It started yesterday. Mass killings. Reportedly, 9,500 baby seals were brutally killed in just one day. According to the Humane Society of The United States, sealers made their way into the harp seal nursery off Canada's east coast and began the work of clubbing to death weeks-old pups—some who haven't even learned to swim or eaten their first solid meal.
The annual commercial seal hunt has begun, and sealers will club or shoot
up to 280,000 baby harp seals by the time it's over. The animals are being killed for their fur—victims of a heartless industry that puts fashion whims before compassion.
We can make a difference. Write letters to the Canadian government telling them that the seal slaughter must stop, persuade local grocers and restaurants to boycott Canadian seafood (Commercial seal hunting is an off-season activity conducted over just a few days by a few thousand fishermen from Canada's east coast), and share information about the Canadian seal slaughter with your family and friends. To find out more, go to http://www.hsus.org/protectseals.html or www.PETA.org.