WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. We know these videos are hard to watch, but we can’t turn our eyes from reality. This year, our Protect Seals team captured footage of the unimaginably cruel Canadian harp seal slaughter. Please help us end this hunt by donating today.
Updated April 17, 2014 16:50 ET
Each spring, the Canadian government authorizes its commercial fishing industry to kill hundreds of thousands of baby seals. They are impaled on hooks, dragged across the ice and cut open—and their pelts are often stockpiled in a warehouse.
Our Protect Seals team works year-round to shut down the commercial sealing industry—our Canadian seafood boycott has grown worldwide, we are successfully helping to close global markets for seal pelts, and we are urging Prime Minister Harper to shut down the industry for good with a federal buyout.
We’re the only team that documented this year’s commercial seal slaughter, and a group of generous donors has given $80,000 to this year’s campaign to create a matching gift challenge. Your gift to this challenge will help us reach our campaign goal of $400,000, and it will be used to report on the fate of these beautiful animals and continue fighting all year long to end this senseless slaughter.
Please make your donation exclusively to our Protect Seals campaign using the secure form below. With your donation, you'll receive a free subscription to our award-winning, bi-monthly All Animals magazine, and we’ll send you updates and action alerts so you can take quick, simple actions for animals each week.
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