Stop Hunters From Slaughtering Seal Mothers

Target: Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Goal: End inhumane seal hunting in Canada.

Commercial seal slaughter in Canada opened two weeks early this year, despite the unsettling fact that mother seals are presumably still nursing their pups during this time. Allowing newborn seal pups and their mothers to be brutally murdered for profit is disgusting and the Canadian government must not put money over morals. Demand the commercial seal hunt be stopped once and for all to save these innocent creatures.

The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans doesn’t usually open the Newfoundland commercial seal hunt until after seal pups have been weaned, although even this is still a gross crime of unnecessary animal cruelty. A company called PhocaLux lobbied the Canadian government to open the seal hunt early this year in order to hunt adult seals for their meat and for oil.

Canada has said that PhocaLux can’t take seals from the areas where mothers give birth and take care of their babies, but the lines are blurry on what constitutes these areas, making it easier for hunters to kill nursing mothers without consequences. This would leave baby seals abandoned to starve to death.

Seals are often shot in the face, clubbed to death or impaled with sharp picks. This bloody and violent cruelty must end. Demand the Canadian government end the appalling commercial seal hunt once and for all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister LeBlanc,

Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. This is absolutely shameful. This slaughter is inhumane and destroys ecosystems and the families of innocent animals. To say that this bloody hunt is “sustainable” and “an important economic and cultural activity” is sickening.

Being paid out by companies to allow the death of precious creatures is absolutely wrong. I demand you put morals and animals’ lives above profit and end the commercial seal hunt in your country.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Luca Venturi

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18 Comments

  1. It’s just horrifying that Canada – my country, I am ashamed to say – is continuing unabated with their support and promotion of the sadistic seal hunts. The fact that they are beginning 2 weeks early this year, while the babies are still nursing, is even more horrifying, and unconscionable.
    Prime Minister Trudeau and his ilk have sold out these beautiful animals to PhocaLux, the horrible company run by conscienceless, sadistic and greedy people.
    This seal hunt should be stopped immediately and permanently. It is beyond cruel and barbaric. The world is watching and waiting.

  2. Anne Moeller says:

    This is Not hunting it is MURDER !And must be stopped Now! The only thing to shoot any wildlife with is with a camera!!

  3. YES, IT IS MURDER!!!! CANADA NEEDS TO STOP THIS CRIME NOW!!!! WE NEED TO CHANGE AND IT´S TIME TO EVOLVE!!! THIS CRUELTY PROMOTES VIOLENCE BETWEEN US. WE MUST BE MORE SENSITIVE, MORE COMPASSIVE AND BETTER HUMAN BEINGS.

  4. Lets recap. We need to kill deer because they eat our apples. We need to kill wolves because they take livestock. We need to kill bears because humans cant go camping. We need to kill seals because…hmmmm…… I forget what crime they committed against humans. Its probably something simple like …..breathing.

  5. Wendy Morrison says:

    STOP SLAUGHTERING SEALS’MOTHERS AND ALL OTHERS SEALS AND ANIMALS!!

  6. Stop the cruel abusive inhumane slaughter of mother seals leaving their nursing cubs to starve to death. Stop The Under!

  7. THE WORLD IS WATCHING AND TO STOP THESE HORRIFIC SLAUGHTERS OF SEALS AND THEIR BABIES WE WILL ALL BOYCOTT CANADA.

    YUP, BOYCOTT CANADA…..THEIR PRODUCTS….SO NO VACATIONING IN CANADA, NO BUYING THEIR SEA FOOD OR ANYTHING ELSE AND DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THEM EITHER.

    THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND STOP THESE SLAUGHTERS.

  8. This inhumane and deplorable slaughter has been ongoing for far too long. Now they want to make it even more horrific? What in the hell is wrong with you
    Canada??? Stop the murdering of these innocent, precious seals! The entire world looks down on you and will continue to do so until late this blatant cruelty ends!!!

  9. Beth Marie says:

    Barbarians! Total GREED! Canada should be ashamed of this ongoing cruelty.

  10. SHAME ON YOU HUMANS !! BIG SIN MURDER INNOCENT ANIMALS. EVERY DROPS OF ITS BLOOD ARE SINS WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK IN HEAVEN!! WAIT FOR THE JUDGEMENT DAY!! KILLING INNOCENT’S LIFE !!! HOW SINFUL U HUMAN BEINGS INDEED ???

  11. Kathryn Irby says:

    No more slaughtering/killing/murdering of Seals!!! Unacceptable and Inhumane!!!! Stop It NOW!!!

  12. BAN THE CRUEL SEAL HUNTS FOR GOOD NOW.

  13. Julie Bates says:

    Shame shame shame on Canada ….I am ashamed to be Canadian….why are we becoming like the rest of the greedy $$$$$$ hungry chasing nations??? We are wilderness,sea,open lands…..did I got LIBERALS FOR THIS SHAME???

    • It’s not only the Liberals. For many many years, as Canada has switched back and forth between Liberal and Conservative rule, the barbaric seal hunts have continued. Both governments have consistently ignored massive protests and many petitions about this important issue.
      I think maybe O Olon (commenter above) is right. Other countries need to boycott Canada. I say this even though I live in Canada. Money is the only language these people – governments – understand.

  14. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗?

  15. This is showing the world that Canada supports abuse and cruelty and for a country that opens its doors to immigrants, this is hypocritical and setting a very bad example. Clean up your act Canadian government and show the world that we are beautiful and caring country!

  16. This is one issue that really deserves some true facts. Yes, the images of the process can be upsetting, but the fact of the matter is that a killing with a spike to the brain is the fastest way of killing an animal. Few animals even have the capability to twitch.

    Abattoirs use a very similar method for the beef roast, or bacon that you eat. Even if you’re a vegetarian, animal products are used in makeup, leather products, grooming products, cleaners, fertilizers and more things around your car and home, than you could ever imagine.

    Additionally, the men doing this work are unemployed fishermen, in an area of Canada, that has a 25% sales tax, including GST. The seal hunt is the only method of control available, to reduce the fish eaten by the seal populations, that are already, at an all time low.

    When I come onto this site, I aim for those cases that are deliberate, malicious, animal abuse, or for those cases where animal poaching is decimating a species population. I am a hunter and when I hunt, it’s for meat to feed myself.

    Unless you have all the facts, don’t try to hurt those, that are simply trying to survive and feed their families.

  17. Canada, of course! Murdering animals, what else? You don’t have to kill anything in order to survive! Stop!

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