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Pearl
2007-03-11 08:57:45 EST
Take Action for Seals -- Attend LA Protest Thurs. 3/15
TAKE ACTION!

Attend the protest to stand up for the harp seals!

Date
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Time
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location
550 South Hope Street
(Corner of W. 6th and S. Hope)
Los Angeles, 90071

Additional Resources
www.harpseals.org
www.seashepherd.org


Dear ...,

Concerned citizens of Los Angeles and Orange County will
gather outside the Canadian Consulate on Thursday,
March 15th, to protest Canada's annual harp seal slaughter
and promote the boycott of Canadian seafood. Over 30 other
protests will take place in cities all around the world. This year,
the Canadian government is ignoring its own mandate to apply
the Precautionary Approach to ecological management as it
stubbornly refuses to cancel the seal "hunt" despite poor ice
conditions that could cause pups to drown in large numbers.
Seal pups require thick, sturdy ice to hold them for weeks
until they learn to swim.

Canada's mismanagement of the oceans has so far led to
the collapse of the cod fishery, the destruction of 95% of
the population of a half dozen deep-water fish off the
Newfoundland coast, including the Greenland halibut, and
the imperilment of the snow crab population. The Canadian
government's next victim will be the harp seal, unless activists
around the world succeed in pressuring the government to
ban the seal "hunt."

Citizens will gather at the Canadian Consulate to demand
the cancellation of this year's industrial-scale slaughter of
seal pups and to demand a permanent ban on the industrial
slaughter of harp seals. Citizens will also educate passersby
about the Canadian seafood boycott. This boycott is
designed to put direct economic pressure on the Canadian
fishing industry, the industry behind the largest slaughter
of marine mammals in the world.

Each spring in Atlantic Canada, over 300,000 defenseless
baby harp seals (approximately 3 weeks to 3 months old
pups) are massacred on the ice floes. In a matter of weeks,
a pristine white nursery turns crimson, with hundreds of
thousands of lifeless, skinless bodies strewn all over the ice.
This industrial slaughter nets these off-season fishermen
only about $40 a pelt.

The massacre is perpetrated by a few thousand Canadians
who beat and shoot these seals and skin many of them alive.
The money these sealers receive for this is only about 5%
of their yearly income from fishing. If these fishermen only
stayed home for an extra two weeks, they would continue
to earn the Employment Insurance benefits that they earn
every year during the off-season.

Since it is the support of the Canadian seafood industry
that perpetuates the slaughter, the Canadian seafood boycott
can pressure this industry to take a stand against this annual
massacre and thus result in legislation in Canada to ban the
slaughter of seals. Since the U.S. is the largest consumer of
Canadian seafood, importing about 70% of Canada's seafood
exports (equating to approximately CAN$3 billion dollars),
American consumers alone can put enough pressure on
Canada's seafood industry to end the massacres once and
for all.

For the Animals,

Campaigns Department
Last Chance for Animals





Chom Noamsky
2007-03-11 14:47:09 EST
"pearl" <tea@signguestbook.ie> wrote in message
news:et0u9d$qff$1@reader01.news.esat.net...

> Dear ...,
>
> Concerned citizens of Los Angeles and Orange County will
> gather outside the Canadian Consulate on Thursday,
> March 15th, to protest Canada's annual harp seal slaughter
> and promote the boycott of Canadian seafood.

Good luck. Boycotts had a negligable effect last year, the ARAs claim they
did but the data doesn't support it. And the logic of the boycott is
faulty, the vast majority of Canadian seafood fishing has absolutely nothing
to do with sealing. The boycotts are seen as hurting the wrong people and
the consumer is smart enough to judge what is unfair and unjust.

Too bad the ARAs don't rely on facts to support their cause (if they did,
they wouldn't have a cause).



