The annual Canadian seal hunt is set to begin in a few weeks. Maybe this year, Canadian officials will speak out in protest and begin the process of banning this brutal activity, which causes suffering of innocent animals.
Not only do the dying suffer the brutal actions of seal hunters but baby seals not clubbed to death often starve when their mothers are killed. Also, according to investigating animal welfare groups, many baby and adult seals are not killed instantaneously by hunters; these animals are then typically beaten repeatedly or are skinned alive.
Urge the Canadian government to end seal hunts and work to find more viable and humane sources of income for the country. By banning these hunts, these officials will be demonstrating their compassion, which will serve as a testament to their concern for the well-being of wildlife. In addition, such an action will go far in fostering a public understanding and respect for wildlife in general.
The Honorable Stephen Harper
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2