Friday, June 15, 2012
letter to the senators.
I'm writing to urge you to support Sen. Mac Harb's bill to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter and transition Canadians in sealing regions into sustainable economic programs. Now that Russia--which had been importing 95 percent of Canadian seal pelts--has joined the U.S., the European Union, Mexico, and others in banning seal fur, there are no markets. Sen. Harb's bill benefits all parties: seals, sealers, and Canadian taxpayers, who pay millions to prop up a dead industry when many are struggling just to pay their bills. Please listen to the majority of Canadians and people around the world who want S-210 passed and the commercial seal slaughter ended.
Do the right thing people, for the love of all things. How long is this cruel and disastrous industry going to go on for? I cannot imagine what this kind of idiocy must look like to the rest of the civilised world.
Tourism makes a pile more money than the stupid seal hunt ever did. And last time I checked, politicians like money. So, why shoot ourselves in the foot like that?
Ban it. It's dumb.