The Right One
2007-03-12 06:38:40 EST
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"pearl" <tea@signguestbook.ie> wrote in message
news:et0u9d$qff$1@reader01.news.esat.net...
> Take Action for Seals -- Attend LA Protest Thurs. 3/15
> TAKE ACTION!
>
> Attend the protest to stand up for the harp seals!
>
> Date
> Thursday, March 15, 2007
>
> Time
> 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
>
> Location
> 550 South Hope Street
> (Corner of W. 6th and S. Hope)
> Los Angeles, 90071
>
> Additional Resources
> www.harpseals.org
> www.seashepherd.org
>
>
> Dear ...,
>
> Concerned citizens of Los Angeles and Orange County will
> gather outside the Canadian Consulate on Thursday,
> March 15th, to protest Canada's annual harp seal slaughter
> and promote the boycott of Canadian seafood. Over 30 other
> protests will take place in cities all around the world. This year,
> the Canadian government is ignoring its own mandate to apply
> the Precautionary Approach to ecological management as it
> stubbornly refuses to cancel the seal "hunt" despite poor ice
> conditions that could cause pups to drown in large numbers.
> Seal pups require thick, sturdy ice to hold them for weeks
> until they learn to swim.
>
> Canada's mismanagement of the oceans has so far led to
> the collapse of the cod fishery, the destruction of 95% of
> the population of a half dozen deep-water fish off the
> Newfoundland coast, including the Greenland halibut, and
> the imperilment of the snow crab population. The Canadian
> government's next victim will be the harp seal, unless activists
> around the world succeed in pressuring the government to
> ban the seal "hunt."
>
> Citizens will gather at the Canadian Consulate to demand
> the cancellation of this year's industrial-scale slaughter of
> seal pups and to demand a permanent ban on the industrial
> slaughter of harp seals. Citizens will also educate passersby
> about the Canadian seafood boycott. This boycott is
> designed to put direct economic pressure on the Canadian
> fishing industry, the industry behind the largest slaughter
> of marine mammals in the world.
>
> Each spring in Atlantic Canada, over 300,000 defenseless
> baby harp seals (approximately 3 weeks to 3 months old
> pups) are massacred on the ice floes. In a matter of weeks,
> a pristine white nursery turns crimson, with hundreds of
> thousands of lifeless, skinless bodies strewn all over the ice.
> This industrial slaughter nets these off-season fishermen
> only about $40 a pelt.
>
> The massacre is perpetrated by a few thousand Canadians
> who beat and shoot these seals and skin many of them alive.
> The money these sealers receive for this is only about 5%
> of their yearly income from fishing. If these fishermen only
> stayed home for an extra two weeks, they would continue
> to earn the Employment Insurance benefits that they earn
> every year during the off-season.
>
> Since it is the support of the Canadian seafood industry
> that perpetuates the slaughter, the Canadian seafood boycott
> can pressure this industry to take a stand against this annual
> massacre and thus result in legislation in Canada to ban the
> slaughter of seals. Since the U.S. is the largest consumer of
> Canadian seafood, importing about 70% of Canada's seafood
> exports (equating to approximately CAN$3 billion dollars),
> American consumers alone can put enough pressure on
> Canada's seafood industry to end the massacres once and
> for all.
>
> For the Animals,
>
> Campaigns Department
> Last Chance for Animals
>
>
>
>



Pearl
2007-03-12 06:57:52 EST
"Chom Noamsky" <e@t.me> wrote in message news:N8YIh.76292$cE3.61940@edtnps89...
> "pearl" <tea@signguestbook.ie> wrote in message
> news:et0u9d$qff$1@reader01.news.esat.net...
>
> > Dear ...,
> >
> > Concerned citizens of Los Angeles and Orange County will
> > gather outside the Canadian Consulate on Thursday,
> > March 15th, to protest Canada's annual harp seal slaughter
> > and promote the boycott of Canadian seafood.
>
> Good luck. Boycotts had a negligable effect last year, the ARAs claim they
> did but the data doesn't support it. And the logic of the boycott is
> faulty, the vast majority of Canadian seafood fishing has absolutely nothing
> to do with sealing. The boycotts are seen as hurting the wrong people and
> the consumer is smart enough to judge what is unfair and unjust.
>
> Too bad the ARAs don't rely on facts to support their cause (if they did,
> they wouldn't have a cause).

'Crab prices will drive fishermen out of business: FFAW
Last updated Apr 7 2006 11:32 AM NDT
CBC News
..
This year, the fishermen are dealing with a marketplace where
their catches are far less attractive.

The high Canadian dollar and supply issues have driven down
the price of snow crab, which several years ago had a value of
about $500 million to the provincial economy. "A lot of people
have indicated to me that they'd take a chance on waiting a
while and see if things are looking brighter," McCurdy said.

http://www.cbc.ca/nl/story/nf-crab-prices-20060407.html

'The Miami Crab Corporation is a multinational leader in the
production and import of crabmeat products, selling to
seafood distributors and wholesalers throughout the United
States. The three restaurants joining the boycott-Jones
Hollywood, Dusty's Restaurant, and Tantra's Restaurant -
are all well-known in the Hollywood scene for their excellent
food.

They join other restaurants like Tavern on the Green and
companies like Legal Sea Foods, Down East Seafood, The
Plitt Company, Whole Foods Markets, Wild Oats Markets,
Original Fish, and Spectrum Organics in the United States,
and Marks and Spencer in the United Kingdom in taking
steps to reduce or end their Canadian seafood sales.

"As more and more U.S. seafood businesses join the boycott,
it is clear that this issue is resonating with Americans. It is
simply unconscionable for Canada to promote this slaughter
of innocent baby seals and we will continue to put economic
pressure on the government until the hunt is called off for
good," said Dr. John Grandy, senior vice president of The
HSUS.

