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News :: Environment : Organizing : Politics
Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
The Boston Globe is fiscally involved in the planned
murder of 300,000 Canadian seals in March
you can stop it
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Action To End Canadian Seal Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Seals
in March 2006




The government of Canada
can stop the planned clubbing
of 300,000 seals in March.Stop The Clubbing Murder Next Month of 300,000 Seals


Please do these steps to achieve
victory.

1. Contact the Canadian
embassy in your country.
Tell them you will not travel
in Canada, purchase Canadian
products, nor travel on Air Canada
until seal clubbing stops.

RUSSIA
http://canadaonline.about.com/gi/dy...a/menu%2Den.asp

Christopher Westdal
Canadian ambassador to Russia

INDIA
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/asia/new-delhi/
UK
http://www.canada.org.uk/
Canadian embassy in the UK
US

501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 682-1740
Fax: (202) 682-7726
E-mail: webmaster (at) canadianembassy.org
URL: http://www.canadianembassy.org

2. Boycott purchasers of Canadian
Fish such as Olive Garden and
Red Lobster.
http://www.harpseals.org
http://www.protectseals.org
http://www.boycott-canada.com/

3. Call talk shows. Write letters to
the editor.

4. Pray

5. See the action list at protectseals.org

6. View the video of sealclubbing
hear the agonized sounds
.. in a video narrated by Martha
Stewart
http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/Prefs.asp?video=martha

7. Contact cbc.ca/aih
Phone - Talkback:
416-205-3331

Phone - Office number:
416-205-2600

Fax:
416-205-2639

Mail:
As It Happens
Box 500 Station A
Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6

Courier address:
205 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G7


E-Mail:
aih (at) toronto.cbc.ca

8. Please sign a petition
http://www.petitiononline.com/seal

9. Contact Canadian businesses
by email

10a http://www.aircanada.com Please tell them you fly nonCanadian
air until seal clubbing stops

10b
http://www.viarail.ca/planner/en_plan_aide.html
Canadian Rail

10c Niagara Falls Canadian Side
http://www.infoniagara.com/contact.html

10d Montreal tourism
http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/B2C/00/default.asp

11.
http://www.hsus.org/web-files/Seals...edgeFeb2006.pdf
Please print out this brochure
on recycled paper
and have businesses sign it

God who indwells all beings
end now the savage greedsired
sacrifice of Your seals.. end now
all violence

12. Stop eating meat and fish
for your sake, the animals', and
to remove any connection
to the greed for fish of
Canadian seal clubbers
and Japanese and Norwegian
and Icelandic and Inuit whalers

13. Ask your city, state, and
country to pass legislation
to sanction and boycott Canada
until this ancient barbarism stops.

14. Know the history:

Seal clubbing ended in the US
in the 70's...

Public Outrage Forces Ban on Vessel-Based Seal Hunting
Not until the 1980s did inhumane seal hunting practices, including clubbing and shooting of baby “whitecoat” harp seals, begin to foment public outrage.

the European Parliament banned the import of baby harp seal pelts from Canada in 1984. Meanwhile, the Britain-based (IFAW) called for a boycott of all Canadian seafood that same year. These actions forced the Canadian government to ban vessel-based seal hunting in Canadian waters (although land-based seal hunting was still allowed),

Recently Greenland has banned
the import of Canadian seal pelts


The government of Greenland
has banned the import of Canadian
seal pelts.

15. Stop the red ice. Expose the Newfoundland fur and fish
industry money which is causing Canadian moles to
invade the animal rights fora of the world.

16. Expose the role of the NY Times, Boston Globe,
Chicago Sun, LA Times, Fox and
other warmonger media in
mongering the pelts of these
butchered creatures and of other animals dying in traps or factory farms
so that their skins can be ripped off of them

17. Email this release or your release to every radio, tv, animal rights
group and business in Canada and around the world.

18. Bypass warjocks on talk radio to talk to their audiences. Call C Span etc.

19. Consider your own special action.

Year after year Canadian fishermen
have said 'screw you' to the rest
of the world. It's time to show
them where the power lies.

