World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

March 10, 2005 14:23 ET

Media Advisory: Canadians Rally to Save the Seals

Rallies planned for Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Halifax on March 15th. Kelowna rally scheduled for March 12th. Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, World News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 10, 2005) - Canadians opposed to the commercial seal hunt will join concerned citizens in 41 cities around the globe on March 15th, the International Day of Protest Against the Canadian Seal Hunt. Canada now kills more seals each year than it has at any point in the past 50 years, with over 350,000 seals killed in Canada's 2004 seal hunt. One million seals will be killed over a 3-year period-95% of them less than 3 months old-making this the largest slaughter of marine mammals anywhere on the planet.

Rallies are planned in Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver on March 15th and Kelowna on March 12th.

Details are as follows:

HALIFAX RALLY
Time: 12 noon
Location: The office of the Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 1496 Bedford Highway, Halifax
Sponsored by: Animal Rights Coalition of Halifax (ARCH), The Nova Scotia Humane Society (NSHS), and Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

OTTAWA RALLY
Date: March 15, 2005
Time: Noon- 1 pm
Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Sponsored by: Global Action Network (GAN)

TORONTO RALLY
Date: March 15, 2005
Time: Noon - 1 pm
Location: Yonge and Dundas Square (across from Eaton Centre, at Dundas St. Subway Station), Downtown Toronto
Sponsored by: The World Society for the Protection of Animals

KELOWNA RALLY
Date: March 12, 2005
Time: 11:00am
Location: Kirschner St., Kelowna, B.C. (office of MP Werner Schmidt)
Sponsored by: YAAA (Youth Against Animal Abuse) and TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society)

VANCOUVER RALLY
Date: March 15, 2005
Time: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Regional Office (Government of Canada building) 401 Burrard street, Vancouver
Sponsored by: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Vegan Voices and Liberation B.C.
/For further information: Media contacts: Halifax rally - Barry Crozier at 902-543-2535 or 902-521-5240 Ottawa rally - Regina Flores at 514-939-5525 Toronto rally - Pat Tohill at 416-898-9448 or 416-369-0044 Kelowna rally - Cory Davis 250-712-1094 or Carmen Crosland 250-768-4803 Vancouver rally - Ashley Fruno at 604-230-2837 or Glynis Shearwood 604-872-8573 / IN: ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Pat Tohill, Campaigns and Communications Manager, World Society for the Protection of Animals
    Primary Phone: 416-898-9448
    Secondary Phone: 416-369-0044
    Toll-Free: 800-363-9772
    E-mail: tohill@wspa.ca