Canadian Harp Seal Hunt
The largest marine mammal slaughter in the world is currently underway on the ice flows in the Gulf of St Lawrence off Newfoundland, Canada. As many as 275,000 harps seal pups are being clubbed and skinned in a disgraceful “hunt” heavily subsidized by the Canadian government to win votes in Atlantic Canada. On April 12, 2008, the protest vessel Farley Mowat owned by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was boarded and seized by Canadian police in international waters to prevent its crew from documenting the activities of the sealers. Canadians should bow their heads in shame.