God who indwells all beings... all of us have in some way
harmed Your innocents through eating them, stealing their
milk and eggs, through driving on them, through neglecting them
or other.
We ask a firefall of Your grace to end now and forever
this savage clubbing or Your beloved seals and to end now and forever
all violence to any being.
See also:
http://www.protectseals.org
http://www.harpseals.org

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Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
Wikipedia is a neocon promoting psuedo reference
site.. please do not quote it on Indymedia
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
Good topic. Arc why do you think that about Wikipedia?
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
I think that about Wikipedia because of their biased
coverage of the Iraq War and other neocon
pet projets. They have attacked
several animal rights and vegan leaders.
They are pushed by Google whose algorhythms
created a 20 to 1 negative to positive search
when John Kerry's name was typed. In addition
Wikipedia is pushed by NPR which holds 200
million in McDonald's stock and which promotes
Vanguard and other slaughterhouse stocks.
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
I think that about Wikipedia because of their biased
coverage of the Iraq War and other neocon
pet projets. They have attacked
several animal rights and vegan leaders.
They are pushed by Google whose algorhythms
created a 20 to 1 negative to positive search
when John Kerry's name was typed. In addition
Wikipedia is pushed by NPR which holds 200
million in McDonald's stock and which promotes
Vanguard and other slaughterhouse stocks.
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
I think that about Wikipedia because of their biased
coverage of the Iraq War and other neocon
pet projets. They have attacked
several animal rights and vegan leaders.
They are pushed by Google whose algorhythms
created a 20 to 1 negative to positive search
when John Kerry's name was typed. In addition
Wikipedia is pushed by NPR which holds 200
million in McDonald's stock and which promotes
Vanguard and other slaughterhouse stocks.
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
Just wait one second - do you guys realize that seal clubbing, as gross as it seems to me, is an integral part of the native Indian tribes in Canada? This is a very important cultural thing for them, and you anti-meat people need to recognize that by stopping the seal clubbing, you are continuing the colonial culture-stealing to which these people have been subjected since Europeans arrived in their country.
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
04 Feb 2006
Davis, that is Bullsh!t. This is not about any native seal hunt. Do a little reading before you comment next time.
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
05 Feb 2006
Nevertheless, because the hunt is being made political, there will be those who will go after their opponents instead of the issues.
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
05 Feb 2006
brad, i think perhaps it is you that should do some reading. enjoy. i'll look forward to your apology, you blowhard fake.

Attention: NativeRadio.com

To whom it may concern,

It has come to our attention that your website (Nativeradio.com) displays advertisements and links to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the anti-sealing campaign they have launched in North America and elsewhere.

The “Inuit” of the Canadian Arctic, more commonly referred to as “Eskimos” in the United States, are an indigenous people who have relied on seals for thousands of years and continue to do so in the 21st Century. Today, Canadian Inuit (or Eskimos) carry on their sustainable hunting lifestyles and engage in harvesting Ringed Seals and other marine mammals, not to mention terrestrial wildlife such as Caribou, on a year round basis.

In engaging in a mixed economy (traditional and cash economy), which does exist in the Arctic communities, Inuit also sell seal pelts to help cover the expenses of hunting in the Arctic. Costs in the Arctic are extremely high, and the sale of seal pelts is one of the few means that assists Inuit hunters and their families. In this sense, it is vital that the market for seal products, which is the target of anti-sealing campaigns, be sustained at levels which can provide this modest return.

Various animal-rights and anti-sealing activist organizations disseminate information that largely does not take into account the situation of Inuit. They would rather brush off this aspect and point to the Atlantic Coast seal hunt and say that Inuit are not the target of their campaigns despite the potential to impact Inuit in the Arctic, once again. One need only look to the detrimental impacts faced by Inuit communities in the early 1980’s when similar campaigns caused the crash of seal pelt prices.

Although the HSUS has stated that they are not against Aboriginal traditional subsistence hunting, Inuit are an indigenous people who, like their ancestors, continue the subsistence hunt, but also benefit from the economic return provided for by such activities as the selling of seal pelts. Despite the focus placed on the Atlantic Coast seal hunt, the economic impacts of these campaigns are an issue of concern to Inuit.

