Year after year, tens of thousands of seals are killed during Canada's commercial seal hunt. The animals are skinned, and sometimes their flippers are cut off. Then their bodies are tossed away.
It's an unnecessary, horrifying waste of life.
Seal meat, while eaten in some parts of Canada, is not the focus of the commercial seal hunt. Almost all of the animals – 92 percent in 2013 – are dumped on the ice or tossed back into the ocean once their fur has been removed. Shockingly, this is completely legal.
Ask Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea to end the commercial seal hunt.
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