Stop Clubbing Baby Seals and Their Mothers to Death

Target: Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Goal: End inhumane seal hunting in Canada.

The commercial seal slaughter in Canada opened two weeks early this year, despite the unsettling fact that mother seals are presumably still nursing their pups during this time. Allowing newborn seal pups and their mothers to be brutally murdered for profit is disgusting and the Canadian government must not put money over morals. Demand the commercial seal hunt be stopped once and for all to save these innocent creatures.

The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans doesn’t usually open the Newfoundland commercial seal hunt until after seal pups have been weaned, although even this is still a gross crime of unnecessary animal cruelty. A company called PhocaLux lobbied the Canadian government to open the seal hunt early this year in order to hunt adult seals for their meat and for oil.

Canada has said that PhocaLux can’t take seals from the areas where mothers give birth and take care of their babies, but the lines are blurry on what constitutes these areas, making it easier for hunters to kill nursing mothers without consequences. This would leave baby seals abandoned to starve to death.

Seals are often shot in the face, clubbed to death or impaled with sharp picks. This bloody and violent cruelty must end. Demand the Canadian government end the appalling commercial seal hunt once and for all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister LeBlanc,

Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. This is absolutely shameful. This slaughter is inhumane and destroys ecosystems and the families of innocent animals. To say that this bloody hunt is “sustainable” and “an important economic and cultural activity” is sickening.

Being paid out by companies to allow the death of precious creatures is absolutely wrong. I demand you put morals and animals’ lives above profit and end the commercial seal hunt in your country.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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172 Comments

  1. What a shameful thing for Canada to still be doing!! It’s a horrible and immoral thing to do. As a Canadian Citizen, I want this to End!!! We need leaders that put morals over money. SHAME ON CANADA!

  2. Denise Baudin says:

    I am also Canadian and I am AGAINST THIS CHICKEN ABUSE.

    People at large – BOYCOTT THESE TERRIBLE FARM ABUSERS. BOYCOTT – BOYCOTT – BOYCOTT- BOYCOTT- BOYCOTT- BOYCOTT- BOYCOTT.

    Chili’s PRESIDENT/TORTURER/SLAUGHTERER Kelli Valade: I BET THAT YOU, KELLI VALADE, ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY YOU WERE NOT BORN A CHICKEN DOOMED TO DIE IN YOUR SLAUGHTERHOUSES.

    I saw this video and am appalled that Chili’s hasn’t publicly committed to addressing some of the worst forms of animal cruelty in its supply chain. If Burger King can do it, Chili’s certainly can.

    It’s unacceptable that you, Chili’s PRESIDENT/TORTURER/SLAUGHTERER, haven’t taken a stand against this animal abuse.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NVePK7khbY

    YOU HAVE THE PLATFORM TO STOP THIS HORROR – DO IT NOW.

    Chili’s President Kelli Valade: STOP buying chickens from houses of horrors by adopting the same rigorous GAP welfare standards as its competitors. Act now.

  3. Denise Baudin says:

    Justin Trudeau
    Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada;

    Dr. Stephen Lucas
    Senior Associate Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change;

    Honourable Catherine McKenna
    Minister of Environment and Climate Change;

    Department of Fisheries and Oceans
    Anne Lamara, Asistant Deputy Minister;

    Dominic LeBlanc
    Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard;

    Ed Fast, Member of Parliament
    Critic, Environment and Climate Change;

    Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament
    Critic, Fisheries and Oceans;

    Rona Ambrose, Member of Parliament
    Interim Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada;

    William Amos, MLA Pontiac, Quebec;

    Gulf Fisheries Center
    Department of Fishers and Oceans and Coast Guard:

    Here in CANADA, in Prince-Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec (Magdalen Island), seals are brutally shot and clubbed to death for their pelts.

    JUSTIN TRUDEAU, PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA and his “decision makers” APPROVED THAT CANADA must have a NATIONAL DAY celebrating the seal slaughter – Canada Just Passed A New National Day Celebrating Seal Slaughter http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sheryl-fink/national-seal-products-day-canada_b_16542826.html

    The LIBERAL Government found a way to sneakily ram BILL S-208, an Act Respecting Seal Products Day, through the House of Commons, a bill that was at the bottom of the order paper, and not expected to reappear for months.

    The HYPOCRITICAL WORD used by the Canadian Government for clubbing baby seals and slaughtering them and their mother is “HARVEST”. Here, in CANADA, we “HARVEST” seals and their mother, we do not clubb baby seals NOR THEIR MOTHER, nor do we slaughter them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????? WE HARVEST THEM!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS SICK.

    I suggest to Mr. Trudeau and his “decision makers” listed above to watch the following video. “Seals sliced open while alive and conscious [warning: link contains graphic content]. Their skulls smashed with hakapiks and left to choke and suffocate in their own blood. Pups hooked in the face as they helplessly attempt to defend themselves.“ This is not ”misinformation.” This is fact.

    WHY do you Mr. Trudeau and your “decision makers” glorify such a slaughter??????????? You people have the platform to BAN this seal slaughtering. DO IT.

    These seals are being hit on the head with either a firearm, club or “hakapik” – a multipurpose hunting tool — wooden club with a hammer head (used to crush seal’s skull) and a hook used to drag carcass away???????????

    PERHAPS YOU, Mr. Trudeau and your “decision makers” listed above SHOULD GO TO the areas around the Prince-Edward Island/Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec (Magdalen Island) TO SEE HOW BABY SEALS AND THEIR MOTHER ARE “HARVESTED” .

    You all have the platform to BAN THIS BLOODY AND CRUEL CANADA COMMERCIAL SEAL HUNT. DO IT.

    FURTHERMORE, STOP THE EXPORTING OF SEALS TO CHINA AND TO OTHER COUNTRIES. Thank you.

  4. MAKE ME SHAME TO BE CANADIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MOST BE STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STOP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I cannot believe this barbarity is STILL happening. Canada needs to outlaw this NOW!!!

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