Date: 2015-04-23 05:40
From: “Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA” <DonorE@peta.org>
In the last few weeks, thousands of young seals have been shot and beaten off Canada’s eastern coast–killed by sealers hoping to sell the animals’ skin and flesh to a market that no longer exists.
But our efforts to end this barbaric practice are working. The top buyer of seal skins in Canada just announced that it won’t be buying any seal pelts this year. Instead, it will focus on selling the stockpiled pelts that didn’t sell last year
— further proof that the market for seal fur has dried up.
We’re closer than ever to seeing the Canadian seal slaughter stopped. Please make an urgently needed gift of $5 or more right now and help us do more for seals and all other animals who are killed for their skin. They need us, PEOPLES BARK NEWS.
Dear PEOPLES BARK READER,
Right now, a mother harp seal is giving birth to a wide-eyed seal pup on the ice floes off the eastern coast of Canada. Just like our moms, this new mother feels joy as well as a deep sense of responsibility toward her newborn pup, as the chubby, helpless young seal is still too young to survive on the ice alone.
After a few weeks, this baby seal will shed his or her white fur, revealing a shiny “greycoat” underneath. It will then be legal to kill the seal for his or her skin.
For the last 11 days, baby seals have been crying out in terror and pain as Canadian sealers–the last proponents of a shameful, dying industry–bludgeon them to death with spiked clubs or metal hooks or even shoot them with high-powered rifles. It is nothing short of a massacre.
These photos reveal exactly the kind of senseless, extreme cruelty happening right now: http://www2.peta.org/site/R?i=G_9e-2EdfGb7l–F4tqhAA
This suffering must end.
We’re so close to stopping the seal slaughter forever, especially with bans on the sale of seal fur now in place in the U.S., the EU, Taiwan, Mexico, and Russia–which had been importing 95 percent of the pelts from Canada. We can’t let the seals down now.
Your gift to PETA today will support our lifesaving work for seals and all other animals killed for their skins–and in so doing, will help save thousands of baby harp seals in future years. Please don’t wait–make your much-needed gift of $5 or more right now.
Ingrid E. Newkirk
View More: http://www2.peta.org/site/R?i=FoJciVLjCasCx7r9NnRxTQ
PETA, 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 USA.