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We begin with Diana Marmorstein, PhD., of Harpseals.org. Despite worldwide pressure, the yearly brutal killing of baby seals in Canada continues and will resume soon this year. Harpseals.org utilizes mass media and grassroots activism to raise awareness about the continued killing of the seals in Canada.We discuss things you can do to send a message to the Canadian government and the industry.
Then Lori speaks with Mary Finelli founder and President of Fish Feel. Bow fishers are slaughtering Chesapeake Bay cownose rays during senseless cruel contests. The rays are docile, and not responsible for the decreasing oyster population as has been claimed.
In this linked article form Animals 24-7 there is an update on Maryland’s legislative moratorium, but more news of killings in Florida.
The show continues with a helpful talk with bereavement counselor, Sandra Grossman, Ph.D, with a focus on helping children deal with the loss of their pets. Her organization is Pet Loss Partners.
To conclude, Lori tells us about the interesting history of Earth Day (actually, now Earth Week), which began in 1970. And, Peter reviews two books by Shelia Hamanaka, Pablo Puppy’s Search for the Perfect Person, and Kamie Cat’s Terrible Night as well as I Am a Cat, By Galia Bernstein.
Patricia Akers says
For decades now I have been signing petitions to stop that cruel heinous torture and murder of seals in Canada. Why don’t they listen! It’s senseless and unnecessary and they get very little money for killing these baby seals. I have declared many times and I continue to never buy products made in Canada and that’s including more than the fish. So read your labels if it’s made in Canada don’t buy it!