Harb Seal Bill

This is our chance to pass a law to help seals!
Ask your Senators to support the “Harb Seal Bill.”

On March 3rd, Senator Mac Harb introduced a historic bill to end the commercial seal hunt in Canada. For the first time, Canadians can support a legislative initiative in our own country that would save hundreds of thousands of defenseless seal pups each year from a horrible fate.

Sadly, no other Senator has yet stepped forward to support the Bill, and many are organizing to work against it. We risk the “Harb Seal Bill” being lost if we don’t act quickly.

As a Canadian, speaking up for the seals has never been more crucial. We are asking that you send a message to your Senators — copying your Member of Parliament — to urge them to support Bill S-229 (the “Harb Seal Bill”) to end the seal slaughter. Then, let your friends and family know how they can help, too.

On our recent visit to see this year’s baby harp seals, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of their icy nursery. The pups nursed from their protective mothers as the water lapped against the ice edge. To know that this peaceful scene will soon be turned into an open-air slaughterhouse is too much to bear, and many of us were in tears as we looked at the trusting babies, so oblivious now to their likely fate.

But there is hope on the horizon. With the European Union poised to ban its trade in seal products as early as next month, there may be little demand this year for seal fur. Canada’s fishing industry is feeling the impacts of a US boycott of Canadian seafood, and may soon remove its powerful lobby on behalf of the sealing industry.

As the ProtectSeals team returns to the ice floes, I know I can count on each and every one of you at home to help us save the seals.

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One Response to “Harb Seal Bill”

  1. I agree in principle with the legislation, however; I hope those whose way of life is threatened are “educated” and provided with alternatives in lieu of loss incurred.

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