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New York City Rally to End Canada's Seal Hunt

March 15, 2005 | Seals

In the coming days, Canadian seal hunters will proceed to club and kill more than 350,000 harp and hooded seal pups on the ice floes off Newfoundland’s coast. On March 15, more than two hundred activists rallied in front of the office of the Canadian Consulate General in midtown Manhattan to call for an end to this hunt.

Using three videotape monitors, leaflets and petition postcards, Friends of Animals members and supporters educated thousands of New York residents. We urged them to call upon Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Consulate General Pamela Wallin to end the hunt.

Seal Protest

Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals, stated, “The seal kill cannot be morally justified. Seals are not resources or commodities to be traded for convenience or profit; they’re entitled to be left alone. We deplore the seal hunt for the suffering and death it imposes on every single seal.”

We will continue to hold leafletings and protests at the Canadian Consulate General until the government of Canada puts an end to the hunt. If you would like to be informed of such events in New York, contact Edita Birnkrant at (212) 247-8120, or by email at edita@friendsofanimals.org .

Please urge Canadian Consulate General Pamela Wallin and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to end the seal hunt now:

**Pamela Wallin, Canadian Consulate General**
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, United States 10020-1175
Telephone: 1-212-596-1628
Facsimile: 1-212-596-1790

**The Right Honourable Paul Martin Prime Minister**
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa Ontario Canada K1A 0A2
Facsimile: 1.613.941.6900

Comments

it is wrong

Even though I'm from Canada, I'm ashamed that Canada is doing seal hunting, It is horrible, well even in Ukraine where I'm living now I'm still ashamed that Canada is doing that! I vote that seal hunting should stop!!!

Does anybody know if there will be any more protests for Red Lobster? During the summer over 40 people showed up at my local Red Lobster and we got people to leave! [Blog editors' note: Really? People decided that it would not be right to deprive lobsters of their lives?]

You know, I am from the South and there aren't alot of people down here who are even aware of what is going on with these seals. I saw the ad in a Good Housekeeping magazine and I have been haunted by the picture or that sweet seal pup ever since. It made me think of my own pets and I can't believe anyone would ever think of those creatures as being anything but beautiful. I can't imagine what kind of MONSTER it would take to even have the thought to harm such a delightful little puff, muchless, actually striking them with a blunt object and robbing them of their own skin. We don't own this world, we belong to it. And I am sickened by the lack of respect that alot of humans show to other living, feeling beings

This is a DISGRACE!! How can they do this do these poor animals. It's not like they did any harm to us. I was just flipping threw my mom's Good Housekeeping magazine and i found this cute little pup on it and i read the passage that was underneath the picture, and i could NOT believe what i had read! These pups should have a chance to grow up and grow old.

Canada is a great country. Although I do not live near Newfoundland, I believe there is nothing wrong with seal hunting. All the rest of you are full of %&@#! I think all of you at friends of animals should quit wasting everyone's time and money but getting real jobs.

To those people who have been killing those seals.Who gave you the right to.If it was you who were being clubbed to death,would you be in an agony? Would you plead for your life? Those seals have the right to live in this world too.Just leave them alone.

May the maple leaf no longer be the crimson splash of blood as the hakapik nail of steel slams into the skull of a seal GOD STOP THE HUNT NOW

Regarding Louis Knaus comments about nothing being wrong with seal hunting. Because of selfish beings like you animals are getting murdered and forests are being destroyed. The Earth was created equally for all living creatures. Who are we to decide who lives or dies. All we are is dust in the wind...

Canada is still killing seals?''really''wow canada should be ashamed for killing seals.Well that is murder if you know Canada!!!!!Please just stop killing those pooor little creatures!!! thank you

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