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Friday, February 24, 2006

Trader Joe's Joins the Boycott of Canadian Seafood for the Seals

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society warmly applauds the decision by Trader Joe's to join the Boycott of Canadian Seafood for the harp seals.

The Canadian seafood industry has already suffered more in annual losses than the seal hunt generates in profit. How much more damage is the Canadian government willing to inflict upon the entire Canadian seafood industry in order to continue to support the cruelty and wastefulness of the obscenity known as the annual east coast seal slaughter?


The message below can be found on the Trader Joe's website:

www.traderjoes.com

Trader Joe's Message to Customers Regarding Canadian Seafood and the Seal Hunt Issue

The Issue: It's been reported that some fishermen off Canada's East coast near Newfoundland kill baby seals in the off-season from fishing.

We looked into this, and we think it's important to tell you that we do not purchase any seafood items from the areas where the killing of seals is taking place. Our seafood products that are labeled "Product of Canada," come from reputable suppliers on Canada's West coast, or come from Alaska and are simply processed on Canada's West coast. None of these suppliers are involved in the seal hunt. In addition, we have no plans to purchase any seafood products from the East coast of Canada.

Learn more about Sea Shepherd's efforts to save the seals!