Florida Representative Slams Seal Slaughter

Published by PETA.

There may not be many seals in the Sunshine State, but any who do venture that far south have a friend in U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings. The senior Democratic whip is lobbing a virtual pie in the face of the Canadian government by introducing a resolution this week urging our neighbors to the north to ban the commercial seal slaughter.

Seal fur and other spoils of the slaughter are already banned in the U.S., and the Senate passed a similar resolution last year condemning Canada’s annual baby seal massacre—but this is a first for the House.

Why not add your voice to Rep. Hastings’ by urging Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make like a snowbird and retire the seal slaughter? (And don’t forget to spread the word to your friends and family too.)

Written by Alisa Mullins

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