No one wants 330,000 Harp Seals Slaughtered this Spring. Petitions have not helped since 1955. Boycotting Red Lobster and other companies that purchase Canadian seafood *will* help.
Visit Red Lobster on FB and tell them what you think of their buying ideals- if they demand that Canada stop the slaughter, they would!
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Canadian seal hunters fail to weaken European Union ban
European Judge Marc Jaeger has refused to suspend a ban on the import of seal products in Europe, a move that will save the lives of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, sparing them from the brutal clubs of Canadian sealers. The European Union’s decision to ban such imports prompted Canada to mount an expensive legal challenge using indigenous Inuit groups from Canada and Greenland as their pawns in a move to elicit sympathy for the commercial hunt, which is really a slaughter and has absolutely nothing to do with Inuit traditional hunting.
Judge Marc Jaeger rejected the argument made by the Inuits that the embargo on seal products would cause severe financial damage and raise the risk of suicide among youths in their communities. The ban in question took partial effect on August 20, 2010, and included a temporary exemption for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a native Canadian group, and 15 other plaintiffs who sought a freeze until Europe’s top court makes a final ruling. But Jaeger rejected the request, making it a total ban until the European Court of Justice decides on the legality of the prohibition. (Read more HERE)
Disclosure- I am receiving noting for this post- IsleofEden.com is a huge advocate of saving the seals, and as any of you who follow my Tweets or are a Friend on my personal FB know, so am I. I am posting in the hopes that some of you will want to tell Red Lobster what you think, or make an impact in your own way. This is NOT cool. All opinions are my own.