Stop Seal Slaughter in our World
  • Petitioning Prime Minister Stephen Joseph Harper of Canada

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Prime Minister Stephen Joseph Harper of Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Joseph Harper of Canada

Stop Seal Slaughter in our World

    1. sybille castro
    2. Petition by

      sybille castro

      kenai, AK

This petition will be sent to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Joseph Harper to Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
The exploitation and commercial slaughter of the harp seal is one of the most tragic stories ever known to mankind. Since I can remember as a young woman I wrote letters and looked at horrific pictures of white furry baby seals skinned alive with the snow blood red around them. It is still going on, baby seals are still squealing for their lives on the ice in Canada.
The European Union ban on white coat pelts imports and the boycott of Canadian Seafood in Britain (1983,1987) had a dramatic impact on the number of seals killed and the commmercial market as a whole.
In 2009, the European Union expanded the seal pelt import ban to include all seal products (pills, etc). This became law in 2010.
In 2011 Russia and Russia Unions of Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federates have completely banned trade of all seal products and products of threatened species.
The world does not want, nor need, cruel seal products.
When the ice floes are sparce and ice is thin, seal pups drown in large numbers. In 2011, the ice floes were in very poor condition. In February 2011, the ice cover was the worst in recorded history, but this did not stop the Canadian Government from setting an astronomical quota for the killing of harp seal pups.
40 % of baby seals killed are skinned alive. Most harp seals killed are babies not older than 3 months. The pelt is ripped off while they are still alive....what is left is their carcass and the two big black eyes on their liveless skull. The red blood seaping into the snow is at stark contrast and shows the savagery of the human in its fullest measure. We cannot stand by any longer.

Seals are blamed for overfishing. Seals are blamed for everything.

Seals are skinned alive, hit and axed to death, squirming in the pool of their own warm red blood spraying the white snow and ice with horror and pain. Their cries and squeals and screaching shouts of hellish death echo over the cold plains and are unheard and unheaded by the Canadian Government. They dump their thousands of useless bodies into the sea or leave them on the ice.

We are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to finally put an end to this horror story.
We are pledging to boycott Canadian Seafood as well as boycott Canadian Tourism until the commercial killing of innocent seals has stopped in Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Canadian Seal Slaughter needs to end.

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    1. Reached 20,000 signatures
    2. Hurrah, we have reached over 14,000 signatures

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      We are moving toward my goal of 100,000 signatures. Every signature generates one email to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. With so many concerned humans becoming a voice for the helpless and innocent harp seal babies, may the Prime Minister gain a soft heart and greater and wiser perspective to become a leader in this world, that shows that a great Nation can become kinder and more compassionate towards other species. This annual commercial seal hunt is totally unnecessary and brings no economic gain for many countries have banned seal products. The blood of innocent harp seal babies can no longer be shed for human greed.
      Thank you,
      Sybille Castro
      Petition Leader

    3. We are still working hard against the commercial Canadian Seal Slaughter

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Wonderful News. The WTO (World Trade Organization) has upheld the European ban on seal products!
      Bad News. Canada is appealing it. It looks like Canada wants to continue the annual blood bath of slaughtering thousands of innocent baby seals every year.
      Please do whatever you can to spread the word.
      The little harp seals need our help.
      Thank you for your compassion.
      Sybille Castro

    4. We have reached close to 13,000 signatures

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for all your help in getting your signatures out. Please remember, every signature is an email to Canadian Prime Minister PM Stephen Harper. Perhaps, one day, there will be no more commercial slaughter of the harp seal babies on Canadian Ice. I so hope for that day to arrive soon..

    5. Reached 12,500 signatures
    6. We have reached over 11,000 signatures.

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all a million times over for your immense support in getting this petition out into the world. One day, there will be no more blood flowing on Canadian Ice.

    7. Reached 10,000 signatures
    8. We have reached over 8,000 signatures.

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      I thank all of you kind people that feel the misery of the seal babies in Canada. Every year the slaughter continues and the world stands by. We can end this tragic horror by simply not purchasing ANYTHING that comes from Canada. Boycott Canadian Tourism and boycott Canadian Seafood. Once the money stops fueling their economy, perhaps the Canadian Government will listen and their cold hearts will soften and the seal hunt will belong to the bloody past.
      We must be the voice for the voiceless, we cannot stand by silently and hope someone else will take the first step. By signing this petition and spreading the news of the deplorable seal hunt via facebook and twitter and email to the world, you will have done a great part towards saving the lives of these innocent, helpless, non-violent and peaceful marine mammals, the harp seal!.

    9. Reached 8,000 signatures
    10. Seal Slaughter in Canada

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for all your signatures. I need your help in spreading the word to the world that millions of baby seals have died a horrible death on Canadian Ice. The good news today is that the grey seal hunt has been cancelled for some parts of Canada. We need to continue to be vigilant and tirelessly work towards a blood-free arctic. Your voice is so important and among the other thousands of voices we together will stop the cruel practice of slaughtering and bludgeoning helpless, innocent, harmless, baby seals. It is unacceptable to live in this day and age and to have to look at pictures and movies of this blood bath. UNACCEPTABLE. So help me with my petition, especially since every one of your signatures will be an automatic email to Canadian PM Stephen Harper. When will his cold heart be changed?

