Tell the Canadian government to protect baby seals!
In recent years, climate change has caused the lowest sea ice formations in recorded history off of Canada’s East Coast. For the seals who give birth on the small fragile ice floes, this is a disaster. Despite the sea ice deterioration, the Canadian government is allowing commercial sealers to slaughter the surviving baby seals.
Tens of thousands of these poor pups—having already survived the destruction of their sea ice habitat—will be shot at and clubbed for their fur, and many wounded animals will escape and die slowly. Others—some likely while still conscious—will be impaled on metal hooks, dragged onto bloody boat decks, and beaten to death.
There are also growing indications the Canadian government is working to expand the commercial seal slaughter. Just months ago, the federal government hosted a "seal summit," comprised of sealing and fishing industry groups, and refused entry to organizations advocating for an end to the slaughter, including HSI. The outcome of this meeting was a government commitment to the expansion of global seal product markets.
We must speak out for baby seals now! Please urge the Canadian government to end the commercial seal hunt once and for all and issue emergency directives to protect baby seals from the worst kinds of suffering this year.