Tell CTV you Oppose the Seal Hunt!

CTV is conducting a poll on their site about the seal hunt.  Please visit http://www.ctv.ca/news and let them know you support an end to the seal hunt. 

CTV Montreal also has a poll.  You can take their poll via this link: http://montreal.ctv.ca/cfcf/news/polls&id=983.

Thanks for your support!

 

Comments: 34

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

There were no worries about the loss of income to tobacco growers when they told people to stop smoking. When something is wrong, it's just wrong.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I'd like to share an action I've taken and also would like to respond to Sonya's post.
First to Sonya:
“Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer
It is not a question of preference or priority. We each choose an area where we can help, where we can make a difference. It does not automatically follow that we are indifferent to other circumstances, other injustices in the world. It is admirable when any one person takes any action to better the human, the ecological or the animal condition. We are/it is all connected and all of it needs tending to.
Second: I usually visit Canada and particularly Ottawa each spring as it's one of my favorite cities. This year I've chosen not to visit or patronize Canadian businesses in protest. I've written them directly to ensure they understand this policy impacts their bottom line. Following is a copy of one of the communications which I hope others will reference as an example. Boycotts are very effective.
To Whom it May Concern:
The following e-letter was sent to the Fairmont Hotel Chateau Laurier. I am writing similar to other businesses I've patronized in Canada, particularly Ottawa, in the past. I regret that I can not in good conscious support them now or in the future for the reason stated below:
'I will miss staying at the Chateau Laurier this year as I normally do each spring. I will not be patronizing the hotel or any other businesses in Canada until the brutal slaughter of baby seals is discontinued. I think it important you know that your revenues are impacted by this policy. I hope that the Canadian government sees reason and I am able to return one day soon to enjoy Canada, particularly Ottawa and your lovely hotel.'
I hope you will take my action seriously and know that I am not alone in my stand of protest against the Canadian government on this issue. Canada has a long history of peace and cooperation. It is unfortunate that she can't extend reason and compassion to other beings. Until that day arrives, I will not be spending in Canada or purchasing goods via mail or internet from Canada. I am encouraging everyone I know to follow my example and have been successfully persuasive to date.
Peace to all reading this post - and let's try to remember that spending our energy on collaboration toward an end to violence and injustice wherever it exists is energy well spent.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

One thing I've noticed is that extremism rarely gets you noticed in a good way.
All these people screaming for the deaths of human to save animals are no better than Al-Quaeda.
If you don't agree with eating or hunting, fine. Leave the people who do it alone. It's sustainable, the WWF agrees (and I have a lot more faith in WWF who has no donations on the line than these Moral Elite Eco-terrorists). That's the main concern here. If the species in question will continue to exist, human lives take priority and always will.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I find it really hard to believe that a modern and advanced country such as Canada is still engaged in this kind of barbaric hunt. What century are you living in?! The Canadian government should be ashamed. You really give the whole country a bad name.
I won't even consider travelling to Canada until this disgusting hunt stops. For good.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

A more "humane" hunt? There's no such thing! Murdering God's creatures, who aren't harming anyone, just so rich, vain, and selfish women can look vain, rich and selfish. I've got news for you, ladies - IF you claim that title: The fur looks a lot better on the animals! Canada, wake up! You're a very attractive country - except for the seal hunt. I'm down here in California. In this country, the way things are going, you could attract many brilliant, accomplished American emigrants - IF you'd just stop the seal hunt. I once knew an intelligent, gifted native of Toronto who lived here in LA but wanted to go home. He didn't - because of the seal hunt. There are more animal lovers out there than non-animal lovers. You do the math! As far as I know, this is the only abominable and ugly practice that Canada officially participates in. Think about it!

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I was always so proud to call myself Canadian but the last few years I feel more and more ashamed. It is disgusting and wrong what these men are doing to these defenseless animals but they try to justify it by telling people that they need to be controlled because they eat all of "our" fish and that what they are clubbing to death are not babies that in fact they are adults! In my opinion when a living thing is four weeks old it is still a baby.
I believe that the people in the east coast and up north who are doing this should get out and get a real job. They drain our oceans of fish, crab, lobster and shrimp all summer, go on employment insurance all winter and then in the spring set out to slaughter these animals. Who the hell are they? Disgusting and what is more disgusting is that the news portrays these four men who passed away the victims. First of all they should never have been out in the those water conditions in that size of a boat and second they should have never been asleep on it!! How stupid were they? Someone has to take the fall of there stupidity and it will be the Canadian Coast Guard. Instead of Canadians focusing on these men, maybe the news should focus on how cruel these men are to these animals and make the rest of Canadians aware of it. Most Canadians are not aware of what is going on and I think they should have the right. What we do today effects our lives tomorrow. We have to stick together and with a little bit of hope we can put a complete stop to it.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Cela fait tellement longtemps que l'on en parle que je trouve affreux de voir que cette pratique existe toujours
et que le gouvbernement n'agis pas quand on sait ...

