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Say No! To A West Coast Seal And Sea Lion Slaughter!
posted on January 1, 2023

Say No! To A West Coast Seal  And Sea Lion Slaughter!

Exploitive animal industries have been fighting for a Canadian West Coast Seal Hunt. There has been the infamous seal clubbing East Seal “Hunt” for decades. More recently Lifeforce was instrumental in stopping the BC-based Pacific Balance Marine Management (PBMM) killing plans. The Lifeforce petition was a Victory! However, they continue to lobby and the “Fur Canada” business is funding a program called “Seals and Sealing Network”!

In the 90s, Lifeforce became aware of an unreleased government study that supported anti- sealing campaigns. Some pinnipeds were killed and the report concluded that adult seals and sea lions are not healthy to eat because the dangerous toxicity levels increase with age. Well newborns may be a bit safer to eat it was concluded that the public would likely not support killing the babies/pups.

Recently, this November 8 to 9, there was a “Seal Summit” in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A BC First Nation “representative” from the PBMM and others met Hon. Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, to once again urge a West Coast Seal Hunt.

It was shocking to read that the Government of Canada promoted it as a “Seal Summit” for stakeholders to discuss opportunities for industry development. They said, “... we are committed to exploring opportunities for Canadian seal products, all while respecting the latest science advice.”

The pro-hunting lobby stated it was “to discuss the issues preventing effective Management of Canada’s seal populations and opportunities for seal and sea lion “products”! This “Seals and Sealing Network”, states that they are a program of the Fur Institute of Canada formed to bring together “Canada’s sealing industry harvesters, processors, manufacturers, retailers, and Indigenous peoples of Canada to promote and market high quality and sustainable Canadian Seal Products (seal oil, seal meat, seal fur)...”.

Sign and Share the petition Petition to Stop a West Coast Seal and Sea lion Slaughter.

Also, Canadians please write to your Member of Parliament (MP) and Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)!

Please Give A Gift of Life to Wildlife! Help Lifeforce Stop a Canadian West Coast Seal Hunt Industry!

In Respect for All Life,
Peter Hamilton
Lifeforce Founding Director