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We, the signers, strongly oppose the idea of supermarkets in Canada selling seal meat as this is merely an excuse for our Federal Government to continue with the senseless seal hunt in Eastern Canada. To sell seal meat would not only promote animal cruelty, but seal meat is also unhealthy for humans to consume, carrying high levels of heavy metals, including mercury.

If that is not enough to scare the public, many severe illnesses such as brucellosis, leptospirosis, ascariasis, tuberculosis, rabies and canine distemper are all found in seal meat. Other health hazards are: roundworm, tapeworm, conjunctivitis and dermatitis.

We urge you to consider not selling seal meat in your supermarket(s) for the reasons stated above. It is unfit for humans to consume and merely a ploy of the Government to keep the dying seal business alive.

Nous, signataires, nous opposons fermement à la volonté des supermarchés du Canada à vendre la viande de phoque qui est simplement une excuse de notre Gouvernement Fédéral pour continuer une chasse aux phoques insensée dans l’est du Canada. Commercialiser la viande de phoque n’est pas seulement promouvoir la cruauté envers l’animal, c’est aussi impropre à la consommation chez les humains, apportant des niveaux élevés de métals lourds, incluant le mercure.

Si cela ne suffit pas à effrayer la population, plusieurs maladies graves sont toutes trouvées dans la viande de phoque, telles que la brucellose (fièvre de Malte), la leptospirose, l’ascaris (ver dans l’estomac), la tuberculose, la rage et la maladie de Carré ou dîte du jeune chiot. Autres risques de maladies sont : ver rond, ver solitaire, conjonctivite et dermatite.

Nous vous implorons de considérer de ne pas commercialiser de viande de phoque dans votre/vos supermarché(s) pour les raisons citées ci-dessus.

C’est impropre à la consommation chez l’Humain et c’est juste un stratagème du Gouvernement de maintenir en vie le marché du phoque qui est en chute.

PETITION CREATED BY: Anti Fur Society, Atlantic Anti Sealing Coalition, International Anti Fur Coalition, North Carolina Animal Rights Coalition, Oceansmith, Western Canada Anti Sealing Coalition and Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals.