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Monday, 23 October 2017

MFOA to Join Canadian Seafood Boycott
Written by Robert Fisk   
Saturday, 04 February 2006
There are few forms of animal cruelty that exceed the brutality of the annual Canadian seal hunt. We have all seen the horrific pictures of baby seals being clubbed to death and often skinned alive. Despite global opposition and years of protest more than 317,000 harp seals were killed for their fur in 2005, bringing the three year total to over a million seals. The Canadian government has used many lines of “reasoning” --- all unreasonable and flawed --- to attempt to justify the slaughter. A number of national animal protection organizations have joined together to push for a boycott of Canadian seafood.

Maine is the closest U.S. state to this killing, therefore MFOA feels we should be as active as we can by joining the boycott. We are going to contact Maine restaurants to encourage them to join this boycott. The list of targeted companies are available online at BoycottCanadianSeafood.net. This would politically also help Maine seafood sellers. Once we have collected as many restaurants as we can to join the boycott, MFOA will place ads in the six Maine daily newspapers listing the restaurants that have joined the boycott. MFOA will also use the ad to educate the Maine public of this terribly inhumane slaughter that Maine citizens should encourage the Canadian government to end.

How You Can Help

Please send us a list of restaurants in your community that serve seafood and their addresses. MFOA will send them a packet of information and a request to join the boycott. Even better if you would like to approach the restaurant owner yourself we will send the packets directly to you. In one of our newsletters we will publish a list of the boycotting restaurants, and the MFOA members who were responsible for bringing us restaurants that have joined the boycott. Please send us your list today. If you had plans to visit Canada this year for vacation, consider an alternative vacation destination and write the Canadian government of your decision. Once again targeting a financial loss by continuing this practice.
 
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