Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition, Compassion in Action, Voice 4 Animals, CATCA and others

March 14, 2007 13:30 ET

Media Advisory: International Day of Action Against the Seal Hunt

Canadians protest seal hunt on March 15th in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Vancouver and Nanaimo

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor HALIFAX/NS/SEAL HUNT PROTESTS - COAST TO COAST--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2007) - From the East Coast to the West Coast, Canadians will join citizens in 36 cities around the globe this Thursday, March 15th to mark the International Day of Action Against the Canadian Seal Hunt.

Sealing is expected to begin in the gulf of St. Lawrence within the next two weeks. Although this year's quota has yet to be announced, in the past three years, more than a million seals have been killed for their fur making it the largest marine mammal slaughter in the world. More than 95% of seals killed are less than three months old.

Protests are planned in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Vancouver.

Details are as follows:

Halifax
Time: Noon - 2:00 pm
Location: Public Gardens on Spring Garden Road (by the main gates)
Sponsored by Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition

Montreal
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Protestors will meet at the corner of McGill College and Saint Catherine
Sponsored by Aequo Animo

Ottawa
Time: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street
Sponsored by Ottawa Animal Advocates

Toronto
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Yonge and Dundas (SW corner in front of the Eaton Centre entrance.)
Sponsored by Wild At Heart

Calgary
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Harry Hays Building, 220 - 4th Avenue S.E.
Sponsored by Compassion in Action & the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Edmonton
Time: Noon to 1:00 pm
Location: MP Rona Ambrose's Constituency Office at 6801 - 170th Street
Sponsored by Voice for Animals

Kelowna
Time: 11:00 am
Location: MP Ron Cannan's Constituency Office, Capri Mall, 114-1835 Gordon Drive
Sponsored by The Responsible Animal Care Society (TRACS)

Vancouver
Time: 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Protesters will meet at the Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, at 11:45 am and will proceed up Burrard Street ending up in front of the DFO building, 401 Burrard Street, at 12:30 pm.
Sponsored by Campaign Against The Cruelty to Animals (CATCA) and Liberation BC

Nanaimo
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: SPCA Shelter, 2200 Labieux Road
Sponsored by BC SPCA - Nanaimo Branch
/For further information: Halifax - Bridget Curran, Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition, 902-473-9080
Montreal - Cecil Gagnon, Aequo Animo, 514-636-0782
Ottawa - Ottawa Animal Advocates, ottawa.animal.advocates@rogers.com and Steve Thompson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, 604-817-3861
Toronto - Kamila, Wild@Heart, media@wildatheart-online.com
Calgary - Karen Orr, Compassion in Action, 403-968-4924
Edmonton - Tove Reece, Voice 4 Animals, 780-918-5385
Kelowna - Sinikka Crosland, The Responsible Animal Care Society (TRACS), 250-768-4803
Vancouver - Erika Ceballos, Campaign Against The Cruelty to Animals (CATCA), 604-515-8202
Nanaimo - BC SPCA – Nanaimo Branch, 250-758-8444/ IN: ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Bridget Curran, Spokesperson, Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition
    Primary Phone: 902-473-9080