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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

International Day of Action Against Seal Hunting

Today is the International Day of Action Against the Seal Hunt.  "Events are being held throughout the entire month of March in opposition to the cruel and unnecessary commercial seal hunts taking place in Canada and Namibia.  Demonstrations are taking place all across Canada – and around the world – as animal advocates come together to say enough is enough, and to encourage an end to commercial sealing" (quoted from IFAW).

If you love animals you must take a few moments to sign the Harb Seal Bill (Click Right Here)...a petition against the Seal Hunt.  Also please please please take a few extra moments to write a letter to your government telling them that your opposed to the cruel and unnecessary slaughter of seals and that you don't want to support the hunt with your taxes.  Writing these letters are easy and templates can be found here (for the grey seals) and right here.  Make it loud and clear that their support to end the seal hunt will help in getting your votes. 

Please don't be afraid and join the fight for one of this earths most beautiful creatures.
They are innocent & voiceless & they need our help.
The seal hunt is a barbaric practice of the past and Gandhi said it best...

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

We must scream it loud and clear that
we want the seal hunt to end.

The seal hunt is truly a source of great sadness & despair for me.  I think not a day goes by without at least some part of my heart acknowledging that it's happened and is soon to happen again. 

On top of the already horrific fact that 100's of thousands will be killed.  Seal pup births and survival rates are already at an alarming low rate because of extremely poor ice conditions off Canada's east coast.  And even though demand for seal products is much less than in years past, the Minister of Fisheries is expected to announce an increase in allowable catch...WTF!!!
This is honestly one of the things that makes me ashamed and sad to be a human.  

The illustration up above is an oldie, one I did way back in college but I thought it was an appropriate image for this post. 

For the seals...I plead and beg for a few minutes of your time & for you to extend extra kindness...sign the petitions, send the letters...send the right message to future generations.

Thanks So So Much.


Lisa said...

Ahhh!!! ok ok I'll write the letter, but that picture is pretty scary!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh that would be amazing....the pic is suppose to be eerie...but atleast it's not gruesome and bloody.

CRY said...

I love seals

merium said...

Done~it will be a wonderful day when this barbaric hunt is stopped.

sonyamacdesigns said...

OK ... so I have always loved your artwork ... but I super love this new profile pic of yoU!

Kerri said...

thank u for the post, and making it easy for people to know what to do to help!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Thanks so much you guys. Don't forget there's always a 'take action' and 'cruelty-free listing' sections on my blog sidebar...I know it may not feel like much but really even filling out a petition can help, for those of us who can't be on the front lines of action/protest anyways. XXOO.

p.s. Sonya, I really like the new profile pic too, I was a tad shy to put it up but people like to see who makes the art right, so there it is, ha ha.

Have a wonderful day lovely ladies. Sending over some giant elephant hugs. XO.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Poor little seals....makes my heart hurt thinking about it. Why people have to be so cruel is beyond me.
xx, shell

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet mandy, so happy to be back here catching up. :) I adore seals and this is such a wonderful awareness! Thanks so much for the link! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Deyfenn Slayd said...

I am usually proud to be a Canadian, but this single act of horror is enough to permanently quell that patriotism.

I seems our only hope is that other purchasing countries and regions (like the EU) continue to put up laws banning seal purchases. That is the only way this pathetic and archaic practice will end. Our politicians have certainly shown they don't have the fortitude to take this on.