Monday, March 23, 2009

The first baby seal killed this year in Canada.

The first baby seal was killed this morning.
Here's how you can help save others from that cruel fate.

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March 23, 2009

It began at 5:48 Eastern time this morning.

The sealers stormed into the once-peaceful seal nursery with their hakapiks raised. Within a matter of seconds, defenseless baby seals were clubbed and their blood spilled onto the ice. This year the Canadian government will allow commercial sealers to slaughter 280,000 seals for their fur.

Please, make a donation now of whatever you can afford to help end the cruel seal hunt once and for all.

Because of the previous support of hundreds of thousands of compassionate people like you, there is a ray of hope amidst the horror.

The European Union will consider banning its trade in seal products in a few weeks. But the fishing industry and the Canadian government are lobbying furiously to fight the ban. Just last week, Russia announced it would halt the killing of baby seals. It's clear the world community is condemning such killing -- increasingly Canada stands alone in defending the slaughter.

That's why it's crucial that we're here now, so we can broadcast the truth to the countries in the European Union and ask them to help us bring these atrocities to an end. Please help sustain our work on the ice -- together we'll raise our voices over the din of those who profit from the slaughter.

Thank you for standing with us -- having so many of you behind us at home makes all the difference.

I look forward to the day when seals will be safe from the hunt.


Rebecca Aldworth
Director of Canadian Wildlife Issues
The Humane Society of the United States

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