Just this morning off the coast of Newfoundland, I witnessed baby seals clubbed, shot, and skinned, and it broke my heart. There was nothing -- not one thing -- I could do to stop it.
These baby seals on the ice today never had a chance. They're threatened at every turn -- even their ice habitat is melting out from under them.
Still, the Canadian government has authorized sealers to slaughter up to 400,000 survivors this year -- all for their fur in the name of "fashion."
This massacre has to end. We have to end it. Please, help me end the seal slaughter by making an emergency donation to protect seals.
Your emergency donation today keeps us on the ice so we can report on the fate of these beautiful animals, and it will keep us fighting all year long to stop this senseless killing once and for all.
Thanks to the global outcry of millions of people like you, we're closer than ever to ending the slaughter. Demand for seal products is rapidly diminishing -- most recently, Russia has banned the trade in harp seal pelts, and Canada's largest seal fur purchaser has stopped buying seal products.
We're making tremendous progress in this campaign. But sadly, baby seals are still dying. With your emergency gift today, we won’t stop fighting until peace has been restored to the ice floes for good.
Thank you for all your support.
Director of Canadian Wildlife Issues
The Humane Society of the United States