Ask Ambassador Doer to Help End the Canadian Seal Slaughter!
Canada's annual war on seals has begun, and 388,200 animals are slated to be killed for their fur. During this time, sealers routinely hook seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth and then drag the animals across the ice, often while they're still conscious. Other seals watch helplessly before they endure the same bloody fate.
The annual seal slaughter will continue unless people like you speak out and take action to stop it. Send a message to Gary Doer, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., and ask him to request an immediate end to the seal slaughter.
With the price of seal fur plummeting and international outrage against the seal slaughter rising, there is no excuse for this barbaric event to continue wasting taxpayer dollars. The U.S. and the European Union have banned seal products, and world leaders such as President Barack Obama and His Holiness The Dalai Lama have denounced the massacre. Please add your voice to the global outcry against Canada's shameful seal massacre.
Please contact Ambassador Gary Doer by phone, fax, and mail using the contact information below and politely request that he help put an immediate end to the Canadian seal slaughter.
Please send polite comments to:
Embassy of Canada
ATTN: Gary Doer
501 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(When calling, press "1" for service in English and then press "9" to speak to the operator. Ask for the office of Ambassador Gary Doer and then request to speak with Gary Doer. Leave a message with the receptionist. Please note that the Embassy office is only open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are unable to get through, please do not get discouraged, as this means that many people are calling in to ask Ambassador Doer to help end the seal slaughter!)
Use some of the following talking points when calling Ambassador Doer:
- Most people, including me, are appalled to learn that the Canadian government allows sealers to shoot helpless baby seals or bash in their heads.
- Sealers routinely hook seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth to avoid damaging the animals' fur and then drag them across the ice—often while the animals are still alive.
- There's no justification for clubbing baby seals to death or skinning them alive—period. Please do the right thing by putting a stop to the slaughter.
With the help of caring people like you, we can put an end to this shameful slaughter once and for all!