Inuit are not beholden to animal rights groups and the perspectives that they espouse. Inuit shall determine for themselves how and for what purposes they shall carry out their harvesting and use activities. This should be understood within the dimensions of promoting, protecting and advancing indigenous rights to cultural and sustainable livelihoods, now and into the future.

We hope that this communication leaves you better informed about Inuit (or Eskimos) as an indigenous sealing culture in light of the anti-sealing campaigns.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is the national organization representing Inuit in Canada. For more information on our organization and the people we represent, please visit our website at: www.itk.ca

Thank you very much.

John Cheechoo
Environment Department
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
www.itk.ca
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
05 Feb 2006
brad, i think perhaps it is you that should do some reading. enjoy. i'll look forward to your apology, you blowhard fake.

Attention: NativeRadio.com

To whom it may concern,

It has come to our attention that your website (Nativeradio.com) displays advertisements and links to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the anti-sealing campaign they have launched in North America and elsewhere.

The “Inuit” of the Canadian Arctic, more commonly referred to as “Eskimos” in the United States, are an indigenous people who have relied on seals for thousands of years and continue to do so in the 21st Century. Today, Canadian Inuit (or Eskimos) carry on their sustainable hunting lifestyles and engage in harvesting Ringed Seals and other marine mammals, not to mention terrestrial wildlife such as Caribou, on a year round basis.

In engaging in a mixed economy (traditional and cash economy), which does exist in the Arctic communities, Inuit also sell seal pelts to help cover the expenses of hunting in the Arctic. Costs in the Arctic are extremely high, and the sale of seal pelts is one of the few means that assists Inuit hunters and their families. In this sense, it is vital that the market for seal products, which is the target of anti-sealing campaigns, be sustained at levels which can provide this modest return.

Various animal-rights and anti-sealing activist organizations disseminate information that largely does not take into account the situation of Inuit. They would rather brush off this aspect and point to the Atlantic Coast seal hunt and say that Inuit are not the target of their campaigns despite the potential to impact Inuit in the Arctic, once again. One need only look to the detrimental impacts faced by Inuit communities in the early 1980’s when similar campaigns caused the crash of seal pelt prices.

Although the HSUS has stated that they are not against Aboriginal traditional subsistence hunting, Inuit are an indigenous people who, like their ancestors, continue the subsistence hunt, but also benefit from the economic return provided for by such activities as the selling of seal pelts. Despite the focus placed on the Atlantic Coast seal hunt, the economic impacts of these campaigns are an issue of concern to Inuit.

Inuit are not beholden to animal rights groups and the perspectives that they espouse. Inuit shall determine for themselves how and for what purposes they shall carry out their harvesting and use activities. This should be understood within the dimensions of promoting, protecting and advancing indigenous rights to cultural and sustainable livelihoods, now and into the future.

We hope that this communication leaves you better informed about Inuit (or Eskimos) as an indigenous sealing culture in light of the anti-sealing campaigns.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is the national organization representing Inuit in Canada. For more information on our organization and the people we represent, please visit our website at: www.itk.ca

Thank you very much.

John Cheechoo
Environment Department
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
www.itk.ca
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
06 Feb 2006
Everyone in the animal rights community knows about the Inuit seal hunting. It makes up a very, very small part of the annuall smashing of baby seals heads with clubs that goes on. The vast majority of seal clubbers are profit motivated and not involved in subsistance living. Did you get that, yes some are but most aren't. Anyone who has read up on it would know this (as you clearly haven't). You can be opposed to comercial seal hunting and not native subsistance seal hunting. Like I said this campaign has nothing to do with native seal hunting. Nice try though...
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
06 Feb 2006
Hmmm, wouldn't it be nice if this didn't happen. I'd support putting a stop to this.
Re: Stop The Clubbing Murder of 300,000 Canadian Seals In March
07 Feb 2006
When will someone smash the head of recording artist "Seal"?