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Attention all Canadians – Support the Harb Seal Bill

March 5, 2009

Attention all Canadians - Support the "Harb" Seal Bill

news_090305_1_Attention_All_CanadiansFinally, a Canadian politician with the guts to speak out for justice for the seals.

Canadian Senator, Mac Harb, introduced a Bill on March 3rd to end Canada's cruel and destructive commercial seal slaughter once and for all.

Canadian politicians rose quickly to stifle the Harb Seal Bill but the fact that at long last, for the first time since the mid-1970's, a Canadian politician has spoken out against the seal slaughter.

This is a crack that we can wedge open further, thanks to the European bill to ban seal products.

If you are a Canadian or even if you're not, please send Senator Mac Harb an e-mail expressing your support for his initiative. He needs to know he has the backing of millions of people worldwide.

The e-mail address for Senator Mac Harb is harbsealbill@sen.parl.gc.ca

The address for postage (free when sent to House and/or Senate) is:

Senator Mac Harb: House of Commons
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0A6

Every single message and letter of support will help him make the Bill to end the seal hunt legitimate in the Senate and in the House of Commons, and bring it to the next stages. Every message of support will also make it much more difficult for the political parties and government to ignore the will of their electorates. As you all know, public opinion is on our side to end the seal slaughter. We must reach out to as many people as we can.

Independent groups will be participating globally for the International Day of Action for Seals the weekend of March 15th to protest the start of the seal hunt. This will be a great opportunity to rally all groups in support of Senator Mac Harb.

Sample of action addressed to all senators (Courtesy of IFAW)

Dear Senator,

I am writing to urge you to support Senator Mac Harb's bill to end Canada's commercial seal hunt.

As a Canadian, I proudly support this initiative and urge you to be accountable to the vast majority of Canadians by supporting this long-overdue legislation.

Our government has wasted my tax dollars subsidizing and defending this cruel and unsustainable hunt for far too long and as a concerned citizen I trust you will support the "Harb seal bill"

Sincerely,

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