Teen Gets Jail Time for Beating Seals
A New Zealand teenager, who pleaded guilty to beating 23 seals to death with a metal pipe, has been sentenced to two years in jail. Jason Godsiff said he killed the seals, including newborn pups, because he considered them “pests.” Another man, Jamaal Large, who has also been charged in the deaths, has not yet been tried.
As appalling as their actions are, even more disturbing is the fact that had these men been in Canada, they would not face any charges. In fact, they would have been encouraged. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper can’t seem to understand what people in New Zealand and all over the world already know: Bludgeoning seals to death is wrong. Despite international outcry and bans on seal products, the Canadian government continues to spend millions of dollars a year to fund their barbaric seal slaughter.
You can help by e-mailing Stephen Harper and letting him know that seals deserve protection everywhere that they are abused.