Harp seal pups are famous for their big black eyes and fluffy white fur. About 2,000 to 6,000 Canadian fishermen (most of European descent and most living in Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands of Quebec), find their way to the floes and proceed to club, bludgeon, shoot, and skin hundreds of thousands of harp seals, most just a few weeks to a few months old. About 95% of the seals killed in the commercial seal 'hunt' are no more than 3 months old. Many of these harp seal haven't even learned to swim yet and have absolutely no way of escaping.
It as estimated that up to a total of 300,000 harp seals in the world are killed in just one year!
Harp seals are killed and skinned for their fur coats which are of great value for Canadian fishermen to profit off. Fur is turned into products such as seal skin coats. sadly, an analysis by a panel of veterinarians showed that about 40% of the seals are actually skinned alive. What is left of harp seals is often used as a form of sea food and you can help stop that by boycotting all Canadian seafood.
For more information about the issue including photographs of this horrifying event visit www.harpseals.org
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