Everyone: Urge the Royal NL Constabulary Not to Put Seal Fur on Police Uniforms
  • Petitioned Felix Collins, Minister of Justice

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Felix Collins, Minister of Justice
RNC Chief Robert Johnston
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

Everyone: Urge the Royal NL Constabulary Not to Put Seal Fur on Police Uniforms

    1. Lisa Hearn
    2. Petition by

      Lisa Hearn

      St. John's, Canada

I was disappointed to hear that seal skins may become part of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's official winter clothing. I urge you not to let these officers become a pawn in a political game. The slaughter accounts for a fraction of 1 percent of Newfoundland's economy, yet it causes the whole region to seem caught up in an industry that is obsolete. Now that Russia—which had been importing 95 percent of Canadian seal fur—has joined the U.S. and the E.U. in banning seal fur, there are no more markets for it, and it's time to let the slaughter die off. We need a practical exit strategy for this dead off-season trade, not stunts like putting seal fur on police hats.

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    • Darlene Baskin BURLINGTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      seal skins should not be used on any clothing

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    • Anne Floyd CREWE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Please - with what there is available today, no one should use animal skins of any sort! There is no need to use the coats of these beautiful animals on your uniforms. The coats should be on the seals and no one else!

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    • Cheryl Archer HUDSON, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS?? HAVE SOME CLASS PEOPLE, I GUESS YOU ARE IN THE ELITE BUNCH OF ASSHOLES IN THIS WORLD WHO DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT ANYTHING BUT YOURSELVES, GRRRRR

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    • Patricia Brophy TOMS RIVER, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      First: because NO animal shoul be killed for fashion! Second: Because my Mother was a Newfie, Mom and all her considerable family, me included, are animal lovers! I don't believe the good people of Newfounland will be less safe if the Mounties change their fashoin style!!!

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    • David Fredrickson BOCA RATON, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I RESPECT MOST CANADIANS but I cannot abide these gruesome baby seal hunts each year- Canada is no better than Japan in their slaughter of dolphins! And they proved that dolphins, seals, and most animals- DO IN FACT FEEL LOVE AND KINSHIP TOWARDS THEIR PACK! That they mourn the loss of one of their pack!! It is the 21st century!! WHY IS THIS PRACTICE STILL BEING ALLOWED?? Cotton is warmer! Spare the baby seals! Such a MORONIC practice!

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      Thank you!

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