Did you know that during Canada’s annual war on seals, sealers routinely hook live seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth to avoid damaging the fur, and then drag the bloody, mangled seals across the ice? Many of these gentle, young creatures may not even have eaten their first solid meal or taken their first swim before they are slaughtered for their skin.
The hunters want you to think that that killing these animals is crucial to their survival—but it’s not. (And would clubbing an animal to death ever be excusable anyway?) The seal slaughter is a way for fisherman to get a little bit of extra money during the off season—and every year, thousands of seals pay the ultimate price with their lives. That extra money is dwindling, as countries all over the world ban the import of seal fur—but seals still need your voice!
March 15, 2010 is the International Day of Action for Seals, and throughout the next few weeks, we’re going to be giving you ideas on how YOU can speak up for the seals who are on the ice right now. These seals have no idea that in a few short months, fisherman will appear with their clubs to bludgeon them to death—all for a little extra cash.
RSVP to our International Day of Action for Seals event on Facebook now to get all of the updates and stay up to date with our seal slaughter campaign.