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elephantroomorg CBC news: Paul McCartney calls for an end to Canada's annual seal hunt, again. "Anti sealing campaigns [like Pauls'] have inspired bans on seal product imports to the European Union, the US, Mexico and other countries." Thank you, Sir Paul. You #legit.
Read the entire article at http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/paul-mccartney-calls-for-end-to-commercial-seal-hunt-again-1.3032663
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yourladyboss In case you weren't aware, the seal hunt has started in Canada, mostly in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, sealers will be allowed to brutally bludgeon 400,000 harp seals to death, most of them younger than 3 months old. If you as a Canadian don't think you support this, think again - your tax dollars go toward this gruesome tradition. If ended, it could save the Canadian government $6.9 million dollars, & thousands of baby seals' lives.
PLEASE take a moment to click on the link in my bio. You don't have to be a Canadian citizen to voice your outrage.
Text the link to your friends, please ask them to do the same!
#sealhuntcanada#stopthesealslaughter#sealslaughter#sealhunt#canada#canadian#stephenharper#animalrights#animalactivism#animalcruelty#sealhunt2015#stopthesealhunt#sign#petition#please#help
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ashelyalexander Welcome to Canada, where we are known as the overly friendly neighbours to the States. What's less known about us is the seal slaughter. In case you weren't aware, the seal hunt has started in Canada, mostly in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, sealers will be allowed to brutally bludgeon 400,000 harp seals to death, most of them younger than 3 months old. If you as a Canadian don't think you support this, think again - your tax dollars go toward this gruesome tradition. Unless you're actively standing up against this atrocity, you're supporting it. If ended, it could save the Canadian government $6.9 million dollars, & thousands of baby seals' lives. Canada - nobody needs the seal skin more than those seals. PLEASE take a moment to fill out the form at the link in my bio, and beg the government to STOP this needless genocide. You don't have to be a Canadian citizen to voice your outrage. Please, help make change, & stop this injustice, which serves NO purpose, & does not feed our economy. #vegan #veganism #animalwelfare #animalrights #animallover #animalfacts #animals #peaceonearth #peace #PETA #boycottseaworld #boycottafricanlionsafari #boycottringlingbros #veganasfuck #freedom #freedomforall #veganlife #PETA #activist #rights #2018 3d

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veganacnesufferers Welcome to Canada, where we are known as the overly friendly neighbours to the States. What's less known about us is the seal slaughter. In case you weren't aware, the seal hunt has started in Canada, mostly in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, sealers will be allowed to brutally bludgeon 400,000 harp seals to death, most of them younger than 3 months old. If you as a Canadian don't think you support this, think again - your tax dollars go toward this gruesome tradition. Unless you're actively standing up against this atrocity, you're supporting it. If ended, it could save the Canadian government $6.9 million dollars, & thousands of baby seals' lives. Canada - nobody needs the seal skin more than those seals.
PLEASE take a moment to fill out the form at the link in my bio, and beg the government to STOP this needless genocide. You don't have to be a Canadian citizen to voice your outrage.
Please, help make change, & stop this injustice, which serves NO purpose, & does not feed our economy. Use this voice to encourage the European Union to continue to uphold their ban on the sale of seal pelts!
#sealhuntcanada#stopthesealslaughter#sealslaughter#sealhunt#canada#canadian#stephenharper#animalrights#animalactivism#animalcruelty#sealhunt2015#stopthesealhunt#sign#petition#please#help#vegan#veganism#govegan
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  •   veganacnesufferers @jmacneil89 It seems it is you who is generalizing the argument, an annual genocidal tradition to mean an attack against rural communities. That says more about your biases than mine. 1d
  •   jmacneil89 I grew up in a town where about 75% of the people are fishermen. I've seen families fall on hard times due to the inability to participate in the seal hunt. It's not just indigenous people that participate and make a living on this hunt. Also, DFO monitors it quite well. There are officers at ports once a boat comes in as well as DFO boats off shore where the hunt is taken place. I'm sure the studies you find do contain everything you've posted however in my research I've found a lot of the studies are one sided. It's best to look at it from both angles. I know that not everything that happens on the ice isn't picture perfect but it's also not all like the one you've used above. 1d
  •   jmacneil89 @veganacnesufferers I'm not so much emotionally tied as I like to see both sides of an argument represented. Myself or my family were never directly affected by the seal hunt but it's annoying to see misrepresentation of something so important to a lot of people in the media. I respect your values and understand where you are coming from based on a lot if the information that is publicized about the seal hunt. But it's not a genocide, you're exaggerating a little there in my opinion. The harp seal population is three times what it was 40 years ago. Wouldn't that be the opposite of genocidal? Like any hunt you can claim animal cruelty based on your values, and this may be what is emotionally charging you to only pay attention to the negative side of this. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I just ask that maybe you dig a little deeper. I'm not saying it's 100% right, I only want people to see that it's not what they see above. 1d
  •   veganacnesufferers @jmacneil89 You're entitled to your opinion, just as I'm entitled to tell you what these people are doing is not ethical. I've offered you my resources, if you were really willing to be unbiased you would have taken me up on that offer. Everything comes with bias that's a part of being a researcher, in each study I must recognize my biases and how they affect my research. Acknowledging biases is the first step toward removing them from research. However an industry fueled only by profit versus an industry fueled by ethics, morality & compassion - it's hardly a toss up I need to make. These people didn't care about the seals until they absentmindedly slaughtered all of the cod by over-fishing & then blamed it on the cod's natural predator. Only then did they start hunting the seal, so while they may have made an industry out of it, this has hardly been something fueled by tradition outside of the people who have done it for food & food alone (the 1,000 seals killed for that purpose). I'm not going to apologize for siding with compassion over death. Ever. This seal hunt is unnecessary, it's a drain on our economy, & over 75% of Canadians do not support it. It's time to stop it. People all over the world are speaking up against this - whether you think it's a viable industry or not, we recognize it's not necessary, and it needs to end. 1d
  •   alikitaa @alexaserna10 omg :(:(:(((( 1d
  •   alexaserna10 @alikitaa i know you got to sign the petition i did already 1d
  •   xxastralrealm Signed and shared 1d
  •   kausherhussein @veganacnesufferers signed from the UK, thanks for your informative post 🏼 20h

