Monday, May 17, 2010

Ending the seal slaughter

Below is a link for an article by Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of Humane Society International/Canada (HSI). We have done a lot of work with HSI on this particular issue, and thanks to everyone's hard work and persistence, thanks to everyone sending in letters to the government, thanks to everyone calling and voicing their support for the seals, an end to Canada's commercial seal hunt may be in sight.

We MUST keep working in order finally to reach a progressive and truly sustainable solution for the seals and the people of Newfoundland.

As many of you know, Liberal Senator Mac Harb made history by introducing a private member's bill on March 3rd, 2009, calling for an end to the commercial seal hunt. Senator Harb has re-introduced this bill, Bill S-207. A second senator, Conservative Senator Lowell Murray has seconded the bill, but it is still being prevented from being discussed in the House. Senator Harb has asked for help to flood Canada's Senate with messages of support.

Please, call and write the Senators, and urge them to do everything in their power to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt. Hand-written letters are best, but you can also print our sign-on letter by clicking here. Letters can be mailed postage-free to Senator Harb.

The Honourable Mac Harb
376 East BlockThe Senate of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4
Tel: 613-996-2379 / Fax: 613-996-2318

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