ban products made from seals, and that ban, combined with the ever-increasing number of people who refuse to buy real fur, has dealt a crushing blow to the seal-fur industry. According to one sealer, “[T]here’s no market for seal pelts this year.” And according to one estimate, fewer than 15 percent of the projected number of seals will be bludgeoned to death this year!

 

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Is the last gong sounding? Will Canadian officials stop the cruel and senseless seal slaughter forever? Let’s keep the pressure on by writing to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and demanding that he put an end to this dying event once and for all.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Paulo says:

    I am concerned at the fact that the seal clubbers seem to be spared the anger and vitriol they rightly deserve and instead it appears to be aimed at Canadians themselves does anyone wish to explain to me the reasons for this? I’m pretty sure most Canadians do not support this bloodbath. Please think before you write.

  • B says:

    Was just playing adult swim’s “polar bear payback”. Entertaining fantasy game. The idea that the seal slaughter is on its last leg is absolutely wonderful news.

  • L says:

    K so I’m Canadian. And um Stephan Harper is an ass Y

  • Georgia Theodosiadou says:

    I hate humanity for his cryelty!!!!

  • nirmala says:

    Stop this fakers seal killing game I want to kill those fakers Canadian fishers.

  • Julia Anne Tawyea says:

    This is too cruel to think about.. I have signed 1000′s of petitions to stop this but Canada is pathetic and refuse to stop.. This is cruel and heartless and defiantely unneeded.. I refuse to buy any product from Canada and I hope others will do the same.. You’ll never see me in Canada.. My heart breaks for all the murders they are getting away with..

  • pifi1 says:

    Though some lives will be rescued. Thanks PETA. Shame to Canada which cannot find other way of earning money for the country. A shame that who receives money for murder who kills. To you will return.

  • Angeles Guasp says:

    IT IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH NOT TO SELL THE SKIN NOT TO PEEL THE SKIN DIRTY BUSINESS DAMN THE SEALS ARE HUMAN LIKE THE PEOPLE IT IS NECESSARY TO RESPECT TO THE ANIMAL I HAVE DESIRE TO KILL THE HUNTERS TO SEE AS THEY FEEL TO KILL ITS CHILDREN UNDERSTAND! IT IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

  • alfonso says:

    So sorry there is no market in asia for your seal product considered we’re poor country in asia but we are much much more civilized!!!

  • Barbara says:

    I don’t agree with your comment Todd! Killing is unnecessary and blatantly barbaric. We have enough on earth to sustain ourselves without resorting to killing. Those that kill are subhuman and not fit to live on earth.

  • Martin Du Plessis says:

    It is disgusting and cowardly to kill innocent defenseless sentient beings in such a cruel barbaric way. Stop this senseless “GREEDY” practice.

  • BRENO GONÇALVES GAR says:

    What a big shame! Sad and nasting! I hope this country pay for that! Im from Brazil considered poor country but we are MUCH MORE civilized!!

  • Gilles Dubois says:

    What kind of values can those sealers give to theyr childrens ? What kind of women can mary a man with that kind of lost soul ? Are the childrens of those mad men proud of theyr father ?How can some one be friend with such monsters ? Being a barbare to make money ? I would prefere to starve. Strange that in 50 years not a single person in the government realize that it was a monstrous way of life and permited it. Except Mister Harb. But it take him 50 years to see it.

  • andrea says:

    HOW COULD ANYONE TAKE PART IN THIS? IT IS DISGUSTING!!! THANK YOU PETA FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND EFFORTS!!!

  • Emilia says:

    stop cruelty!

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