Children and Politicians at IFAW's Rally to Ban Seal Products

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Three Dutch members of parliament and dozens of school children participated in IFAW's
campaign for a European ban on Seal products on 1 April 2008 in The Hague, The Netherlands. 
The parliamentary members from the liberal, social, and social democratic parties
demonstrated their support by climbing up a ladder to place puzzle pieces in the form of European 
countries on a large billboard map, symbolizing the European countries that currently 
do not have a ban on seal products.  The children cheered and waved European flags
in the air as each member took on the brave task of climbing the ladder to the top.

Comments: 18

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Its heart-breaking to see the videos of grown men clubbing seals over the head, dragging them along the ice on hooks and skinning them while they are obviously still alive. How can Mr. Hearn and his DFO goons call this a "humane hunt"???!!! I've been involved in trying to end the seal hunt for over 15 years, and to me it looks just as brutal, bloody and unbearable as ever...nothing has changed.
I hope the EU and other countries vote against importing seal products from all countries involved in sealing so that we may never have to see the videos or pictures of mutilated, dying or suffering seals ever again.
Please help stop this insane bloodsport once and for all, not only for ourselves, but also for future generations to come.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Thank you to all who participated in IFAW's rally to ban seal products. Your actions are vital to ending the seal hunt and very much appreciated in the U.S.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Thank you, Holland!
I am Slovene, living in the United States. Both Slovenia and the U.S. have imposed the ban - it's time for the European Union to act!

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Every country should take a lesson from the Dutch, you should be a very proud nation, for your kindness and compassion you have my respect and thanks.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Thank you for your support from seal defenders in the United States!

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I am Dutch, though I live in California.
Holland even has a political Party of the Animals, and I'm proud of that sort of attitude.
Canada should be declared an "uncivilized nation" for killing hundreds of thousands of baby seals every year. Gandhi said that a country's level of civilization should be measured in terms of how it treats its animals. What happens to the seals is simply atrocious, evil, a sin.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I am Dutch, though I live in California.
Holland even has a political Party of the Animals, and I'm proud of that sort of attitude.
Canada should be declared an "uncivilized nation" for killing hundreds of thousands of baby seals every year. Gandhi said that a country's level of civilization should be measured in terms of how it treats its animals. What happens to the seals is simply atrocious, evil, a sin.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Thank you so much for all your support Dutch friends :-)
We have to stop this hunt!

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