The group Harpseals.org calls animal advocates to action today in order to give a voice to seals and let the Canadian government to ‘Move On.’ Through an email campaign letter, the seal defending activists ask for people to contact their Member of Parliament and inform them that the seal hunt needs to end now. It also provides the telephone number to call Prime Minister Harper and let him know that the world is ashamed of the Canadian seal hunt.
The world has said 'No' to the bloody pelts stolen from defenseless harp seal pups. Now, it's time for Canada to accept the world's condemnation of this massacre and 'Move On'.
"Move on" past supporting a dying industry and a black eye of shame for Canada.
"Move on" to fund a buyout of sealing licenses.
"Move on" to support training for the fishermen/ sealers in ethical and sustainable work.
"Move on" to stop blaming seals for the problems caused by fisheries mismanagement.
"Move on" to stop mismanaging the oceans.
The website includes a map with locations where protests will take place. It is sad to inform that only two protests are marked down and being recognized by harpseals.org.
The following are the protests in Canada that will be held in conjunction with Harpseals.org
Halifax's International Day of Action for Seals
Join Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition on Saturday, March 16th to mark International Day of Action for Seals. The rally will be held from 12 - 2 pm at the Main Gates of Public Gardens, at the corner of Spring Garden and South Park Street, Halifax.
Nanaimo Seal Hunt Protest
On Saturday, March 16, 2013, the Vancouver Island Animal Defense League will demonstrate against the Canadian commercial seal hunt beside the old Island Highway in Nanaimo, BC.
The group Resistance Animale will be holding a protest on the same day in Montreal, Quebec. Although the protest is not linked to the actions of Harpseals.org, the event is to take place at Place des Arts and invites all animal advocates to join and support the event. Maxime Ginolin, has been invited as guest speaker. To join the event click here
The group KARA had thought of joining efforts with IFAW in a protest to support International Day of Action for Seals. However, IFAW decided to halt the protests due to the launch of a new project that will help advocates to continue to spread the word on the dying industry of the seal hunt. KARA invites everyone to like their Facebook page in order to dedicate a day of relevant information regarding the seal hunt.
Remember harpseals.org urges for people to call
Right Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister: 613-992-4211
Hon. Keith Ashfield, Fisheries Minister: 613-992-1067
Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade: 613-995-0183
Canadians, please call the Parliament switchboard toll-free (Canada): 1-866-599-4999 and request to speak to your MP as well. You can also find your MP's contact number here.
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