Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Innocent Blood on the Ice

Canada's annual seal hunt is set to begin at the end of next month. An estimated 300,000 baby seals will be shot and bludgeoned to death for
their fur by fishermen.

Take action!


In just a few weeks, the largest commercial slaughter of marine mammals is set to begin on the ice off Canada's East Coast.

By the end of the hunt, it's predicted that more than 300,000 seals will be clubbed or shot to death by Canadian fishermen seeking to pick up a
few extra dollars by selling their fur.

Almost all of these seals will be babies - some as young as 12 days old.

Last year, The Humane Society of the United States documented the carnage firsthand and what they saw was shocking: Most of these baby seals were cut open while they were conscious and still struggling.

While most Canadians surveyed are against the hunt, the Canadian government and fishing industry refuse to end it.

But this year, there is new hope on the ice. Canada recently elected a new prime minister. With enough public support, there's a good chance they may end this terrible hunt forever.

Tell Canada's new Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, that you do not support the annual slaughter of seals for their fur. Join The Humane Society of the United States in fighting to end the seal hunt now and forever by signing the petition!

It's time to stop this horrific cruelty against Canada's seals...Are you with me?

Lauren Alvarez
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

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