Purrs4Peace Week 35

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#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs4Peace Week 35. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring because baby seal clubing is not sporting.

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May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
— Buddha

The Winter Olympics is set to begin in Vancouver, Canada on February 12th. But the image I have of Canada this year won’t be of smiling olympians, snow covered mountain peaks, and athletic glory. In my minds eye I am seeing the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals in a hunt sponsored and sanctioned by the Canadian government. Indeed, Canadian government (Dept of Fisheries and Oceans has made a decision to allow commercial slaughter of 2220 baby seals on Hay Island around February 8th. What a way to welcome the world to your country….with blood and pain.

And a larger hunt is expected to begin in March after the Olympics end…. a massacre expected to exceed 200,000. Gentle baby seals are shot or clubbed. Many are bludgeoned before they have had their first solid meal or learned to swim. Sealers are known to hook the seals, in the eye, cheek or mouth to avoid damaging the pelts. And if anyone thinks that these animals are not sentient and cannot feel pain they should see video of the mothers, forced to watch just a few feet away as they cry out when their pup is killed.

This….the largest slaughter of marine animals in the world…has to be stopped!

What can we do?

* A number of organizations have information as to supporting a ban on their sites including:

PETA https://www.peta.org/feat-canadaSealHunt.asp

The Humane Society of the United States https://www.humanesociety.org/issues/seal_hunt/

  • Boycott Canadian products and don’t spend your tourist dollars in Canada. ***I have tons of Canadian friends and it pains me to recommend this.
  • Write/e-mail NBC who is broadcasting the Olympics. If they believe they might lose viewership of this event, it is possible some pressure may be exerted.
  • Do not buy any product with fur or even questionable faux fur.
  • Write the Canadian Prime Minister.

Snail mail address: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0A2

Email address: pm@pm.gc.ca

****A recent poll indicated over 70% of Canadians oppose the seal hunt. It is apparently only politicians and special interest business that support it.


Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project.

The appointed time for Week 35 is Sunday, February 7, 2010. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3:00 p.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.

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Alasandra
Alasandra
10 years ago

I am sure everyone at Gracie's party will purr with us. I am having a great time there with you. Thanks for coming by and picking me up. Let's go get some more pizza. ~Scylla

Penny
Penny
10 years ago

Hey Brian,
I'll be purring right along with you guys.
Sorry I can't make it to Gracie's Party – but Pellie and Sir Knight are working on some house projects and I need to be here and snoopervise – or I'll lose all my cool places to hide in the basement and who knows where else.
Purrs,
Genghis

Catherine
Catherine
10 years ago

It's just so sad ~ all those adorable innocent babies lives taken. And in such a cruel way. It makes me cry.

Noll's Nip
Noll's Nip
10 years ago

I am saddened that this hunt endures. At one time, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, was able to stop the hunt. But man's greed, and the complaint that the seals were eating too much fish, was all that was needed to start this horrific hunt again.

Kas
Kas
10 years ago

Hi Brian, just remember the power of positive thinking. Mother Teresa was right on the money when she said she would never attend an anti war rally but a pro peace rally would be right on the money for her.

Sweet Praline
Sweet Praline
10 years ago

How sad!

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
10 years ago

It is very sad that this barbaric practice is still allowed to continue.

Confucius Cat
Confucius Cat
10 years ago

Thank you for your support and your purrs. You are so sweet to me.

missbreezysbox
missbreezysbox
10 years ago

I hate hearing these kinds of stories. Of course your not hearing about them on major news networks because of the money coming with the Olympics. I will see what I can do. Thank you for the information.

T
T
10 years ago

CONGRATS! You are the recipient of the SUPERIOR SCRIBBLER AWARD! Come to my bloggie to check it out!

Anya
Anya
10 years ago

We are purring always
we NEVER forget ……
Purrrrrrrrrrrr

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=