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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Help MFOA Support the Ending of the Cruel Slaughter of Canadian Seal Pups
Written by Robert Fisk   
Tuesday, 30 January 2007
Maine Friends of Animals is asking its members and animal protection activists in Maine to please support its effort in ending one of the most egregious forms of animal cruelty, which is now being perpetrated by the Canadian government’s sanctioning of the annual slaughter of over 300,000 harp or hooked seal pups. Maine being the closest American state to this extremely inhumane hunt must support a complete ban on this brutal practice for fur. MFOA’s strategy is political and financial in nature and needs your support. Three ways you can help MFOA in this effort:

 

ACTION #1

Support MFOA’s Joint Resolution before the Maine legislature by contacting your State Representative and Senator to support LR 2093. Find contact information on your legislators by going to http://janus.state.me.us/house/townlist.htm.  Follow up with a letter to the editor in your local newspaper.

JOINT RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO END ITS SANCTIONING OF THE ANNUAL SEAL PUP HUNT

• WHEREAS, Maine being the state closest to New Brunswick and the Canadian Maritime Providences, sharing a common border and the Atlantic Ocean; and

• WHEREAS, the Canadian commercial seal hunt is the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals in the world; and

• WHEREAS, the annual shooting, clubbing and often live skinning of 300,000 seal pups in front of their mothers has outraged much of the international community, including the European Union banning all trade in harp and hooked seal products, and the international effort to boycott Canadian seafood products; and

• WHEREAS, the slaughter is done mainly for unessential needs and vanity as a luxury fur item, and therefore is unnecessary; and

• WHEREAS, Maine citizens believe in the humane treatment of animals; and

• WHEREAS, the Canadian government once banned this practice, but then removed the ban, which has resulted in the brutal death of over 1,000,000 seal pups; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED: That We, the members of the One Hundred and Twenty-third Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, be resolved that the State of Maine calls on the government of Canada to end its sanctioning of the annual baby seal hunt. 

— Sponsored by Maine Friends of Animals

Action #2

Support the international call to boycott the sale of Canadian seafood products. MFOA is working with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in opposing the seal hunt. Go to www.seashepherd.org to support the boycott.  In addition, MFOA is recognizing Maine restaurants that have agreed to support the ban on Canadian seafood products. Contact your local restaurants and ask if they will support the boycott, then contact MFOA so the restaurant can be recognized with a plaque and in a MFOA press release.   

Action #3

Support a tourism boycott of Canadian Maritime Providences where the slaughter takes place (Nova Scotia, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and especially New Brunswick) by letting the Canadian government officials know you will not visit Canada, and will find alternative travel plans until the slaughter is banned. Send your letter that you are boycotting Canadian travel to the Prime Minister of the Canadian Government and copies to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Maritime Providence’s tourism bureaus.

Please write

The Right Honorable Steven Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street Ottawa,
ON K1A OA2
Canada
613-992-6900

The Honorable Loyola Hearn
Minister of Fisheries & Oceans
House of Commons Parliament Buildings,
Wellington Street Canada
Ottawa, K1A OA6
Canada

New Brunswick Department of Tourism
P.O. Box 12345
Campbellton, NB E3N 3T6
Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism
P.O. Box 8700
St. John NL A1B 4J6
Canada

Quebec Department of Tourism
P.O. Box 979
Montreal, Quebec H3C 2W3
Canada

Please Write, but if you only have time to email, send it to the Canadian Prime Minister’s office at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , and the Canadian Minister of Fisheries and Oceans at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 
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