Humane Society of the United States

Humane Society of the United States

April 01, 2005 14:30 ET

HSUS to Announce Global Boycott of Canadian Seafood

Attention: City Editor, Environment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor NEWS ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - April 1, 2005) - News Advisory:

WHAT: Press conference to announce plans to implement boycott
of Canadian seafood products.

A 10-person team from The Humane Society of the United States
will be returning from Eastern Canada where they documented
Canada's annual seal hunt. They saw weeks-old seals being clubbed
and shot for their fur. The Canadian government supports the hunt
despite strong worldwide opposition.

The boycott announcement coincides with the implementation of
country-of-origin labeling requirement for seafood products.

WHO:

-- Wayne Pacelle, HSUS president & CEO

-- Rebecca Aldworth, HSUS director of Canadian wildlife issues

-- Aldworth, a native of Newfoundland who has observed Canada's
annual seal hunt for the past six years, will discuss her
experiences and her efforts to campaign against the hunt, which
has increased significantly in recent years. The quota for the
2005 hunt is more than 300,000 seals.

-- Wayne Pacelle will discuss how consumers can join The HSUS'
campaign against the seal hunt, and why ending the commercial seal
hunt has become one of the organization's top priorities.

WHERE: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14th Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. (13th Floor).

A telephone line to the press conference will be available.
Please contact Tracey McIntire for instructions and reservations.

WHEN: Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracey McIntire, 301-548-7793 or
tmcintire@hsus.org

For more information, visit http://www.protectseals.org. An FTP
site is also available for video footage and images. Contact
Tracey McIntire for more information.

IN: ENVIRONMENT, FOOD

Contact Information

  • Tracey McIntire, Humane Society of the United States
    Primary Phone: 301-548-7793
    E-mail: tmcintire@hsus.org