U.S. magazine encourages boycott of Canadian seafood - Macleans.ca

U.S. magazine encourages boycott of Canadian seafood

“Favorite advertiser,” the U.S. Humane Society, continues to petition to end seal hunting


“I pledge not to buy seafood products produced in Canada—such as snow crabs, cod, scallops, and shrimp—until Canada ends its commercial seal hunt for good,” reads the first paragraph of a petition by the U.S. Humane Society. The petition has been around for over five years and encourages Americans to pledge to not buy Canadian seafood “because it’s working.” Friday, The Nation, which calls itself the “flagship of the left,” published a letter to its readers once again calling attention to the issue, urging them to sign up. “A small group of commercial fishermen in Canada kill seal pups for their fur to a devastating effect. This year, the Canadian government abetted the process by increasing the year’s quota of allowable seal killings.” The letter was signed by Peter Rothberg, associate publisher of The Nation.

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