Canadian Senator Mac Harb Introduces Legislation To End The Seal Hunt

For all of us working to end Canada's commercial seal hunt, an historic moment was marked today. For the first time ever, a Canadian poliician has introduced legislation to put an end to the largest remaining marine mammal slaughter in the world: Canada's commercial seal hunt. The Honourable Senator Mac Harb (Liberal) successfully introduced Bill S-229, casually referred to as the "Harb Seal Bill", for first reading in the Canadian Senate. The bill would bring an end to the commercial hunting of seals in Canadian waters, while protecting the rights of aboriginal peoples to hunt seals.

For all of us working to end Canada's commercial seal hunt, an historic moment was marked today. For the first time ever, a Canadian poliician has introduced legislation to put an end to the largest remaining marine mammal slaughter in the world: Canada's commercial seal hunt. The Honourable Senator Mac Harb (Liberal) successfully introduced Bill S-229, casually referred to as the "Harb Seal Bill", for first reading in the Canadian Senate. The bill would bring an end to the commercial hunting of seals in Canadian waters, while protecting the rights of aboriginal peoples to hunt seals.
I had the privilege of sitting in the Senate gallery this afternoon to witness this event, and was shocked by the reception the Senators bill received. A few Senators boooed and cried "shame, shame!" The bill was tabled, but no Senator was willing to second it, meaning it will not be debated until a seconder can be found. It was clear that the Senate does not want to have the public debate that is needed about Canada's commercial seal hunt... one wonders what they are so afraid of? But Senator Harb was unperturbed. He truly is a brave and courageous man, and will not be easily discouraged by his fellow Senators or Liberal party members. He knows that an end to Canada's commercial seal hunt is backed by the majority of Canadians, and supported by sound economic arguments.
Please take a moment to write to Canadian Senators, and let them know you support Bill S-229 - The Harb Seal Bill.
The more pressure we can put on the Senate, the more they will realize this important piece of legislation deserves to be debated by Canadian Parliamentarians. Let's act now!

Comments: 17

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

Stoppt die robbenjagd

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

Please stop seal hunting!!!
They are part of nature too and also have rights on this earth! The earth is for every animals not only for humans!!!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

I live in the United States. I was appalled at the horrific slaughtering of seals. Some of them weren't even dead before they skinned them. I, as a US citizen, will boycott Canada and ask that my friends and family and even some Europeans that I know to boycott Canada. I will also ask our President Obama to boycott Canada. Canadian fisherman are doing a horrible thing and Minister Shea is in agreement with them. SHAME ON THE FISHERMAN AND MINISTER SHEA. What kind of people are you???? Praise goes to Senator Harb for pushing legislation to stop this inhumane slaughter of seals.

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

STOP IT !!!!!!!!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

Finally someone who is trying to put an end to this slaughter of young creatures. Hopefully everyone will write to the senators and let them know how they feel about this horrible harvestof marine mammals.

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

End The Seal Hunt!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

To End The Seal Hunt - Thank you!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

A MIRACLE ON ICE, THE BIRTHING GROUNDS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BABY SEALS WILL TURN RED WITH THE CRUEL SLAUGHTER OF CANADA'S COMMERCIAL SEAL HUNT IN JUST A FEW SHORT WEEKS!!!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - DO SOMETHING REALLY GOOD AND SIGN THIS PETITION :
http://www.stopthesealhunt.com/site/lookup.asp?c=...
WE ARE AT 63,000 SIGNATURES AND NEED 205,000 IN 2 WEEKS. PLEASE SHARE, CROSS POST, AND ASK OTHERS TO TAKE ACTION BY SIGNING - THANK YOU... THANK YOU... THANK YOU !!!
WE STAND ALONGSIDE CANADA SENATOR MAC HARB - PLEASE SHARE, CROSS POST, AND TAKE ACTION BY SIGNING THIS PETITION SO THAT SENATOR MAC HARB STANDS A BETTER CHANCE AGAINST THE CANADIAN COGERNMENT AND TO STOP CANADA'S SEAL MURDEROUS INDUSTRY !!!
Seals as young as three weeks old will be clubbed and beaten. Others will be shot in open water ... many will suffocate under the ice or even be skinned alive.
But for the first time in our history, a Canadian politician is proposing a law to end this suffering of baby seals.
TELL CANADA AND ITS GOVERNMENT THAT YOU SUPPORT THE MAC HARB SEAL BILL TO END CANADA'S COMMERCIAL SEAL HUNT AND ITS YEARLY RE-OCCURING MASSACRE!
You can aLso Sign The Pledge To BOYCOTT CANADA:
http://www.hsus.org/protect_seals.html
http://www.boycott-canada.com/
Lone senator's effort to ban seal hunt clubbed: http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/595989
BOYCOTT CANADA !!!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

WE STAND ALONGSIDE CANADA SENATOR MAC HARB - PLEASE SHARE, CROSS POST, AND TAKE ACTION BY SIGNING THIS PETITION SO THAT SENATOR MAC HARB STANDS A BETTER CHANCE AGAINST THE CANADIAN COGERNMENT AND TO STOP CANADA'S SEAL MURDEROUS INDUSTRY !!!
Seals as young as three weeks old will be clubbed and beaten. Others will be shot in open water ... many will suffocate under the ice or even be skinned alive.
But for the first time in our history, a Canadian politician is proposing a law to end this suffering of baby seals.
TELL CANADA AND ITS GOVERNMENT THAT YOU SUPPORT THE MAC HARB SEAL BILL TO END CANADA'S COMMERCIAL SEAL HUNT AND ITS YEARLY RE-OCCURING MASSACRE!
BOYCOTT CANADA !!!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

Like most Canadians, and most people around the world, I have had a GUTFUL of the seal hunt (That's Aussie for fed up) and as for Gail Shea, what can a person expect of that stupid woman? I am glad that Mac Harb is not willing to give up so easily, and if enough pressure is brought to bear, maybe we can see an end to this grisly ritual. I'll sleep better once it is that's for sure.

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