Vote to STOP THE SEAL HUNT

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ELECTION 2011 (Canada-wide)
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The Green Party is the only political party with a full and comprehensive vision for Canada’s future, and the ONLY political entity opposing Canada’s sadistic commercial Seal ‘Hunt’ – in which seal nurseries are invaded by hakapik-wielding half-humans called sealers, who turn the ice floes into an unforgiveable, bloody carnage by bashing baby seals to death in front of their frantic mothers…

This makes voting easy – for me AND for the seals.  Because Canada needs to stop the seal hunt: NOW

This shameful, UNSUSTAINABLE slaughter is not only barbarically cruel but a gross violation of our constitutional duties as wildlife stewards – supported by our federal government’s DFO via false claims that seals need “culling” because they “destroy” juvenile cod populations thus “jeopardizing” Canada’s fishing industry. YET SEALS EAT MAINLY HALIBUT, MACKEREL AND OTHER PREDATORS OF JUVENILE COD (i.e. FEWER SEALS = FEWER COD)!!  In other words, “sealing” is a senseless violent crime committed against a harmless wildlife species.

The plain facts expose our government’s ignorance, lies and willingness to deceive the people of Canada – FOR WHAT? THE SEALING INDUSTRY – WHICH YIELDS LESS THAN 0.1% OF SEALERS’ INCOMES – SERVES ONE PURPOSE:  PROVIDING PELTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF FASHION APPAREL (which is why, horrrendously, up to 42% of the baby seals targeted are STRIPPED OF THEIR PELTS WHILE STILL CONSCIOUS, their carcasses discarded onto the ice floes to rot).

Increasingly and repeatedly, most Canadians have denounced this disgrace in countless petitions, polls and protests. The United States outlawed all trade in seal products years ago, and recently the European Union caught up with a Europe-wide ban on all seal-pelt trade. Other countries, eg. New Zealand and Scotland, have legislated protection of their seals (see http://www.seashepherd.org/get-involved/rewards.html).

So why is Gail Shea, Canada’s DFO Minister, appealing the European ban AT A COST OF $10 MILLION taxpayers’ dollars??  And why does our government NOT support non-lethal harvest of seal hair, a viable new industry initiated by SeaShepherd’s Paul Watson (which got declarations of support from Canadian fishing industry groups, conservation, animal rights and academic organizations, and the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1998)? Scroll to March 1994:  http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/our-history.html.

WELL:  May 2nd is the day to ask for change – by doing the right thing:  VOTING GREEN!! (see http://www.greenparty.ca/)


REMEMBER:  Not voting = denying yourself a democratic voice; Voting AGAINST a candidate/party in some odds-based strategy = denying your true values representation. The REAL YOU needs to be heard!