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ACTION ALERT! Canada prepares law suit against Dutch, Belgians over seal fur ban!

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  • Brennan Browne
    Canada prepares law suit against Dutch, Belgians over seal fur ban http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/114903.html Amsterdam - Canada has taken first steps
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 27, 2007
      Canada prepares law suit against Dutch, Belgians over seal fur ban


      http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/114903.html


      Amsterdam - Canada has taken first steps in preparation of a law suit at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the Netherlands and Belgium over their ban on the import of seal fur. "There is no basis in science or international law to prohibit the sale of seal products," a spokesman for the Canadian Ministry of International Trade told reporters. In what appears to be an attempt to prevent a prohibition on seal fur by the European Union as a whole, Canada has requested a consultation with the EU at the WTO in Geneva. Responding to the Canadians, Dutch Minister of Agriculture Gerda Verburg said the Dutch law, which was implemented earlier this summer, "fits within the rules established by the WTO."The Netherlands and Belgium have recently adopted laws prohibiting the sale of seal fur and other seal products. The two countries argue that the way the animals are killed - they are clubbed to death - is cruel.

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      PLEASE SPEAK OUT NOW ON BEHALF OF CANADIAN SEALS--WRITE THE EUROPEAN UNION IN SUPPORT OF A PERMANENT BAN ON SEAL PRODUCTS--TODAY!


      As an individual who is fed-up with the massacre of tens of millions of Canadian Harp seals over the decades; you can play a CRUCIAL ROLE in helping to save next year's infants by writing to those European countries listed below. Permanently banning the importation of seal products to as many countries as possible, will dry up market demand and therefore force an end to sealing. It is vital that you make your voice heard ASAP. WE MUST NOT ALLOW THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO PURSUE THIS OBSCENE LAWSUIT WITHOUT MASSIVE RESISTANCE! With your help, 2007 will be the final year of this cowardly and sadistic event. WITHOUT YOUR VOICE THESE ANIMALS ARE DOOMED.

      PLEASE EMAIL this list of important contacts throughout Europe, to ask for their support of a PERMANENT BAN on all trade of seal products. NINE COUNTRIES ALREADY HAVE BANS PENDING OR IN PLACE! We are moving closer to a complete ban by the European Union but THEY MUST HEAR FROM SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU!


      SAMPLE LETTER TO EUROPEAN UNION:

      As someone who has fought long and hard to stop the yearly Canadian commercial Harp seal slaughter, I implore you to pass legislation making the importation of ALL seal products unlawful within EU countries. More than 1.25 million seal pups have been killed in the last 3 years, alone. This slaughter is brutal and unsustainable, and given the recent mass drownings of thousands of additional seal pups due to global warming, it is imperative that 2007 be the FINAL YEAR for this obscenity. Please let common sense, compassion and integrity prevail, and put an end to the EU's part in trafficking in the torture and killing of helpless animals for the sake of trivial and utterly useless products.

      Sincerely,



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      [ If email addresses are blocked please go to: http://whales.greenpeace.org/campaign/7071/?modified ]


      EUROPEAN UNION (is studying slaughter for Europe-wide ban, please WRITE THEM!)
      Delegation of the European Commission to Canada
      45 O'Connor Street, Suite 1900, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
      Tel: 613 238 6464
      E-mail: Delegation-Canada@...


      AUSTRIA (Ban in place--thank them!)
      445 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6M7
      Tel: 613 789 1444
      Fax: 613 789 3431
      E-mail: ottawa-ob@...


      BELGIUM (Ban in place--thank them!)
      360 Albert Street, Suite 820, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7
      Tel: 613 236 7267
      Fax: 613 236 7882
      E-mail: ottawa@...
      AND/OR
      Kaperberg 8, B - 4700 Eupen
      Tel: +32 (0)87/59 07 20
      Fax: +32 (0)87/59 07 30
      E-mail: verwaltung@...


      BULGARIA
      325 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6K5
      Tel: 613 789 3215
      Tel/Fax: 613 789 3524
      E-mail: mailmn@...


