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Friends Of Animals United NJ/NY (FAUN) Message Board › **FAUN " Shame On You, Canada!"

**FAUN " Shame On You, Canada!" anti-seal hunt demo @ Red Lobster, 5 Times Square, NYC***

Anthony
AnthonyBotti
Group Organizer
Long Branch, NJ

*FAUN "Shame On You, Canada!" seal-hunt demo @ Red Lobster @ 5 Times Square, NYC*

**Thursday, April 28th, 2o11 from 6 ~ 8pm** @ Red Lobster, 5 Times Square, 42nd St between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York City, NY =======================

**Canadian Seal Hunt, General Background**

**WARNING (graphic imagery)**:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw8MKd__1L0­

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbEV2HwR6vU­

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**FAST FACTS:**

• Canada's commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on Earth. In just 10 years, over two million seals have been killed for their fur. This does not include the tens of thousands of seals who have been wounded by sealer’s clubs or rifles and escaped under the ice, only to succumb to their wounds and die.

• 97 percent of the seals killed in the past 10 years have been less than three months of age. At the time of slaughter, many had yet to eat their first solid meal or take their first swim, leaving them utterly defenseless against the “hunters".

• In 2001, an independent veterinary panel studied the commercial seal hunt. They concluded that the seal hunt results in considerable and unacceptable suffering. They noted that in 42 percent of the seals examined there was not enough evidence of cranial injury to even guarantee unconsciousness at the time of skinning.

• Harp seals are ice dependent animals. They rely on sea ice to give birth to and nurse their pups and they need the ice to remain intact until the pups are strong enough to survive in open water.

• Climate change has caused sea ice to diminish at an alarming rate off Canada’s east coast in the harp seal birthing grounds. Sea ice formation has been well below average for each of the past 15 years, with 2010 having the lowest sea ice formation on record. The Canadian government has estimated up to 100% mortality in harp seal birthing areas when the sea ice did not form or melted too early in the season. Despite this, the Canadian government continues to authorize private profiteers to carry out gruesome,unconscionably cruel harp seal massacres each and every year.

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PLEASE stand with FAUN in defense of the baby harp seals so horribly bludgeoned and/or shot to death, even SKINNED alive by coldhearted profiteers for ridiculous fur apparel. We were horrified to learn, at the end of March, that the baby harp seal kill quota for 2012 has actually been INCREASED by 20% to a staggering total of 468,200 - the largest authorized baby harp seal massacre in Canada's history! And this at at time when the impact of man-caused climate change is having an unprecedented impact on harp seal populations - premature ice melting is causing hundreds of thousands of just -born harp seals to DROWN before they learn to swim, and even before the annual slaughter begins. This is a HORRIBLE situation, and one that demands the attention of the animal rights community. FAUN will have plenty of signs, leaflets, a widescreen video and a few other surprises, designed to draw public/political attention to the nightmarish plight of the harp seals, the oceans of innocent blood, year after year turning cold and staining the ice CRIMSON with Canada's shame.

WHAT: *FAUN "Shame on You, Canada!" anti-sealhunt demo*

WHERE: Red Lobster (HUGE Canadian seafood buyer),

5 Times Square , 42nd St between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York City

WHEN: Thursday, April 28th, 2o11

TIME: 6:00 ~ 8:00pm

This needless sickness has to stop.

Please come and help us visibly and vocally demonstrate our adamant opposition to it. These animals are being pushed to the brink of extinction due to climate change, habitat loss and disruption of food chains, how disgraceful that on top of all we humans have imposed on them, we dedicate a season every year to bludgeoning or shooting their helpless, immobilized, vulnerable babies to a pulp, or skinning them alive. Please help us let the responsible government know that we'll vocally oppose them in thought, word and deed, and encourage others to do so, until this horrible travesty is ABOLISHED FOREVER!

**Other actions to take:**

1) Write a semi-personalized or personalized letter to any/all relevant Canadian officials using a template graciously provided by Harpseals.org:

http://www.harpseals.org/help/letters_and_emails/canada_pols_email.php

2) Urge Canadian Minister of Int'l Trade VanLoan to withdraw the ugly WTO Challenge

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4964&s_src=hsicaemail&sub_src=031511&JServSessionIdr004=qyn0o06i28.app305a­

3)Support the Harb seal bill:

http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=87&ea.campaign.id=5119

IF there are any questions about this demonstration (or any of the NY-based FAUN campaigns, please send an email to either of our highly-esteemed FAUN NY organizers, either Jim@faunnj.org and/or Robert@faunnj.org. Here is telephone contact info for both FAUN NY organizers/campaign coordinators:

*Jim* : 917-693-9601

*Robert* : @ 646-465-3936

For information on FAUN events on the NJ side of the Hudson River, please send an email to information@faunnj.org or call Anthony @ 732-693-9044.

Animals are sacred. People of true goodwill, character and ethics FIGHT for them!

Anthony Botti

www.faunnj.org

(732)693-9044

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