Despite international outrage, the Canadian government continues to allow sealers to beat and skin hundreds of thousands of baby seals every year in the Gulf of St Lawrence between Quebec and Newfoundland. This year’s seal massacre is over, but PETA’s campaign to end the bloodbath once and for all is just beginning and they need your help to keep the pressure on Canadian officials. You can help end the seal slaughter by boycotting a product that is vital to Quebec’s economy: maple syrup! Canada produces approximately 85 percent of the world’s maple syrup, and the United States is its largest customer. By pledging to boycott Canadian maple syrup, you’ll be speaking up for baby seals – for whom life isn’t so sweet – and telling Canadian officials that you won’t buy or use this product until the seal slaughter is stopped.
Help PETA save the seals by pledging to boycott Canadian maple syrup today and asking all your friends and family members to do the same. Email Prime Minister Stephen Harper at [email protected] so he can’t ignore the international outrage over the Canadian commercial seal slaughter. Kudos to PETA for fighting to end this slaughter – the largest and cruelest massacre of marine mammals on earth – and visit their blog, The PETA Files, to stay up to date on the Canadian maple syrup boycott campaign and to learn about more ways to stop the seal slaughter for good.
David Stanley says: July 11, 2009 at 9:45 am
Hemingway, the seal issue is costing the Atlantic Canada seafood industry bigtime with a boycott of Canadian seafood sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and others. Just google Humane Society of the United States and read what they’re saying…. Bad news for Canada. And the profits from the seal hunt are minimal, probably zero when you factor in all the money the government spends supporting the hunt through Coast Guard, diplomacy, etc.
An eco-tourism operation taking high end tourists out to see the seals on the ice flows would be far more profitable. Europeans would line up to go – as long as there wasn’t a hunt underway just over the horizon.
Hemingway Forbes says: July 11, 2009 at 9:42 am
I will buy your theory on fish stock BUT less seals MORE fish of what ever sort you think? I do. Again fish over seals anytime.
As to Harper et al the issue goes back long, long before Harper. Say about 35 years or so back when Trudeau and lot all wanted the Canadians huggy and together? Sure. Quebec still divided. The west doesn’t seem to care and bilingualism has cost probably close to the billions over nothing.
David Stanley says: July 11, 2009 at 9:39 am
Hemingway, it was not the seals who caused cod stocks to crash. It was greedy industrial factory fishing and the incompetence of the DFO. Now the seals are a scapegoat.
I’ve heard that the seals don’t actually feed primarily on cod but on other species which predate on young cod. The DFO knows this but is keeping it quiet to serve their political masters.
So don’t think killing seals will allow you to eat more fish. In fact, within the next few decades all wild fish stocks in our oceans will collapse due to the greed of humans. So if you want to slap your fish on someone’s face, start with stephen harper and danny williams.
Hemingway Forbes says: June 11, 2009 at 11:48 am
I would rather eat salmon, cod et al. Killing seals one can imagine culls the herds and just a few of the wild fish stock get to stay around for our dinner tables. You seem to suggest killing seals is a bad thing? Wrong dude. Maybe the way they are killed can be questioned a bit but not a heck of a lot. Enjoy the fish while we have them or leave them to the continually growing seal population. I chose fish over seals anyday.