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

The seal hunt is disgusting, always has been. I can't truly blame the hunters, though they should have enough compassion to realize how sick the whole thing is, but perhaps they have never been taught anything, nor been in an envrioment to learn to develop any compassion for anything.
I can't forgive the polititians that permit it, nor the rich ppl who buy those seal skin coats.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I have been fighting, urging, petitioning, writing, hurting for the CRUEL-GROSS-MOST DESPICABLE FORM OF HUMAN ENTITLEMENT since I was in high school; I am now 46 years old and am still in this fight to end the BARBARIC and UNNECCARY murders of the baby harp seals.
FOR WHAT??FOR WHAT? FOR WHAT? FAKE FUR EXISTS-- WE DO NOT NEED MURDERED SEAL FUR TO ADORN OURSELVES WITH.
YES, I AM VEGAN, YES MY DAUGHTER IS VEGAN--WE PRACTICE WHAT WE BELIEVE IN. EVERYONE BOYCOTT -STOP BUYING CANADIAN FISH PRODUCTS-DO NOT BUY FUR, BOYCOTT CANADA..(I AM SORRY TO THE CANADIANS WHO DO NOT SUPPORT THIS) BUT WE MUST MAKE THIS HURT TO AN END--IT IS TIME...I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS FOR 25 YEARS!!!!!!!
THAT IS TOOOOOOOOO LONG.
IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE EVIL OF OUR SPECIES....
ADORN OURSELVES WITH THE FUR OF BLUDGEONED HELPLESS INNOCENT SEAL BABIES.
YET, CANADA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THE PLIGHT OF A CAPSIZED SHIP AND THEIR CREW; WE SHOULD CARE ABOUT THEIR SAFETY; THEIR DANGER..WHY???????? WE CAN WRITE ALL WE WANT BUT UNTIL THE SOURCE OF INCOME OF THESE HEINOUS -BARBARIC-CRUEL ACTS FEEL IT IN THEIR F*CKING POCKETS--IT WILL NEVER CEASE UNTIL THE LAST SEAL IS NO LONGER.
STOP BUYING CANADIAN--BOYCOTT CANADA--DON'T TRAVEL THERE--AND LET THEM KNOW WHY YOU BOYCOTT--PPPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE' PUT YOUR WORDS, AND HEART INTO POSTIIVE ACTION AND LET'S MAKE THIS END NOW-LET'S NOT HAVE ANOTHER SEAL HUNT IN 2009!!!!!
PLEASE

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I have been fighting, urging, petitioning, writing, hurting for the CRUEL-GROSS-MOST DESPICABLE FORM OF HUMAN ENTITLEMENT since I was in high school; I am now 46 years old and am still in this fight to end the BARBARIC and UNNECCARY murders of the baby harp seals.
FOR WHAT??FOR WHAT? FOR WHAT? FAKE FUR EXISTS-- WE DO NOT NEED MURDERED SEAL FUR TO ADORN OURSELVES WITH.
YES, I AM VEGAN, YES MY DAUGHTER IS VEGAN--WE PRACTICE WHAT WE BELIEVE IN. EVERYONE BOYCOTT -STOP BUYING CANADIAN FISH PRODUCTS-DO NOT BUY FUR, BOYCOTT CANADA..(I AM SORRY TO THE CANADIANS WHO DO NOT SUPPORT THIS) BUT WE MUST MAKE THIS HURT TO AN END--IT IS TIME...I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS FOR 25 YEARS!!!!!!!
THAT IS TOOOOOOOOO LONG.
IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE EVIL OF OUR SPECIES....
ADORN OURSELVES WITH THE FUR OF BLUDGEONED HELPLESS INNOCENT SEAL BABIES.
YET, CANADA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THE PLIGHT OF A CAPSIZED SHIP AND THEIR CREW; WE SHOULD CARE ABOUT THEIR SAFETY; THEIR DANGER..WHY???????? WE CAN WRITE ALL WE WANT BUT UNTIL THE SOURCE OF INCOME OF THESE HEINOUS -BARBARIC-CRUEL ACTS FEEL IT IN THEIR F*CKING POCKETS--IT WILL NEVER CEASE UNTIL THE LAST SEAL IS NO LONGER.
STOP BUYING CANADIAN--BOYCOTT CANADA--DON'T TRAVEL THERE--AND LET THEM KNOW WHY YOU BOYCOTT--PPPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE' PUT YOUR WORDS, AND HEART INTO POSTIIVE ACTION AND LET'S MAKE THIS END NOW-LET'S NOT HAVE ANOTHER SEAL HUNT IN 2009!!!!!
PLEASE

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