Sally the Seal's Visit to Nova Scotia a Success

Sally the Seal making her Valentine.

What a great day Sally the Seal had at I LOVE NOVA SCOTIA DAY! Click here to see all of the photos.

Sally attended the afternoon festivities with IFAW and the Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition, to celebrate her love for Nova Scotia and deliver a special valentine to Premier Darrell Dexter.

Sally had spent all morning lovingly creating her valentine with the message: "Roses are red, Violets are blue, Grey seals love Nova Scotia, Won't you love us too?"

Unfortunately the Premier rejected Sally's love, forcing her to chase him down Barrington Street before literally running into a building to escape her advances.

Undiscouraged, Sally made her way up to the Premier's office, where yet again her attempts to deliver the valentine were rejected.

Heartbroken, she returned to the street, where she was immediately mobbed by a throng of Haligonians who showered her with love and affection. Already feeling recovering from her rejection, Sally looked up to see

Sally the Seal and The Honourable Percy Paris.

The Honourable Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, who was also kind and gave her a warm hug.

The Mayor of Halifax, Peter Kelly, also showed his love for seals and stopped to pose for a photo with Sally.

We weren't sure how Sally would be received here in Atlantic Canada. Even though she was spreading a message of Valentine love and celebration, we were worried that some people here might not welcome her presence with open arms. But aside from the few odd looks we got, exactly the opposite seemed to be true. Hundreds of people approached us to let us know that they loved seals too, and asking to have their photo taken with Sally. Nova Scotia is where the world's largest population of grey seals calls home, and people here clearly share our love for these animals.

Sally the Seal and IFAW seal campaign director Sheryl Fink.

Unfortunately, a commercial hunt for grey seals could open in Nova Scotia waters this very week - right in the middle of the Canada Winter Games. Allowing such a slaughter to proceed in the wake of today's outpouring of seal love almost seems unthinkable, but it could happen. All so that a handful of fishermen can earn $15 each for the skins of the pups, just weeks old and barely finished nursing.

Please help IFAW to sent a Valentines message for seals. Let the Government of Nova Scotia know that you love seals too, and want them to be protected, not slaughtered.

--SF

For more information on how you can take action, visit http://bit.ly/IFAWGreySealAction

Comments: 3

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

[...] most outrageous part of today’s announcement is that it occurs mere days after the I Love Nova Scotia celebrations, where literally hundreds of people approached IFAW and let them know of their love for seals and [...]

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

[...] most outrageous part of today’s announcement is that it occurs mere days after the I Love Nova Scotia celebrations, where literally hundreds of people approached IFAW and let them know of their love for seals and [...]

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

I live in Alberta, Canada and i vist Newfoundland about once every two years. I disagree with banning the seal hunt. Seal hunting is how many people make a living to feed their famlies. I agree with not hunting animals that are an endangered species and treating animals like they have feelings and not tortoing them to death and so on. seal are not a threated species and when they are hunted they are killed respectfully. It seems to me that these animal protection groups only seem to care about animals that are "cute" or beutiful what about all the other animals that live horribly lives why can't we stop worrying about seals and start worrying about the thousands of chickens that are squished into boxes 1 foot by 1 foot untill there death one month later. I dont belive in the religon that when i die ill come back as a animal but if i did i wouldn't want to come back as a chicken but i wouldn't mind being a seal. nature can be a cruel thing and sometimes we have to put ourselves first. I feel that many of the poeple against seal hunting aren't seeing the whole picture.

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