Boycott Canadian Seafood to Save Baby Seals from Clubbing

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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization.

About the Pledge

In the last decade, more than 2 million baby harp seals have been killed by Canadian fishermen between their fishing seasons. Each year, tens of thousands of baby seals are clubbed to death over a few days in March and April.

On average, sealers make less than five percent of their income from killing seals. So what brings in the other 95 percent? Seafood.

Here is how your boycott of Canadian seafood can help:

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it will shut down the commercial seal slaughter when Canada's fishing industry asks it to do so—and since more than 60 percent of Canadian seafood exports go to the United States each year, this gives us a lever.

Through the boycott of Canadian seafood we can send a clear message: If Canada's fishing industry would like open access to the U.S. market, it needs to stop the commercial seal slaughter for good.

YES! I will boycott Canadian seafood to save seals.

I pledge not to buy Canadian seafood -- like snow crabs, cod, and cold water shrimp -- as long as the Canadian commercial fishing industry continues its slaughter of baby seals.

Action Updates

  • 06 May 2013

    We've increased our goal!

    So many of you have pledged to boycott Canadian Seafood that we've increased our goal to 10,000!


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