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SuperSealWoman Soars into San Francisco to Save Seals
SuperSealWoman is “flying high” at 367 Bay Street in North Beach, snatching a sealer’s club and saving a helpless harp seal pup. See her all throughout the month of December.
On December 20, 2006, at noon, SuperSealWoman will arrive in person to show ordinary San Franciscans how they can become superheroes to the seals. Join SuperSealWoman in reaching out to San Franciscans to promote the Canadian seafood boycott, the most effective tool for ending the seal slaughter.
SuperSealWoman Soars into San Francisco to Save the Seals!
SuperSealWoman is “flying high” at 367 Bay Street in North Beach, snatching a sealer’s club and saving a helpless harp seal pup. On December 20, 2006, at noon, SuperSealWoman will arrive in person to show ordinary San Franciscans how they can become superheroes to the seals.
There is still time to prevent another slaughter of over 300,000 baby harp seals in Canada. Please join SuperSealWoman (a.k.a. Sky Valencia, of the Vegan Vixens), Ian Robichaud, founder of Harpseals.org, and fellow animal/seal activists on December 20, 2006 in San Francisco to promote the Canadian seafood boycott (and promote vegan alternatives to Canadian seafood) and help bring about a quick and permanent end to the massacre of helpless harp seal pups in Canada.
Who: SuperSealWoman and you, seal superheroes of the San Francisco Bay Area
What: Outreach in San Francisco – stroll along Bay Street by the Harpseals.org SuperSealWoman wall mural, distributing seal-inspired gifts, activist cards, and information on the seal slaughter and the Canadian seafood boycott.
When: December 20, 2006, Noon to 2 pm
Where: Meet at 367 Bay Street. Stroll on Bay Street between Powell and Taylor.
Contact: Ian Robichaud, Harpseals.org, 310-266-9009. Prior to the event, for more information, contact Diana Marmorstein, Harpseals.org, contact [at] harpseals.org
See the Harpseals.org SuperSealWoman wall mural at 367 Bay St. throughout the month of December.
Meet SuperSealWoman in person on December 20, and help encourage San Franciscans to take the message of compassion to Safeway, Trader Joe’s, hotel dining rooms, and all the restaurants of San Francisco that have not yet joined the Canadian seafood boycott. To date, over 30 San Francisco restaurants have joined the boycott. With the encouragement of San Francisco’s new seal superheroes, Harpseals.org expects dozens of additional seafood vendors to join in.
The annual seal “hunt” is the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world and takes the lives of over 300,000 baby harp seals each year. Seals just a few weeks to a few months old are bludgeoned or shot to death, hooked and dragged while alive and conscious, and even skinned alive.
These baby seals are killed primarily for their skin, which is made into fur coats, gloves, purses, and boots by such fashion corporations as Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Versace, also targets of a boycott. Harpseals.org is promoting a boycott of the Canadian seafood industry for three primary reasons:
1. Almost all sealers are fishermen. Sealing is an off-season activity that provides very little of their income.
2. The fishing industry of Canada, as a whole, lobbies for the continuation of the seal slaughter and for ever-increasing kill quotas. The Canadian government has said that the slaughter will not end until the Canadian fishing industry wants it to end.
3. Americans buy about 70% of Canada’s seafood exports. By taking our dollars away from the Canadian seafood industry, Americans can be superheroes to the seals and bring about a permanent end to the seal “hunt.”
Harpseals.org is an all-volunteer organization based in southern California and is the only organization dedicated exclusively to ending the annual massacre of baby harp seals in Canada. Along with In Defense of Animals, based in San Rafael, HSUS, Animal Alliance Canada, and several other organizations, Harpseals.org is educating consumers about the plight of the harp seals in Canada and how Americans can help.