U.S. Senate Resolution Calls For End To Inhumane Canadian Seal Hunt

Posted on Sunday, March 25 at 07:58 by jensonj
The resolution notes that more than one million seals have been killed over the past three years. In the last five years, 95 percent of the seals killed were pups between 12 days and 12 weeks of age, many of them too young to have eaten their first solid meal or taken their first swim. "This hunt is cruel and the Canadian government's own regulations regarding humane killing are not respected or enforced," said John W. Grandy, senior vice president of wildlife and habitat protection for The Humane Society of the United States. "It is heartening that the U.S. Senate is speaking to the annual bloodletting." The resolution will be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, chaired by Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) and ranking minority member Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN). Sen. Biden is an original co-sponsor. http://www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_53532.shtml [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on March 26, 2007]

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