Protest against barbaric slaughter of seals in Canada
07 March 2006
A peaceful protest against the continued slaughtering of seals in Canada is due to take place this month outside the Canadian Embassy in Dublin. Hundreds of thousands of the animals are clubbed, shot or hooked to death in what is said to be the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world.
Organised by the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), the protest will take place between 12 noon and 2 pm on Thursday, 23 March 2006 outside the Canadian Embassy, 65 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. For more information, contact ARAN on 087-6275579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A map showing the location of the embassy can be viewed on the Canada Ireland website.
ICABS has this week renewed its call on the Canadian authorities to act to stop the country's internationally condemned slaughter.
Among the high-profile supporters of campaigns to save the seals are Kim Bassinger, Juliette Binoche, Brigitte Bardot, Martin Sheen, Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyvor/StarGate), the Dalai Lama, Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney.
ICABS Action Item
If you are unable to attend the protest in Dublin, please register your opposition to the seal slaughter by contacting the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and the new Canadian Prime Minister. Thank you.
Canadian Ambassador to Ireland
Tel: (01) 417 4136
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Fax: (001) 613-941-6900
I am writing to register my opposition to the continued slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals in Canada. This brutal assault on the seal population is a terrible reflection on your country - the unfortunate animals are mercilessly shot, clubbed over the head or hooked to death. I implore you to intervene to bring this barbarism to an end.
Thank you. I look forward to your positive reply.
Seal Slaughter: More information
To learn more about the brutality of Canada's seal slaughter, visit the "Stop The Seal Hunt" website at www.stopthesealhunt.com.
Seal Slaughter: Petition
Click on the link to sign a Humane Society of the United States petition