Goal: Thank the well-known musician and vegan for his efforts to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt
Former lead vocalist for The Smiths and long-time vegan Morrissey is once again using his celebrity to help further a worthwhile cause. The musician recently wrote a passionate blog post condemning Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea for failing to halt the annual Canadian seal hunt, and even referred to the commercial seal hunt as “Canada’s carnival of death.”
In the post titled “This Sorrowful Canada,” Morrissey rebuffs Minister Shea’s claims that shooting baby seals with high-powered rifles is a humane way of killing them, saying, “Is this a death that Gail Shea would wish for herself? Would it make her happy to be shot by a high-powered rifle?” Morrissey goes on to state that the country’s poor image is due entirely to its greedy and barbaric slaughter of seals, and that “…it is dismaying to witness such ignorance in 2014.”
While often criticized for his unwavering views on animal rights, Morrissey’s continued devotion to the protection of wildlife is incredibly admirable and he should be commended for his protestations against the slaughter of seals. By signing this petition, you will be thanking Morrissey for his continued animal rights activism and encouraging him to do everything he can to continue to spread awareness of Canada’s cruel seal hunt.
I am writing to thank you for your unwavering efforts to raise awareness and hopefully end Canada’s annual seal hunt. The country’s inhumane murder of such majestic wildlife has no place in modern society, and your continued work to eventually ban this cruel practice is incredibly admirable and much appreciated.
As you know, Europe’s continued ban on seal products combined with China’s recent refusal to sell Canadian seal meat have been huge blows to this barbaric industry. With continued protestations from intelligent, vocal animal rights activists such as yourself, it is my belief that the annual commercial seal hunt may soon end for good.
Please continue to do everything in your power to help permanently end Canada’s commercial seal hunt by spreading awareness and standing up against those in favor of this barbaric and heartless practice.
[Your Name Here]
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