|posted on March 11, 2023|
Lifeforce has fought against the captivity of cetaceans since the 80s. In 1993, we exposed the capture of belugas in Churchill, Manitoba and that ended International captures! In 1996 we suceeded in getting a ceatacean ban at the Vancouver Aquarium.
There were at least 53 cetacean suffering and deaths caused by the Vancouver Aquarium and partners.
Shut down Aquariums and Zoos with live animals!!! Support "waterless" aquariums with modern, humane non-animal exhibits!
|posted on March 3, 2023|
Killing Wildlife: All About $$$
The Pacific Balance Marine Management (PBMM) Applied for $194,000 “Research” Grant for a “seal and sea lion stomach sampling program”
Please Help Stop the Cruelty by writing directly to Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard at Joyce.Murray@parl.gc.ca
Please Sign and Share the petition at https://www.change.org/.../say-no-to-a-west-coast-seal...
STOP THE WILDLIFE KILLING!.
Also Canadians please write to your Member of Parliament (MP) and Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA)!
|posted on January 31, 2023|
Canada Geese have long been a part of Canada’s national identity. However, wildlife hunters continue to want to kill them to reduce an “overpopulation” that they created decades ago!
The Board of the Capital Regional District (CRD) on Southern Vancouver Island, wants to establish a regional Canada Goose monitoring and coordination “service” to address “increasing” populations of non-migratory, resident Canada geese populations.
You can voice your opposition by Signing and Sharing this petition.
Let Canada Geese Live In Peace!
|posted on January 1, 2023|
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,
Lifeforce Founding Director