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04/26/13: Earlier this week, the European Union's General Court upheld the EU ban on the commercial trade of seal products. The victory comes just before the World Trade Organizations hosts a second round of hearings to determine the legality of the ban according to international trade rules. The EU ban demonstrates the general lack of demand for seal products and denies one more market to an already collapsing industry. Continue to call on Canada to end this cruel and unnecessary practice.
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In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Canada's seals have been killed in annual "seal hunts". The hunters beat helpless baby seals to death with clubs. The fishermen who perform these hunts make an average of one-twentieth of their incomes from seal hunting — this is not their livelihood.

The hunt starts again every April. We cannot allow this savage cruelty to continue. Sign the petition below telling Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to put an end to Canada's seal massacre.

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Dear Prime Minister Harper:

I am outraged at Canada's bloody commercial slaughter of innocent seals. Each year, these precious creatures fall prey to the hands of selfish hunters—fisherman who use rifles and clubs to beat and kill seals. Baby seals are often the first to be targeted.

It's bad enough that seals are facing new challenges with global warming depleting their environment and food resources. The seal population is suffering greatly as a result of climate change, yet Canadian seal hunters pay no mind and forge ahead with their inhumane and savage attacks.

What's worse is that seals are being killed mainly so that their pelts can be sold to fashion houses. The fishermen who perform these hunts make an average of one-twentieth of their incomes from seal hunting—this is not their livelihood, and they have no regard for the future of the seals or what their actions could mean for the future of our planet.

We have a responsibility to take care of our environment and the creatures that inhabit it. The Canadian seal slaughter demonstrates some of the most environmentally unsustainable and blatantly inhumane actions imaginable. We cannot allow this savage practice to continue. Please take the necessary steps to ensure this barbaric hunt comes to a halt, permanently.

Petition Signatures

Jul 29, 2014 Maretta Colvin
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 KARIN MAHER
Jul 29, 2014 Rebecca White
Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 29, 2014 Debbie Nelson
Jul 29, 2014 Ann Larcombe
Jul 28, 2014 catherine jobling
Jul 28, 2014 Pimpatra Apichachaipong
Jul 28, 2014 Teresa Evans
Jul 28, 2014 lynn woods I live in Canada and am sick to know that something as barbaric as this goes on in this these people have no respect for life or humanity get Harper to some this killing
Jul 28, 2014 Carole Morrad
Jul 28, 2014 Élida Gomes Kobi
Jul 28, 2014 bjoern mannsfeld
Jul 28, 2014 Lauren Finkelstein
Jul 28, 2014 Audrey Reynolds Stop this ugly bloodbath. It seems few folks have any respect or compassion for anything anymore.
Jul 28, 2014 Carrie Eller
Jul 28, 2014 Tracy McCardle
Jul 28, 2014 Joan Bechtel People who slaughter seals should be hunted down themselves.
Jul 28, 2014 Barbara Britz
Jul 28, 2014 wayne middleton
Jul 28, 2014 Amanda Swanson Stop these disgraceful acts. It just goes to show how in humane people really are. It's just not right
Jul 28, 2014 toni chir
Jul 28, 2014 Sandra Stofan
Jul 28, 2014 Jennifer Swedberg
Jul 28, 2014 Diana Ciolli Stop these disgraceful acts. It just goes to show how in humane people really are. It's just not right
Jul 28, 2014 KAthleen Bear Please stop this hurtful nonhumane practice. Surely more evolved than this. What else can we do!
Jul 28, 2014 Donna Parente
Jul 28, 2014 Lisa Tolsma
Jul 27, 2014 Rosemary Blanton
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Emily Moreno
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 julie gergash Come on Canada...give it up. You are a disgrace.
Jul 27, 2014 Janet May-Taylor
Jul 27, 2014 hazel mckeown
Jul 27, 2014 Sonya Baturina
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 27, 2014 dana f
Jul 27, 2014 Christine Mikalson I used to visit Victoria every year. I will never spend another dollar in Canada again until this cruelty ends.
Jul 26, 2014 Kelli Carter
Jul 26, 2014 Margarita Solis
Jul 26, 2014 Amanda Mikalson
Jul 26, 2014 marlena ouraha
Jul 26, 2014 sabine huber
Jul 26, 2014 Bonnie Grove
Jul 26, 2014 cynthia rup
Jul 26, 2014 Judit Kacso

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