Target: Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Goal: Punish fishermen who allegedly beat a baby seal to death.
Three Canadian fishermen reportedly posted a video online of them beating a baby seal to death. The seal has white fur, which means he is very young and probably only a few days old. When seals still have white fur, it is illegal to kill them but that apparently didn’t stop the fishermen from doing so.
In the video, you can see one fisherman kicking the seal in the head while the others laugh. The video does not show the seal dying, but the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans has reported that the seal did die.
Sign this petition and demand that the fishermen shown in the video are punished to the fullest extent of the law, if they are found guilty for this horrific crime. Not only was this death incredibly cruel, barbaric and illegal, but it was also unnecessary.
Dear Minister LeBlanc,
Recently three fishermen, Mark Allan MacKenzie, Jay Alexander Jenkins and Brendon Dougles James Porter, allegedly posted a video of them beating a baby seal to death. The seal still had white fur, which makes it illegal to kill since it was likely only a few days old.
The video is very disturbing to watch. You can see one fisherman kicking the seal in the head while the others laugh. The video does not show the seal dying, but the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed the seal’s death.
This act was not only illegal but incredibly barbaric and cruel. Do not let this seal’s unnecessary death go unnoticed. Please punish these men to the fullest extent of the law if they are found guilty of this horrific crime.
[Your Nam Here]
Photo credit: Ville Miettinen