Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ask President Obama to protect seals by banning the import of Canadian seafood

We petition the Obama administration to ban seafood imports from nations, likeCanada, whose policies are inconsistent with the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

The United States imports seafood from countries, like Canada, that slaughter marine mammals, in particular seals, ostensibly to protect or aid in the recovery of commercial fish stocks. In Canada the seals mostly affected are harp and grey seals. There is no credible scientific justification for the culls. Such culls of marine mammals are, generally, illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The US should not import products derived by means that offend US animal and environmental protection  laws. Consequently, the US should ban the importation of seafood products from countries like Canada until such times as their marine mammal protection policies are equivalent to or superior to those in the US. 

Please click on the following link to sign the petition:  It takes only a moment.

If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by December 14, 2012,  the White House will review it and respond.

"We the People" allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues.  If a petition gets  enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.The White House Emblem

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