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tiere_fuehlen_ Gestern hat in Kanada wieder die Schlacht der Seehunde angefangen Die kleinen werden mit Metallstangen erschlagen,winden sich vor Schmerz, versuchen zu entkommen und sehen, wie ihre Freunde und Familienmitglieder grausam ermordet werden..alles legal und nur weil sie ein schönes Fell tragen. Pelz = Mord! Helft mit und unterschreibt auf der Seite von #PETA eine Petition dagegen. PETA fordert die kanadische Regierung auf, das grausame Schlachten zu beenden und illegal zu machen. Helft alle mit (~Sonja ) #sealslaughter #helptheseals #boycottfur #pelzistmord #peta2 #vegan #stopthecruelty #petition 4d

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joshhuuua It literally breaks my heart to know this is occurring right now #SealSlaughter 4d

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lucipuurrrr "Every year, the Canadian government allows sealers to shoot and smash in the heads of thousands of baby seals for their soft fur. As a result of international outrage, all major markets have dried up and the commercial slaughter is now a shadow of what it used to be. The U.S., the European Union, and Russia have all banned seal-fur imports, and Canadian officials admitted that China has not panned out as a market despite years of effort. The reason the Canadian government continues to defend and pour money into this dying industry is because political parties crave the seal region's swing seats in Parliament." If you're reading this it won't hurt to sign the petition ( link in my bio ) it only takes a couple of seconds. #sealslaughter #seal @officialpeta 4d
  •   patitters I agree I was just wondering what her opinion would be due to it still results in seal deaths @_rekt.rex 4d
  •   _rekt.rex She'll get back to you on that! I was just interested in your question. Kinda like a "whats the lesser of 2 evils" kind of question :p @patitters 4d
  •   phabe_ Club scene #iseeehatyoudidhere 4d
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  •   lucipuurrrr I do not agree with the act of killing an animal, no matter the reason. HOWEVER when it comes down to people growing their own animals to feed their family I am a little more understanding but I still do not agree because humans are able to survive without meat regardless of tradition, sayings or beliefs. . What I am protesting against is people searching for seals and completely slaughtering every last single seal for their fur and meat. (These people aren't native Eskimos) they don't need their fur to survive an ice age .. they don't need their meat to feed their starving family. They DONT need it. They're just doing it for money and continue what has been banned in several other countries. So the entire Eskimo survival guide thing isn't what I'm protesting against. @patitters 4d
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  •   patitters Okay. I hope you didn't take offense to my question! I obviously know the difference between corporate systematic slaughtering and the traditions of a native peoples but I was just wondering your stance because you seem very pro-animal rights. 4d
  •   lucipuurrrr Oh no patty not at all @patitters Lol why would I ? 4d

