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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
**The Right Honourable Paul Martin Prime Minister**
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa Ontario Canada K1A 0A2