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March 23, 2012

Urgent: Help Baby Seals Today

Baby seal on the ice
Frank Loftus/The HSUS

Though the commercial slaughter of young harp seals for their fur isn’t officially slated to begin in Canada for a few more weeks, our team this week has distressing news to report.

Earlier than expected, Canadian sealers began killing adult and baby seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Our team shot a video of this tragedy (includes graphic images). Today, we’re asking our supporters if you can help us protect seals with a gift to our seals campaign.

One of HSUS’s National Council members and the founder of American Dog Rescue, Arthur E. Benjamin, recently traveled to the harp seal nursery to see the animals before the bloodshed began. He told me it was one of the most moving experiences of his life. You can watch a video of his show, “For the Love of Dogs,” where he and co-host Farah White bring attention to the urgent need to end the seal slaughter.

Thank you for whatever action you can take today to help us save these seals. These animals need your help—whether you can donate, share our video with friends, join our boycott of Canadian seafood, or download our iPhone app to support restaurants and chefs that have joined the boycott.

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