Emmanuelle Vaugier Speaks Up for Baby Seals

Blood-soaked ice, audible cries from helpless baby seals whose skulls have been crushed before they gasp their last breath.... This may sound like a scene from a horror flick, but it is in fact the reality of Canada's annual seal slaughter Television and film actor Emmanuelle Vaugier joins a long list of Canadian celebrities, including Sarah McLachlan, William Shatner, and Pamela Anderson as well as world-renowned musicians like Ke$ha and Iggy Pop, among others, who have asked you to help end the Canadian seal slaughter.Watch Emmanuelle's exposé of the Canadian seal slaughter:

As a Canadian, Emmanuelle is particularly disgusted that her tax dollars fund this bloodbath. A University of Guelph study found that ending the commercial slaughter would save Canada at least $7 million each year. Even though the United States, the European Union, Mexico, and, most recently, Russia—which had been importing 95 percent of Canadian seal fur—have banned imports of seal fur, the Canadian government continues to support this dying industry. Even though there is no market for seal pelts, the government continues to pander to the East Coast seal lobby out of desperation in order to control the parliamentary swing seats in Newfoundland and Labrador. "We'd rather see our tax dollars going elsewhere. We don't need to see little baby seals get clubbed to death," asserts Emmanuelle. Watch her full interview to learn more about her thoughts on Canada's carnage:

The end of the seal slaughter is near, and we're closer than ever to ending it. Just weeks after meeting with PETA, Canadian Senator Mac Harb introduced a bill to end the annual massacre and transition Canadians in sealing regions into sustainable economic programs. Use your voice and help support this bill today.

Follow these steps to speak up for baby seals:

If you are Canadian, please also take these steps:

  • Take action here and contact senators from your province and ask them to support Sen. Harb's bill to end the seal slaughter (search by province here).
  • Text PETA to 99099 to receive updates on your cell phone about Canadian demonstrations and campaigns and other ways to help. (Standard messaging and data rates may apply.)
 
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