14 Apr '12, 2am

Sarah McLachlan Urges Canada Prime Minister To Stop Seal Hunt | Care2 Causes

Sarah McLachlan Urges Canada Prime Minister To Stop Seal Hunt | Care2 Causes

I hope this note finds you well. 2012 may mark the final year of the commercial seal slaughter because there’s no commerce in seal furs left. Now that Russia, which had been buying 95 percent of Canadian seal fur, has joined the E.U. and the U.S. in banning seal-fur imports, this business is about as lucrative as an eight-track tape factory. But there’s good news for the Eastern provinces: The recent oil boom has left them flush with a new and reliable source of money. It seems that the only reason why the federal government defends the dying seal-slaughter industry is to control the parliamentary swing seats in Newfoundland and Labrador. This became especially apparent when the fisheries invited only conservatives to the recent Ottawa news conference in support of sealers and also explains why liberals, for the most part, bite their tongues on the issue. The sealers- like...

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