18 Sep '12, 10pm

Care2 Success! Seal Pups Saved from Certain Death

Today, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) gave the Aquarium des Iles permission to release two six-month-old harp seal pups who were slated for death on September 15. “This achievement can be attributed to public pressure from a viral Care2 petition launched by Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre, Salt Spring Island, BC that garnered more than 140,000 signatures in less than two weeks; by mass emails of protest from the public to the Aquarium and to Fisheries & Oceans; through our postings on dozens of environmental and animal welfare websites; intense lobbying led by Cheryl Fink of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); and behind the scenes support by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation,” said Jackie Ballerone, Director of the IWNCC in a statement. The two pups, Zak and Mika, were taken from the wild by the DFO this spring and accepted by the aquariu...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/care2-success-seal-pups-saved...

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