Have you heard the great news?! Canadian Senator Mac Harb has introduced a historic bill to end Canada's annual commercial baby seal slaughter.

What does that mean? It means this is it! The time has come when a final bill's passing can break the seal slaughter and end it once and for all. Seals need our help more than ever.

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For those of you who are wondering what the seal slaughter is read the following:

Each year, the Canadian government gives hunters the green light to bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals. During the slaughter, baby seals are shot or repeatedly clubbed. Sealers bludgeon the animals with clubs and "hakapiks" (metal-hook–tipped clubs) and drag the seals—who are often still conscious—across the ice floes with boat hooks.

Hunters toss dead and dying seals into heaps and leave their carcasses to rot on the ice floes because there is no market for seal meat. Veterinarians who have investigated the slaughter have found that hunters routinely fail to comply with Canada's animal welfare standards.

Baby seals are helpless and have no way to escape from the sealers' clubs. A Washington Post article on the seal slaughter described it this way: "[A] seal appearing to gasp for air, blood running from its nose as it lies on an ice floe. Not far away, a sealer sharpens his knife blade. The seal seems to be thrashing as its fur is sliced from its torso."

So that's the seal slaughter.

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To help, first go here: http://www.change.org/petitions/supp...ghter-for-good and sign the petition to help end seal slaughter once and for all.

Then:
1. View this list of Canadian senators, and find yours by searching for your province.
2. Once the results appear, copy the e-mail address of your senator and paste it into a new e-mail message.
3. Write a polite message asking your senator to support Sen. Mac Harb's bill to end the Canadian seal slaughter. Tell him or her that Sen. Harb's bill benefits all parties: seals, sealers, and Canadian taxpayers, who pay millions to prop up a dead industry when many people are struggling just to pay their bills.

Let's end the slaughter!

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