It is legal now for this game to hit baby seals with bats and axes in canada.Hundreds and hundreds of baby seals are being killed by the pleasure of others....HELP STOP IT!
How would you like it to be whacked hard over the head as a 'sport'!?
Norway and Canada have a new kind of tourism. Killing baby seals. They call it a 'sport'..
You want to call this a sport ?
Is he a sportsman?
You're our only hope !!!
This barbarism shouldnt be possible in our society..
Dont turn your back on us, we are defenseless
I know these images seem painful for you, but we feel the pain. We are being slaughtered and its going on RIGHT NOW...
What gives him the right to kill us? Who is he to decide about life and death?
What kind of sport is this? I didnt harm anyone. I was just swimming around..
Please help me and my friends...
You cant just ignore these images.. Keeping silent and doing nothing makes you guilty...
Please help us
Please dont leave us alone...
STOP THE KILLING OF SEALS
Canadian government has announced the 2010 quota: sealers will be allowed to kill 388,200 seal pups...leaving few survivors.
Harp seals give birth to their pups on solid sea ice. So, in 2007, when temperatures were so warm that little sea ice formed, and what did form was thin and unstable, many seal pups drowned before they were old enough to swim. In fact, most pups born in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence suffered this fate. This year appears to be a repeat of 2007 - or even worse.
One of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO) scientists has admitted that such ice conditions lasting for several years could put the species in jeopardy. me and animal protection organizations urge the Canadian government to adhere to the Precautionary Approach to wildlife management (as they have stated they do), and permanently end the annual slaughter of seals.
Unfortunately, now the DFO is saying that "it's up to the sealers to determine if they want to go out [to kill seals] or not." And their kill quota is even higher than in previous years. Please contact the Canadian government today to urge them to cancel the annual massacre of seal pups. The Canadian government and Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, led by Gail Shea, have been working hard to promote the bloodshed of seals. Traveling around the world on the Canadian taxpayers' dime, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and company are trying to drum up interest in seal skins.
Each year, in the harp seal slaughter, a few thousand Canadian fishermen bludgeon and shoot two-week to two-month-old seals, hook and drag them and skin many of these pups while they are still alive and conscious. They then sell the skins to European and Asian furriers. The bodies of these seals are left to rot.
In this competitive commercial slaughter, each sealer charges across the ice floes in an effort to kill as many seal pups as he can before someone else gets the pups. In 2008, sealers on long liners on the Front (the second phase of the seal hunt, off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador) killed their quota of seals in just two days.
This atmosphere discourages adherence to rules and regulations, such as checking for blinking eyes before skinning the seal pups. Observers of the hunt have documented hundreds of violations of these regulations, but the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), which regulates the seal hunt, has rarely levied any charges against the perpetrators. In 2008, four sealers were killed and four sealing vessels were destroyed in the treacherous icy waters. The Canadian Coast Guard rescued several sealers (at Canadian taxpayers' expense), but some sealers died in the attempted rescue. Read the news reports about the 2008 slaughter here .
The slaughter of seals in Canada has taken place for hundreds of years. Today, this annual ritual offers so little economic value to the sealers, and even to the sealing boat captains (whose take is usually 50%), that many stayed home in 2008.
Though sealers from the Magdalen Islands of Quebec killed over 19,000 seal pups in just 3 days, reaching their quota in the first phase of the seal 'hunt', the second phase of the seal hunt began more slowly in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence on April 10th. The sealers of Newfoundland and Labrador, who are fishermen most of the year, were hampered by some bad weather and discouraged by the low price offered for seal pelts - a direct result of the European Union's efforts at banning imports of all seal products. The passage of the EU ban resulted in the lowest number of seals killed since 1994.
The DFO's unrealized plans for 2009
The Canadian government set a quota on killing harp seals of about 280,000 animals in 2009, with 70% of the quota of seals to be killed in the second phase of the seal 'hunt' on 'The Front' (waters east of Newfoundland and Labrador and also in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence). The first phase of the seal hunt took place in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The slaughter of harp seals is in addition to a quota of 8,200 hooded seals and 50,000 grey seals, also pups. In February, hundreds of grey seal pups were killed in Cape Breton when a buyer was found for their fur.
Do you think this is sick and disturbing?Well,if you want it to end please sign and protect this innocence animals.
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