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Urge Lieutenant Governor and Premier of Nova Scotia to call off the grey seal hunt

In Canada’s maritime province of Nova Scotia, a seal hunt is due to take place starting on Thursday the 24th of February. The hunt, intended to kill 60,000 grey seals, has been given the go ahead by the Canadian federal Department of Fisheries. The hunt was originally scheduled to start Thursday the 17th of February, but has been delayed due to bad weather. 

Sealers employ brutal methods to slaughter seals including; bludgeoning seals to death, clubbing seals until they become motionless and hacking at the seals skin with a hakapik whilst it is alive. Seal hunting is considered so cruel and inhumane that the United States, Mexico and the European Union have banned all seal imports. Most Canadians find seal hunting cruel and unneccesary with 86 percent of Canadians supporting the EU ban on seal imports.

Please urge the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and the Premier to call off the seal hunt immediately and spare the lives of 60,000 grey seals.

For more information on the Canadian seal hunt: http://www.actionforourplanet.com/canadian-seal-hunt

(CC) Seal pup Image by Julian Dowse

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
    Hon. Mayann E. Francis
  • Premier of Nova Scotia
    Hon. Darrell Dexter


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