Stop the Brutal Slaughter of Baby Harp Seals

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I would like to start a petition to stop the brutal slaughter of baby Harp Seals.  I need a large group of people to come together in an attempt to put an end to the annual Canadian Seal Hunt.  Canada's annual commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. Under the Canadian Marine Mammal Regulations, the hunters are only allowed to kill the seals with wooden club, large ice picks (hakapiks), or guns. Each killing method is extremely cruel. However, sealers shoot at seals from moving boats and the seal pups are often only wounded. The main sealskin processing plant in Canada deducts $2 from the price they pay for the skins for each bullet hole they find—therefore sealers won't shoot seals more than once. As a result, wounded seals are often left to suffer in agony—many slip beneath the surface of the water where they die slowly and are never recovered.  However, the seals that don't slip below the surface due to their wounds are beat to death by the hunters with the wooden clubs and hakapiks. Veterinarians have also found that in 42 percent of the cases they studied, there was not enough evidence of cranial injury to even guarantee unconsciousness at the time of skinning.  The cruelty that takes place during Canada's seal hunt includes sealers dragging conscious seals across the ice floes with boat hooks, shooting seals and leaving them to suffer in agony, stockpiling dead and dying seals, and cutting open live seals.  More than one million seals have been slaughtered in the past five years alone.