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Canadian Seal Hunt Protest

Date:
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Jen S.
Location Details:
Canadian Consulate Trade Office, 555 Montgomery Street

"The clubbing of baby seals can't be defended or justified, and Canada should end it just as we ended the Alaska baby seal massacre 20 years ago," said Senator Levin in his remarks to the Senate.

In late March the ice floes off Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada will once again run red with the blood of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, some as young as 12 days old. Canada's annual seal slaughter is the largest commercial hunt of marine mammals anywhere in the world—and the rest of the world is taking notice.

On March 15, The HSUS and our Protect Seals Network partners will hold the first International Day of Action Against the Canadian Seal Hunt. Participating groups will announce a boycott of Canadian seafood—to be launched once the first seal is clubbed or shot to death on the ice this year. More than 40 demonstrations are planned at Canadian embassies and consulates around the world. Please make your plans to attend an event near you

The U.S. Senate introduced a resolution, S. Res. 33, on February 1 urging the Canadian government to call off the hunt. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), the lead sponsor, noted that polls reflect 71 percent of Canadians believe the seal hunt should be banned outright, or limited to seals over one year of age.
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Added to the calendar on Fri, Feb 25, 2005 8:27AM
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