Canada’s Seal Slaughter Season Comes to an End

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With baby seal corpses littering Canadian ice floes, this year’s seal slaughter has finally ended—but the outrage over the Canadian government’s refusal to stop the killing is just getting revved up.

Outcry against the seal slaughter is echoing around the globe. The European Union and the U.S. have banned seal products, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution calling for an immediate end to the slaughter, and world leaders have spoken out against the massacre. Demonstrations from London to Hamburg and Los Angeles to Toronto have made headlines, and people all over the world have sent a strong, united message that the seal bloodbath must end.

It’s clear that the Canadian seal slaughter is quickly losing favor and support: This year, about three-fourths of the seals who were expected to be bludgeoned or shot to death were spared. But we still need your help to make sure that Canada doesn’t think the protests will end just because the killing has slowed.

One dead seal is still too many, so we’ve revved up our campaign to get the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee to use its clout to stop the seal slaughter. Check out our new Web site and give us a hand, won’t you?

Written by Shawna Flavell

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