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Day 190: Stop the Brutal Slaughter of Baby Seals

How could I possible skip an email that comes into my inbox with this title ” Stop the Brutal Slaughter of Baby Seals?” I had to open it to take a look because if I could do anything I would. Good news I could – just one click and I could show my support.

Day 190 : Give 190

The Animal Rescue Site gives you endless ways to give. Just one click and you have done your good deed for the day. Vancouver is not only my home but home to amazing wildlife. With the mountains in our backyard and the ocean at our feet we have the opportunity to see so many unique creatures almost every day. Even though I have lived here for years I am always amazed when we see a seal swimming in the ocean. Some days it feels like they are following us on the sea wall as we walk. It gives me and my son a great appreciation for these animals and all wildlife.

I couldn’t imagine not seeing them anymore. I couldn’t imagine slugging one over the head.

Every animal in our ocean and on land deserves to be here, we share this earth together. Our planet needs them to be here to keep our ecological systems in order. This was my chance to have a voice in a petition to our government to help make a change. If 400,000 seals are killed over the course of the year how do you think that effects our oceans? How do you think it effects the seal population. I can’t possibly imagine we need baby seal skins to survive as a human race.

Here is the email I got via The Animal Rescue site. You decide if you can just pass this buy or if you will be part of the change that can save the baby seals.

“Canada’s 2011 commercial harp seal hunt has begun, and the government of Canada has sanctioned the slaughter of 400,000 baby seals.

In a stubborn and defiant challenge to the rights of other countries to say ‘no’ to seal products, the Canadian government continues fighting the EU ban on seal products and ignores the facts. But there is no economic, scientific or ethical argument that can support the shooting, clubbing and skinning of defenseless seal pups.

People have the right to refuse products from Canada’s commercial seal hunt, and the Canadian government should stop aggressively pushing seal products on countries that don’t want them.

Please tell Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper that you will defend your right to say ‘no’ to cruelty. Ask him to listen to the voices of people from around the world and end the seal hunt. Urge him to do the right thing and to protect, not slaughter, Canada’s beautiful wild seals.”

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