Anti-Sealing Rally in Nanaimo

Despite heavy rain, over 50 activists and concerned individuals from Vancouver Island and beyond gathered in the Lions Pavilion at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on Saturday, February 13, 2010, to protest the Canadian commercial seal slaughter. The speakers were Bruce Foerster, Marley Daviduk, Sheryl Fink, Ericka Ceballos, and Dr. Inge Bolin. Although the bad weather limited turnout, Sparky the Seal, the IFAW’s giant mascot, was there. This rally brought home to all present the importance of redoubling our efforts to prevent the brutal slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seal pups in eastern Canada.