Posted By: PETA:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (campaign leader)
URGENT: The horrifying, bloody seal
slaughter in Canada has been underway for 4 days. So many baby seals have
already died—we desperately need your help to end this cruelty. Please, make a generous gift today.
Right now, a mother harp seal is giving birth to a
wide-eyed seal pup on the ice floes off the eastern coast of Canada. Just like
our moms, this new mother feels joy as well as a deep sense of responsibility
toward her newborn pup, as the chubby, helpless young seal is still too young to
survive on the ice alone.
After a few weeks, this baby seal will shed his or
her white fur, revealing a shiny "greycoat" underneath. It will then be
legal to kill the seal for his or her skin.
For the last 4 days,
baby seals have been crying out in terror and
pain as Canadian sealers—the last proponents of a shameful, dying
industry—bludgeon them to death with spiked clubs or metal hooks or even shoot
them with high-powered rifles. It is nothing short of a
This suffering must end.
We're so close to stopping the seal slaughter
forever, especially with bans on the sale of seal fur now in place in the U.S.,
the EU, Taiwan, Mexico, and Russia—which had been importing 95 percent of the
pelts from Canada. We can't let the seals down now.