Boycott Canadian Seafood to Save Seals
  • Petitioned Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

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Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Boycott Canadian Seafood to Save Seals

    1. Sponsored by

      The Humane Society of The United States

Each spring, the Canadian government authorizes its commercial fishing industry to kill hundreds of thousands of baby seals for their fur on the ice floes of Eastern Canada. It's the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world -- and it's all in the name of fashion.

Sealers are commercial fishermen who earn only a small fraction of their annual incomes from killing seals. Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans says that it will shut down the commercial seal slaughter for good only when Canada's fishing industry asks it to do so.

The rest of the world is moving beyond commercial sealing. Russia, reportedly responsible for about 90 percent of seal skin exports from Canada in some years, passed a historic ban on trade in harp seal fur. They join the United States, the European Union, Mexico, and others in standing up for seals.

Add your name to our seafood boycott below and help us send a message to the Canadian fishing industry that until they stop participating in the slaughter of seal pups, we won't buy their seafood.

To:
Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans
I pledge not to buy Canadian seafood -- like snow crabs, cod, and cold water shrimp -- as long as the Canadian commercial fishing industry continues its slaughter of baby seals.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Fiona Fletcher PENCAITLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Apalling torture - boycotting EVERYTHING Canadian until this is stopped!!

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      You must stop this blood bath! Pelts are getting cheaper and cheaper ...

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    • cheryl girouard PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      God empowers people to be guardians of humanity, not destroyers of mankind.

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    • Mary Leon SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Already pledged to not buy or use Canadian products until they stop this Unnecessary Cruelty.

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    • Ginger Neimo ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Take notice some models and celebrities. This is your doing also as you help promote fur coats.I would rather see your skin ripped than these animals.

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