Senator Introduces Bill to End Seal Slaughter

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Following a meeting with PETA just weeks ago, Canadian Sen. Mac Harb introduced historic legislation today to end Canada’s seal slaughter, stating that the “end of the commercial sealing industry is now inevitable.” Sen. Larry Campbell seconded the motion, and it received an overwhelmingly positive response from other senators who want to see it debated.

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Sen. Harb’s bill comes on the heels of Russia’s decision to ban seal-fur imports—a move that came after Pamela Anderson led an international appeal on PETA’s behalf. Russia (which had been importing 95 percent of Canadian seal pelts), the U.S., E.U. countries, and many other nations have banned seal-product imports following years of intensive campaigns by PETA entities worldwide.

Celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, Pink, Olivia Munn, Russell Simmons, Tommy Lee, Alicia Silverstone, Dave Navarro, Joanna Krupa, and many others have set the Twitterverse on fire by pushing PETA’s action alert calling on support for the historic bill.

We have an opportunity to end the barbaric annual bludgeoning and shooting of baby harp seals for good, and we cannot let it pass us by.

If you are Canadian, contact your senator.

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