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Baby Seals Slaughter: A Never-Ending Story?

The following gruesome numbers have been made public by PeTA:

  • 33,600: the number of seals who have been slaughtered so far this year on the ice floes off Canada’s east coast
  • 400,000: the number of harp seals allowed to be killed in this year’s commercial seal slaughter

Here is more information:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sheryl-fink/atlantic-seal-hunt_b_9611848.html

Canadian Seal Slaughter

http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php

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Seal Hunt 2015

Many of you have probably signed petitions or campaigned against the slaughter of the seals this year. Sadly, this gruesome “tradition” of murdering the youngest seals for their beautiful coats is still being done.

The Humane Society of the United States has given this update:

“This year’s hunt started slowly, with only one quarter as many boats as last year setting out for the ice floes. Unfortunately, within a few days the hunt began, and we began recording.

Although 27,000 seals have been killed so far this year, 42,000 were killed in the same time frame last year — and 77,000 in as many days in 2013. The sealers know that the images we document are shutting their industry down. Often, they simply stop hunting when they see us — our presence saves lives.

This year, the Canadian Sealers Association announced that they are scaling back their sealing operations because of economic hardship. And for the first time in decades, the largest seal fur processor in Canada refused to purchase skins because their unsold stock was too large. It has never been clearer that the sealing industry is dying.”

Please continue with your your protests. Even if this year´s slaughter could not be stopped the more people speak up the better the chances are for next year.

You can read more here:

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/seal_hunt/

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/canada-seal-hunt/

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Clubbing Has a Terrifying Second Meaning

photo: HSI

photo: HSI

If you thought seals would be safe this year since there are hardly any states left that would import the skins of baby seals, sadly, this is not true. Canada has – again – allowed the killing of seals for their white fur. And clubbing them to death is the method of choice to preserve the pristine quality of the animal skins.

“Right now, we are flying off the coast of Newfoundland, ready to document, as fishermen shoot and club these helpless seal pups to death for their fur.

Hundreds of seals have already died on Canada’s ice floes, and it’s absolutely heartbreaking.”

Please read more here, sign the petition, share it:

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/seal_hunt/

http://www.canadasshame.com/Why.aspx

http://www.hsi.org/issues/protect_seals/

http://www.harpseals.org/index.php

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=76595A7E1A0E9813998E749609088648.app322b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6815&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha041015

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Sea Creatures and Their Hearing

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Noise pollution is not only an issue above the water but more and more below the water, too. Many creatures of the oceans have had to adapt to the interference of noise but not always successfully. A new threat is the seismic blasting that takes place in several different regions of the Atlantic. Warnings have come up over the past few years, but so far no one has stepped up and stopped this new torture on animals.

Since “Companies are lining up to begin seismic blasting in the Atlantic. This precursor to offshore oil drilling subjects the marine environment to dynamite-like sound blasts that can go on for weeks on end. The result? As many as 138,000 dolphins and whales could suffer injury or possibly even death.”

You can read more here: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2015/150305.asp http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/02/140228-atlantic-seismic-whales-mammals/ http://oceana.org/publications/reports/deaf-whale-dead-whale-seismic-airgun-testing-oil-and-gas-threatens-marine-life

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Where Does Your Trash Go?

Photo: Adam Ratner, Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Adam Ratner, Marine Mammal Center

If you have been on the coast lately you will have noticed that with the waves rolling onto shore come all sorts of trash. Walking along a beach there are no longer only shells and pebbles you find, but all sorts of trash. And most of this is deadly for the animals who live in the water or next to it.

“Spiderpig, a young California sea lion with a severe entanglement injury, demonstrates how damaging the problem of ocean trash can be. He recently arrived at The Marine Mammal Center, just in time to show the importance of Coastal Cleanup Day.”

Coastal Cleanup Day is September 20th, 2014. So no matter what coast you are on on that day, please go help and collect as much trash as you can.

To read more about Spiderpig and Coastal Cleanup Day please read here

http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/News-Room/2014-news-archives/spiderpig.html

http://www.healthebay.org/volunteer/coastal-cleanup-day-1

http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/

 

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Close Relationship Between Seafood and Seal Murder

Photo:HSUS

Photo:HSUS

Why is eating fish related to the yearly murder of thousands of young seals? Fishermen do not make enough money with fishing so they get offered another “job” that pays their rent, and that is killing thousands of young seals by smashing in their heads to save their precious fur for sale.

“When you purchase Canadian Seafood, you support a brutal commercial industry kept in business by the slaughter of seals. Sealers are fishermen first, and in fact only 5% of their income comes from sealing! The rest comes from exporting seafood to countries like the United States. Despite the small profit margin, the Canadian fishing industry refuses to end this bloody practice. Even Canada’s Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans won’t move to shut down seal hunting until the fishing industry asks it to.”

Please read more and sign the petitions

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/seal_hunt/tips/boycott.html

http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/petition/HSUS-CanadaSeals?origin=ETA_081114_HSUS-CanadaSeals_f&utm_source=email&utm_medium=animalsta&utm_campaign=HSUS-CanadaSeals&utm_term=20140811&utm_content=_f

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Exercising for the Seals

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

A fun event for all who like to support a good cause and be active at the same time will take place on August 16th, 2014:

“Countdown to the Starting Line!

The Marine Mammal Center’s 30th Anniversary Run for the Seals is just around the corner now, on Saturday, August 16, 2014! We hope to see you at the starting line!”

If you are in the San Francisco area that weekend join in on the fun.

Please read more and sign up here:

http://tmmc.marinemammalcenter.org/site/TR/Events/RunfortheSeals?fr_id=1080&pg=entry

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