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pahhistings Please don't club me
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The Canadian seal slaughter is happening now. Every year, thousands of baby seals are bludgeoned, shot, and clubbed to death for their fur. The Canadian government is allowing up to 400,000 seals to be hunted this year. A harp seal's natural lifespan is about 35 years, but over 95% of seals are under three months old when they are killed. These seals are slaughtered in horrifically cruel ways. For more info and ways to help seals, visit www.harpseals.org or www.canadasshame.com
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neonwilde PLEASE help stop the slaughter of baby seals. Each spring the Canadian government authorizes its commercial fishing industry to kill hundreds of thousands of baby seals. They are impaled on hooks, dragged across the ice and cut open for their pelts. Please visit humane society international to sign the petition to protect the seals!!! #babyseals #seal #sealslaughter #animalcruelty #awareness #canada #stopthesealhunt #wildlife #wildlifeprotection #species #seals 2w

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bigcatsfacts How can anyone deliberately hurt an animal, let alone in such a barbaric manner? Info @animalrevenge. Image @brianskerry
Canadian government gives hunters the green light to bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals by shutting or repeatedly clubbing them.Sealers bludgeon the animals with clubs and “hakapiks” (metal-hook–tipped clubs) and drag the seals—often still conscious—across the ice with boat hooks. Hunters toss dead and dying seals into heaps and leave their carcasses to rot because there is no market for seal meat. Veterinarians who investigated the slaughter found that hunters routinely fail to comply with Canada’s animal welfare standards. Baby seals are helpless and have no way to escape from the sealers’ clubs. A Washington Post article on the seal slaughter  described it this way: “seal appearing to gasp for air, blood running from its nose as it lies on an ice floe. Not far away, a sealer sharpens his knife blade. The seal seems to be thrashing as its fur is sliced from its torso.” “The few terrified survivors, left to crawl through the carnage. The shouted obscenities and threats from the sealers, gunfire cracking ominously in the distance. The pitiful cries of the pups; the repellent thuds of clubs raining down on soft skulls. Sealers’ laughter echoing across the ice floes".
Many seals who are killed are 3 months old or younger. Many have not yet learned how to swim or eaten their first solid meals. The sealing industry claims that it is killing more seals because of an increased demand for fur. Although the U.S. banned the sale of #sealfur in 1972, anyone wearing the fur of minks, rabbits, foxes, or any other kind of animal is responsible for creating a demand for #fur which pushes #Canadian hunters to club more seals each year. Then in 2009, the European Union voted to end the sale of seal products, and the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senate Resolution 84, calling for an immediate end to the annual #sealslaughter.
Please tell everyone you know about Canada’s cruel slaughter of baby seals and urge them to contact the Canadian government to ask for an immediate end to this cruel industry.
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caseyiramissy By @michsygold "Just received an alert from #HumaneSocietyInternational that Norway canceled subsidies to the commercial sealing industry. This is great news and will save thousands of innocent seals. Will Canada be next? Could this finally be the beginning of the end of the #sealslaughter? #happymonday #greatnews #saveseal" via @PhotoRepost_app 4mon

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Just received an alert from #HumaneSocietyInternational that Norway canceled subsidies to the commercial sealing industry. This is great news and will save thousands of innocent seals. Will Canada be next? Could this finally be the beginning of the end of the #sealslaughter? #happymonday #greatnews #saveseal 4mon

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mybeautifulldisaster1 #Repost from @michsygold with @repostapp --- Just received an alert from #HumaneSocietyInternational that Norway canceled subsidies to the commercial sealing industry. This is great news and will save thousands of innocent seals. Will Canada be next? Could this finally be the beginning of the end of the #sealslaughter? #happymonday #greatnews #saveseal 4mon

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claudiapalmira Repost from @michsygold
Just received an alert from #HumaneSocietyInternational that Norway canceled subsidies to the commercial sealing industry. This is great news and will save thousands of innocent seals. Will Canada be next? Could this finally be the beginning of the end of the #sealslaughter? #happymonday #greatnews #saveseal
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michsygold Just received an alert from #HumaneSocietyInternational that Norway canceled subsidies to the commercial sealing industry. This is great news and will save thousands of innocent seals. Will Canada be next? Could this finally be the beginning of the end of the #sealslaughter? #happymonday #greatnews #saveseal 4mon

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