Canadian Seal Hunt Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Baby Seals

Posted by newsinfusion on Mar. 25, 2009

For more info or to download in broadcast quality, visit Humane Society of the United States Calls for Boycott of Canadian Seafood Highlighted Links Get Involved Free Video Download In the 1970s, the United States banned seal products but tragically a cruel slaughter continues in Canada every year. Hundreds of thousands of baby seals are clubbed and shot to death annually for their fur. This practice is not without profound ramifications for the animals. In 2001, an independent veterinary panel studied Canada's commercial seal hunt. They concluded that the seal hunt results in considerable and unacceptable suffering. They noted that in 42 percent of the seals examined there was not enough evidence of cranial injury to even guarantee unconsciousness at the time of skinning. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) called for a boycott of Canadian seafood and it is working. The European Union looks set to ban seal products too. Now is the time to join the campaign ...

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