This image is of a Grey Seal Pup – Photographed by us at Donna Nook Rookery – November 2011
To Whom It May Concern,
I'm writing to commend the historic decision by the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Kazakhstan to ban your trade in harp seal fur. This crucial legislation is already helping to save hundreds of thousands of defenceless seals around the world from a horrible fate.
Canada's commercial seal slaughter is the world's largest, and involves a level of cruelty that no thinking, compassionate person could ever accept. Not surprisingly, most compassionate people oppose the slaughter and support foreign nations prohibiting their trade in seal products.
The 27-nation European Union, Mexico, Croatia, and the United States have all prohibited seal product trade for animal welfare and conservation reasons. Now, your actions have inspired Canadian parliamentarians to consider ending the seal slaughter for good.
I cannot thank you enough for the compassion and leadership you have shown on this issue.
Seri and Kevin