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Announcement :: Environment : International
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR BABY SEALS!
10 Mar 2006
Each spring in Atlantic Canada, over 300,000 defenseless baby harp seals are massacred on the ice floes. In a matter of weeks, a pristine white nursery turns crimson, with hundreds of thousands of lifeless, skinless bodies strewn all over the ice. This industrial slaughter nets these off-season fishermen only about $40 a pelt.



The massacre is perpetrated by a few thousand Canadians who beat and shoot these seals and skin many of them alive. The money these sealers receive for this is only about 5% of their yearly income from fishing. If these fishermen only stayed home for an extra two weeks, they would continue to earn the Employment Insurance benefits that they earn every year during the off-season.
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Boston:
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Time: 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Location: Copley Square at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets, Boston (one block from the Consulate General of Canada at Three Copley Place). Copley stop on the MBTA Green Line.

Protest Leaders/ groups: The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), and Animal Rescue League of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cimino at 301-258-3109, Web site
See also:
http://www.protectseals.org
http://www.restaurantsforseals.org
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Re: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR BABY SEALS!
11 Mar 2006
damn. i wish i could go to this.
Re: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR BABY SEALS!
11 Mar 2006
damn. i wish i could think up a unique protest issue for my own generation. oh well. seals it is.
Re: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR BABY SEALS!
12 Mar 2006
activism isn't about coming up with "unique protest issues". its about changing shit, and as long as seals are getting murdered there's a need to protest it.
haha
12 Mar 2006
nice play on my name. i like personal attacks. they make me all tingly inside that some dick took the time out of their day to take a jab at me.