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Jackie and The Humane Society:
Jackie is working with 'The Humane Society' in America, to raise awareness about the need to protect baby seals from the cruel hunters who kill them for their beautiful white fur in Alaska.
Greenland Seals are beautiful animals that migrate to Canada's east coast each year to give birth. When they are born, baby seals a white coat that helps them to fall into the wild so they are hard to see. It is now illegal to hunt baby seals with white fur, but unfortunately, as soon as they begin to change their white fur when they are less than two weeks old, they are still brutally killed in a massive hunt off Canada's east coast..
The Humane Society has organized a very successful boycott of Canadian seafood as Canadian fishermen are generally those who lead the hunt for baby seals. To date, more than 650,000 people and 5,500 restaurants, grocery stores and chefs signature features on this agreement boycott.
The European Union ban on trade in products of commercial seal hunts has already saved more than one million baby seals, but the ban is being revised and special interest groups are pushing hard to weaken it.
To make the ban WTO compliant, the regulation needs some minor tweaks. The European Commission put forward a very strong proposal, which The HSUS supports. But now the European Parliament and EU Member States must vote on it. Not surprisingly, special interest groups are fighting very hard to undermine the legislation.
We need your help to keep these millions of baby seals protected by showing your support for the European Commission's proposal for the EU ban on trade in products of commercial seal hunts.
In march 2015, Humane Society of the United States and Jackie Evancho team up again and released a new video where Jackie talks about how to stop the killing of baby seals in Canada. See the video below: