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Bill Maher Asks for Help to Stop the Canadian Seal Hunt

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As Bill Maher wrote in a tweet last night “The #sealhunt has begun.” Those words, to anyone who has heard of the annual slaughter, are heartbreaking. It means that tens of thousands of baby seals will be clubbed, shot or stabbed to death for their fur.

The seals lose their fur as they grow into adulthood which is why the youngsters are the targets. Also, they can’t yet swim so have no way to escape from their human predators. Ever hear the expression, “It’s like shooting fish in a barrel”? That perfectly describes the ease with which hunters find and kill these baby seals.

Maher is hoping that people donate to HSUS’s campaign to stop the seal hunt. Over the years it has decreased in size due to the organization’s campaigns, but the battle isn’t won yet. Maher tweeted, “Please #give $10 to @humanesociety Sign up here to donate via Twitter: http://say.ly/PNA5yIO

Still need convincing to pitch in? Watch this short animation on what these seals are up against.

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  • that’s funny, because wasn’t hunting baby seals in Canada outlawed in 1987, and the consequences for being caught with one on your sealing vessel pretty steep? you may be an educator but you should also educate yourself with the Law in Canada, instead of spreading lies for site traffic…

  • WheelyMan

    Hey Bill Maher how was your T-bone steak this week? Know how that cow was slaughtered? No because slaughterhouses are not monitored like other hunts are. If you mouth off Bill try to get your facts right first and search websites that provide scientific facts like sealharvest.ca or sealandsealing.net – Seal is a sustainable industry no different than the meat and poultry industries in the USA.

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