Two thirds of Canadian seafood is exported to the United
States, producing $2.8 billion annually for the Canadian
economy and making the industry a viable target for a
boycott. The recent implementation of country-of-origin
labeling for seafood products will make it easier for
consumers to determine which products come from Canada.
More than 120,000 individuals have already signed The
HSUS boycott pledge on the web site, www.ProtectSeals.org,
which also provides a downloadable pocket guide to the most
common Canadian seafood products, such as snow crabs.
..'
http://www.infurmation.com/press_detail.php?id=222




Pearl
2007-03-12 06:59:16 EST
"The Right One" <tp@rightone.comn> wrote in message news:Q4aJh.12846$zU1.413@pd7urf1no...
> http://www.rightpoint.org/indexim/fur.jpg

http://www.furisdead.com/

> "pearl" <tea@signguestbook.ie> wrote in message
> news:et0u9d$qff$1@reader01.news.esat.net...
> > Take Action for Seals -- Attend LA Protest Thurs. 3/15
> > TAKE ACTION!
> >
> > Attend the protest to stand up for the harp seals!
> >
> > Date
> > Thursday, March 15, 2007
> >
> > Time
> > 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
> >
> > Location
> > 550 South Hope Street
> > (Corner of W. 6th and S. Hope)
> > Los Angeles, 90071
> >
> > Additional Resources
> > www.harpseals.org
> > www.seashepherd.org
> >
> >
> > Dear ...,
> >
> > Concerned citizens of Los Angeles and Orange County will
> > gather outside the Canadian Consulate on Thursday,
> > March 15th, to protest Canada's annual harp seal slaughter
> > and promote the boycott of Canadian seafood. Over 30 other
> > protests will take place in cities all around the world. This year,
> > the Canadian government is ignoring its own mandate to apply
> > the Precautionary Approach to ecological management as it
> > stubbornly refuses to cancel the seal "hunt" despite poor ice
> > conditions that could cause pups to drown in large numbers.
> > Seal pups require thick, sturdy ice to hold them for weeks
> > until they learn to swim.
> >
> > Canada's mismanagement of the oceans has so far led to
> > the collapse of the cod fishery, the destruction of 95% of
> > the population of a half dozen deep-water fish off the
> > Newfoundland coast, including the Greenland halibut, and
> > the imperilment of the snow crab population. The Canadian
> > government's next victim will be the harp seal, unless activists
> > around the world succeed in pressuring the government to
> > ban the seal "hunt."
> >
> > Citizens will gather at the Canadian Consulate to demand
> > the cancellation of this year's industrial-scale slaughter of
> > seal pups and to demand a permanent ban on the industrial
> > slaughter of harp seals. Citizens will also educate passersby
> > about the Canadian seafood boycott. This boycott is
> > designed to put direct economic pressure on the Canadian
> > fishing industry, the industry behind the largest slaughter
> > of marine mammals in the world.
> >
> > Each spring in Atlantic Canada, over 300,000 defenseless
> > baby harp seals (approximately 3 weeks to 3 months old
> > pups) are massacred on the ice floes. In a matter of weeks,
> > a pristine white nursery turns crimson, with hundreds of
> > thousands of lifeless, skinless bodies strewn all over the ice.
> > This industrial slaughter nets these off-season fishermen
> > only about $40 a pelt.
> >
> > The massacre is perpetrated by a few thousand Canadians
> > who beat and shoot these seals and skin many of them alive.
> > The money these sealers receive for this is only about 5%
> > of their yearly income from fishing. If these fishermen only
> > stayed home for an extra two weeks, they would continue
> > to earn the Employment Insurance benefits that they earn
> > every year during the off-season.
> >
> > Since it is the support of the Canadian seafood industry
> > that perpetuates the slaughter, the Canadian seafood boycott
> > can pressure this industry to take a stand against this annual
> > massacre and thus result in legislation in Canada to ban the
> > slaughter of seals. Since the U.S. is the largest consumer of
> > Canadian seafood, importing about 70% of Canada's seafood
> > exports (equating to approximately CAN$3 billion dollars),
> > American consumers alone can put enough pressure on
> > Canada's seafood industry to end the massacres once and
> > for all.
> >
> > For the Animals,
> >
> > Campaigns Department
> > Last Chance for Animals




Chom Noamsky
2007-03-12 12:15:58 EST
"pearl" <tea@signguestbook.ie> wrote in message
news:et3bkj$pr5$1@reader01.news.esat.net...

Industry and government have identified many factors affecting seafood
prices, influences that have nothing to do with ARA boycotts. The thing
ARAs need to learn about boycotts is they only succeed if they are focused
and targeted. Boycotts targeting a general industry for one specific thing
have historically failed miserably.



Pearl
2007-03-13 06:59:48 EST
"Chom Noamsky" <e@t.me> wrote in message news:21fJh.38666$lY6.11886@edtnps90...
> "pearl" <tea@signguestbook.ie> wrote in message
> news:et3bkj$pr5$1@reader01.news.esat.net...
>
> Industry and government have identified many factors affecting seafood
> prices, influences that have nothing to do with ARA boycotts. The thing
> ARAs need to learn about boycotts is they only succeed if they are focused
> and targeted. Boycotts targeting a general industry for one specific thing
> have historically failed miserably.

Ipse dixit.




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