Dear Prime Minister:
In light of Environment Canada’s recent data showing ice levels in the Gulf of St. Lawrence at a 30-year low, please grant a last-minute reprieve to the few seals who are able to give birth there and immediately call off Canada’s 2010 harp seal slaughter.
The absence of this birthing habitat will have dangerous consequences for the entire harp-seal population. Without ice, mother seals will be forced to abort their pups in the water.
I ask that you heed your government’s data and call off this year’s commercial seal slaughter in light of this unprecedented environmental situation. My friends at PETA and I look forward to hearing from you on this important matter. I can be reached via KarlaW@peta.org.
She is also quoted saying the hunt "..is an embarrassment to Canada.." and "..the whole world is watching Canada.."
She personally dropped the letter off at a mailbox in front of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Office in Vancouver. I hope this letter reached the right people and they will stop the Seal Hunt at least for a little while so they can bred.