You made history! Thanks to you, on May 2 2012 something happened in Canada that has never happened before.
Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end the commercial seal hunt, which would help sealers out of the industry while protecting the rights of Inuit and First Nations people, was sent for second reading.
This means that the commercial seal hunt will be debated in the Canadian Senate for the first time in history. It is encouraging that politics in Canada may have finally evolved to a place where the facts on commercial sealing can be discussed.
At a time when vital services in Canada are being cut and all levels of government are talking about fiscal responsibility, it makes no sense to pour more money into propping up the dying seal hunt industry. It’s time for a rational and open debate about this wasteful and cruel industry.
The facts are clear: commercial sealing is inhumane and unnecessary, and it’s time for it to end.
We will be fighting to ensure that this bill is seen, heard and debated by all levels of government.
I’d like to extend to you my sincerest thanks for helping.
IFAW Seal Programme Director
p.s. Please visit our website to learn more about how you are making a difference for seals.