    11. Reached 5,000 signatures
    12. We have received 3,418 signatures as of today 10/19/2012

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to all of my supporters and signers of my petition to stop the gruel and horrific commercial slaughter of thousands of innocent baby harp seals on the Canadian Ice. Every signature is an email to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Senators are discussing and proposing laws to end the seal killing. We can not give up and we need to continue be the voices of the voiceless. The world does no longer want seal products, and slowly but surely the sentiment is changing and hopefully, perhaps, we will have a new beginning next year when finally no more seals will be killed for commercial use. So much more work to be done..........
      Thank you to all of you, your precious heart and compassionate soul, thank you my fellow human sisters and brothers for taking time out and signing my petition. Please be so kind and send it on, send it into the world, the more signatures the more emails to the Canadian PM, in the hope that his rigid stance will soften and his heart will turn around.

    13. Thank you so much, we have over 3000 signatures now

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Lets not stop now. Spread the word. Twitter and facebook my petition all over the world.

    14. Reached 3,000 signatures
    15. 2.245 signatures WOW

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone that signed my petition to save baby harp seals in Canada. Every signature is an email to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. I wonder if he even has a heart. We will not stop to educate the World and will continue to expose this bizarre, horrendous, barbarious and murderous exploitation of innocent animals, the greatest killing of marine mammals on our Earth. Please help me to continue to spread the word.
      My sincere appreciation,
      Sybille Castro
      Kenai Alaska

    16. Reached 2,000 signatures
    17. THIS IS HUGE. OVER 1000 SIGNATURES. THANK YOU

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      I want to thank EVERYONE that has so far signed my petition to stop the horrible commercial slaughter of innocent baby harp seals in Canada. EVERY signature is an email to Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper. The Canadian Government MUST be informed that the world will no longer watch as they turn the ice into a bloodbath, it makes no sense, there is no longer a market...it is simply savagery and barbaric horror that can no longer be tolerated. Please join me in boycotting canadian seafood and canadian tourism. Please spread the word! Thanks a million for your compassion and you caring. The baby seals thank you.

    18. Reached 1,000 signatures
    19. How wonderful it is. You are all SO SPECIAL. We have 526 signatures already

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for all your help to get my 100,000 signatures to Stop the cruel Canadian Seal hunt. Every signature is an emal to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada. Only with Boycott can we show Canada that we mean business. We can no longer live in a world that allows such unmitigated cruelty so obvious so in our faces so to our disgrace to humanity.

    20. Reached 500 signatures
    21. Thank you for all my dear fellow humans that signed. We have 338 signatures

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Twitter is awesome. I am able to reach the entire World and move kindred spirits to write and sign. The pen is mightier than the sword. I have high goals, I want 100,000 signatures......I want to show Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada that the WORLD NO LONGER ALLOWS this slaughter...the largest slaughter of marine mammals in recent history.

    22. Reached 250 signatures
    23. I started the petition yesterday and already have 76 signers. Great.

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for signing. You are wonderful. I have a big goal. 100,000 signatures. I know I can get that. This campaign is to show Prime Minister Stephan Harper of Canada that the world is not accepting his country's practice of brutality against fellow creatures.

    24. Reached 50 signatures
    25. Lets get started. I am planning to get at least 100,000 signatures.

      sybille castro
      Petition Organizer

      I can no longer sleep without doing something. I hear the white furry babies cry in my sleep. The world can be changed with Unity of enough people that no longer accept suffering in this world. I want over 100,000 signatures in a big box that I will Fed Ex to Prime Minister Harper in Canada himself.

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    Reasons for signing

      • 4 days ago

      everyone has the right to live

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    • Dorothy Karcher NEWPORT, NC
      • 8 days ago

      IT IS THE DEVIL THAT IS DIRECTING HIS DEMONS TO KILL THESE ANGELS. DEATH TO THOSE WHO KILL THESE BABIES

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    • KATHLEEN BENNETT E. WAKEFIELD, NH
      • 8 days ago

      Please put an end to this horrible slaughter of innocent seals!

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      • 8 days ago

      10-16-2014 I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE A LOVER AND ADVOCATE FOR ALL ANIMALS WOULD LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR ANIMALS AND PEOPLE ANIMALS ARE GOD'S GUARDIAN ANGELS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH AND THET ARE GOD-GIVEN GIFTS THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABUSE IN ANY WAY AT ALL PERNELLALEE PENNY JACKSON-THOMPSON 10-16-2014

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    • Шипякова Екатерина Москва, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 10 days ago

      Посмотрите фильм "Ной", и задумайтесь о смысле жизни. Пора.

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