Posted on April 23, 2010 - Filed Under HSUS, Personal Picts, Studio NB
This past Thursday, I traveled to Miami to attend an Earth Day celebration for Canada’s seal pups hosted by the Humane Society of the United States and Chefs for Seals. The event, which took place in Miami’s Design District in the Monroe Building, showcased my photographs taken of the harp seal nursery when filming my documentary, “A Sealed Fate?” in 2008. As a spokesperson for the HSUS, I have shared both the beauty of these animals, but also horrible killing they undergo during Canada’s commercial seal hunt each spring. The HSUS and Chefs for Seals are working to end this hunt by encouraging chefs, restaurants and consumers to boycott Canadian seafood until Canada’s fishing industry stops partaking in and supporting the hunt. In Miami, more than 70 local chefs and restaurants have pledged to boycott Canadian seafood. Throughout the United States and Europe, support for the boycott has grown to more than 5,000 restaurants and grocery stores.
Check out these images from the event, where I photographed local chefs who are lending their support to this important cause.
For more information on how you can help, please visit ProtectSeals