Posted on February 11, 2008 - Filed Under Charity, Modeling Q & A, Personal Picts, Studio NB
Like you, I care about animals and I don’t ever want to see them suffer.
That’s why I was so horrified to find out about Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Each year, hundreds of thousands of defenseless baby seals are brutally clubbed and shot to death for their fur, most of which is exported to Europe.
I still remember the first time I saw the shocking images: conscious seal pups impaled on metal hooks and dragged across the ice, wounded seals left to suffer, some baby seals even skinned alive. I vowed then to do everything I could to stop this cruelty.
The next commercial seal hunt begins in just a few weeks time. But the good news is you and I finally have a real chance to stop commercial seal hunting forever.
Right now, the European Union is considering a ban on all seal product trade, a ban that could spell the end of commercial seal hunting globally. The EU is holding a public consultation to measure international opinion on the idea, and I’m asking everyone who cares about animals to participate. It doesn’t matter where you live, the EU wants to hear from you.
My friends at the Humane Society have created www.bansealtrade.org to help guide us through the process. It only takes a few minutes to speak up for the seals, the deadline is February 13th, so please log on to www.bansealtrade.org today!
If we all act now, this may be the last commercial seal hunt any of us ever has to witness.