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Protest against barbaric slaughter of seals in Canada
07 March 2006

A peaceful protest against the continued slaughtering of seals in Canada is due to take place this month outside the Canadian Embassy in Dublin. Hundreds of thousands of the animals are clubbed, shot or hooked to death in what is said to be the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world.

Organised by the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), the protest will take place between 12 noon and 2 pm on Thursday, 23 March 2006 outside the Canadian Embassy, 65 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. For more information, contact ARAN on 087-6275579 or email A map showing the location of the embassy can be viewed on the Canada Ireland website.

ICABS has this week renewed its call on the Canadian authorities to act to stop the country's internationally condemned slaughter.

Among the high-profile supporters of campaigns to save the seals are Kim Bassinger, Juliette Binoche, Brigitte Bardot, Martin Sheen, Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyvor/StarGate), the Dalai Lama, Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney.

Man about to club seal to death
Barbaric: a man about to club a Canadian seal to death.

ICABS Action Item

If you are unable to attend the protest in Dublin, please register your opposition to the seal slaughter by contacting the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and the new Canadian Prime Minister. Thank you.

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland
Mr Mark J. Moher
The Canadian Embassy
65 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 417 4136
Fax:(01) 417 4101
(Note: Janet Green is the Assistant to the Ambassador)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa K1A 0A2

Fax: (001) 613-941-6900

Sample Letter
(Please compose your own personal letter if possible. If you do not have time to do this, please send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

Dear Sir,

I am writing to register my opposition to the continued slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals in Canada. This brutal assault on the seal population is a terrible reflection on your country - the unfortunate animals are mercilessly shot, clubbed over the head or hooked to death. I implore you to intervene to bring this barbarism to an end.

Thank you. I look forward to your positive reply.

Yours sincerely,

Seal Slaughter: More information

To learn more about the brutality of Canada's seal slaughter, visit the "Stop The Seal Hunt" website at

Seal Slaughter: Petition

Click on the link to sign a Humane Society of the United States petition

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