Wednesday, February 18, 2004

**ACTION ALERT**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Please mark your calendars for a major event to raise our voices against the massive seal slaughter in Canada occurring this winter. While we all hoped that the clubbing of baby seals stopped years ago, the horrible truth is that it has not only resumed, but Canada last year announced that they will allow almost a million seals to be clubbed or shot
to death in the next three years.

We need YOUR HELP now! We must get the attention of the Canadian government. We need to go to the embassy to let them know Americans DO care and we will not give up in our effort to stop this slaughter.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 11:30 am
for a peaceful rally at the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, in Washington, DC, (near both the Gallery Place-Chinatown and the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro stops) to raise awareness of the plight of the seals.
Campaign t-shirts and posters will be provided.

The hunt officially started November 15, but the majority of the killing occurs in mid-March. We hope to get the
message out that this is a national shame for Canada. We can only do that if we can get a BIG CROWD there. Can you please join us? Can you bring your friends, co-workers, and your family? This will be a great event - we are going to
educate the public and let the Canadian embassy know they can't sweep this under the rug. EVERY ONE IS NEEDED.

Please call us with any questions or for any information you need. Contact Andrea Cimino at 301-258-3109 (or acimino at today. Even if you've never gone to a rally before, you should come to this one.
We can't sit by and let this continue - it will take each one of us taking action, to stop it. For more information on this campaign, go to

I look forward to meeting you there on Wed, March 3rd when we all will speak for the seals.

If you can not attend, please support those protesting this massacre by help by calling the the Canadian Embassy on Wed. March 3 and asking them to end the bloody, needless business of the seal hunt.

Michael Kergin
Office of the Ambassador, (Economic) Canada
Canadian Embassy
501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
ph: 202-682-1740; fax: 202-682-7701, 202-682-7678

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you can look up the Canadian embassy in your nation at


Hunters cannot legally kill seal pups who still have their whitecoats, but its perfectly legal to kill two-week-old pups who are weaned and have just begun shedding their white fur. They are killed with rifles (many escape after being shot, only to fall off the ice floes and drown) or with Hakapiks - a large club with an ice pick like piece attached to penetrate a seals skull. Even more shocking, independent veterinarians who observed the hunt in 2001 studied carcasses left behind and concluded that as many as 40% of the seals killed were skinned alive. This gruesome killing MUST STOP.

**ACTION ALERT**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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