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March 17, 2012 is the DAY OF ACTION for SEALS in Canada.
Despite the disappearance of the market for Canadian seal products, and the plethora of international boycotts against the largest massacre of marine mammals on the planet, Stephen Harper plans to implement what amounts to a bounty on East Coast seals this year. 100s of thousands of 14 day old baby seals will be hacked, bludgeoned, and shot to death or left to die from their injuries on the ice or in the water.
Even the sealers want out of this one. The president of the Canadian Sealers' Association indicated that there was already a stockpile of over 400,000 seal pelts and room for no more. Seals killed this year would be left to rot on the ice or in the water. Sealers would receive a bounty for every life taken, but the seals will not be used for meat or clothing.
Join us in demanding an end to the horror that is the Canadian seal hunt, stand with us at the protests, or send an email to Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield at firstname.lastname@example.org and demand a halt to this horrific assault on juvenile wildlife.
If you want to organize an event in your community, please feel free to use the images above for posters. Let us know if you are having an event and we will share the information.
Organizations in the mix include:
Humane Society International, Atlantic Anti-Sealing Coalition, Ottawa Animal Defense Group, International Fund for Animal Welfare and many more.
LIST OF CONFIRMED DEMONSTRATIONS: Confirmed demos for Day of Action for Seals: Saturday March 17 2012
Ottawa - Parliament Hill, speaker Senator Mac Harb, proponent of Bill S-207 (a bill to end commercial sealing) will discuss current issues around sealing, Green Party of Canada will speak on proposal to buy out industry and stop commercial hunt, and a bilingual presentation from Roslyn Cassells, Canada's first elected Green, and Elianne Gauthier, local animal activist. Street theatre and other speakers TBA. Contact email@example.com or see our event link at: http://www.facebook.com/events/273607872713558/
CONFIRMED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS: you can link back through the Ottawa protest to our worldwide event page Day of Action for Seals March 17 Worldwide for all confirmed protests. At this moment here are the ones we know about:
Minnesotans are planning a seal demo 3/17, 11:30am-1pm. in front of Canadian Consulate General - Minneapolis - 701 Fourth Avenue South! Come and join us!
SAN DIEGO, California Seal Beach, 850 Coast Blvd La Jolla San Diego , California 92037. https://www.facebook.com/events/326553037395179/
MELBOURNE Australia Bourke Street Mall. 14 March at 12:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/291425424255853/
New York City, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/232946133465468/
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(Exhibitor Hall 3D & 3E)
(Trade and Consumer Seminars in Hall 1E)
London, UK. Earthrace. Outside Namibia High Commission. Link to event
Belgium, Brussels. Organised by Bite Back. Date: 14th March Location: Outside the Namibian Embassy https://www.facebook.com/events/262815183789353/
South Africa, Cape Town. Date: 14th March Location: Lower Heerengracht Street CBD link to event https://www.facebook.com/events/210060432426397/
South Africa, Durban. Dick King Statue. 17th March Here is a link to the eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/243636379052704/?ref=ts
Denver, Colarado. Details not finalised as yet, but here is a link to the event
Boston MA. Exact details TBA. Here is the link to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/386106921404456/