CHARLOTTETOWN, Canada, March 23, 2009
It is that time of year again when Canada is thrust into the international spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Canada's commercial seal hunt is the largest hunt for marine mammals in the world. Sealers are allowed to kill 280,000 harp seal pups this year, provided they have begun to molt their white coats, which occurs when the animals are about two weeks old.
This image above is that of a harp seal with its skull crushed by the clubs the hunters first swing to immobilize the seal. The hunters then skin the seal on the pristine white snow. It has been well documented that some of these seal pups are STILL ALIVE when the hunters begin to hack and slice their skin off then leave them to finally die a ravaged inhumane death.
We here at Oceanic Defence are embarrassed to be Canadians and call on all citizens of the world to ban ALL CANADIAN PRODUCTS until Stephen Harper outlaws this barbaric hunt. We are hoping Canada follows Russia's recent ban.
CLICK HERE HELP STOP THE HUNT. SUPPORT THE HARP SEAL BILL
To learn more about IFAW's efforts to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt, visit www.stopthesealhunt.org | www.ifaw.org
at 7:31 PM Posted by Oceanic Defense