      CROATIAN PARLIAMENT (Ban in place--please thank!)
      Trg sv. Marka 6, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
      Phone: +385 1 45 69 222, +385 1 63 03 222
      Fax: +385 1 63 03 018
      E-mail: sabor@...


      CYPRUS
      2211 R. Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      Tel: (202) 462-5772
      Fax: (202) 483-6710
      E-mail: ctcny@...


      CZECH REPUBLIC
      251 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0G2
      Tel: 613 562 3875
      Fax: 613 562 3878
      E-mail: ottawa@...


      DENMARK
      47 Clarence Street, Suite 450, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K1
      Tel: 613 562 1811
      Fax: 613 562 1812
      E-mail: ottamb@...


      ESTONIA
      260 Dalhousie Street, Suite 210, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E4
      Tel. 613 789 4222
      Fax: 613 789 9555
      E-mail: embassy.ottawa@...


      FINLAND
      55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 850, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L5
      Tel: 613 288 2233
      Fax: 613 288 2244
      E-mail: embassy@...


      FRANCE (Ban pending--please thank!)
      42 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 2C9
      Tel: 613 789 1795
      Fax: 613 562 3735



      GERMANY (Working on ban--please WRITE & support!)
      1 Waverley Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0T8
      Tel: 613 232 1101
      Fax: 613 594 9330
      E-mail: germanembassyottawa@...



      GREECE
      80 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0K6
      Tel: 613 238 6271
      Fax: 613 2385676
      E-mail: embassy@...


      HUNGARY
      299 Waverley Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0V9
      Tel: 613 230 2717
      Fax: 613 230 7560
      E-mail: sysadmin@...


      IRELAND
      130 Albert Street, Suite 1105, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4
      Tel: 613 233 6281
      Fax: 613 233 5835
      E-mail: ottawaembassy@...


      ITALY (Temporary ban--WRITE & support for permanent ban!)
      275 Slater Street, 21st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H9
      Tel: 613 232 2401
      Fax: 613 233 1484
      E-mail: ambasciata.ottawa@...
      AND/OR
      Presidenza del Consiglio dei ministri
      Palazzo Chigi
      Piazza Colonna 370
      00187 Roma - Italy
      Tel: +390667791
      E-mail: redazione.web@...


      LATVIA
      Suite 1200, 350 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S8
      Tel: 613 238 6014
      Fax: 613 238 7044
      E-mail: embassy.canada@...


      LITHUANIA
      130 Albert Street, Suite 204, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4
      Tel: 613 567 5458
      Fax: 613 567 5315
      E-mail: litemb@...


      LUXEMBOURG
      2200 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20008
      Tel: 202 265 4171
      Fax: 202 328 8270
      E-mail: washington.info@...


      MALTA
      2017 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
      Tel: 202 462 3611


      NETHERLANDS (Ban in place--please thank!)
      350 Albert Street, Suite 2020, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1A4
      Tel: 613 237 5030
      Fax: 613 237 6471
      E-mail: info@...


      POLAND
      443 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6H3
      Tel: 613 789 0468
      Fax: 613 789 1218
      E-mail: ottawa@...


      PORTUGAL
      645 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0B8
      Tel: 613 729 0883
      Fax: 613 729 4236
      E-mail: embportugal@...


      ROMANIA
      655 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6A3
      Tel: 613 789 3709
      Fax: 613 789 4365
      E-mail: romania@...


      SLOVAKIA
      50 Rideau Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 2A1
      Tel: 613 749 4442
      Fax: 613 749 4989
      E-mail: ottawa@...


      SLOVENIA (Ban in place - please thank them!)
      150 Metcalfe St, Ste 2101, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1P1
      Tel: 613 565 5781
      Fax: 613 565 5783
      E-mail: info.mzz@...


      SPAIN
      Simcoe Place, 200 Front Street West Oficina 2401.
      P.O. Box 15, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K2.
      E-mail: cgspain.toronto@...


      SWEDEN
      377 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N8
      Tel: 613 241 8553
      Fax: 613 241 2277
      E-mail: sweden.ottawa@...


      UNITED KINGDOM (Working on ban--please WRITE & support)
      80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K7
      Tel: 613 237 1530
      Fax: 613 237 7980
      E-mail: generalenquiries@...




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