Boycott Canadian Seafood: Attend Red Lobster Protest
The horrific slaughter of over 300,000 harp seals each year by Canadian fishermen continues despite massive worldwide protests. Now is the time to put an end to this atrocity once and for all by hitting the seal hunters where it hurts: their paychecks. While Canadian exports of seafood to the U.S. are worth at least $3.3 billion, Canadian fishermen make a mere $16 million from the seal hunt every year - a fraction of a percent of their total annual income. By boycotting the Canadian seafood industry, we can ensure that Canadian fishermen pay a high price for choosing to continue the cruel seal hunt.
A boycott against Canadian seafood is already well underway, with restaurants and retailers such as Legal Sea Foods, Down East Seafood and Whole Foods Market on board. Now it's time for Red Lobster - one of the largest importers of Canadian seafood - to stop supporting the seal hunt.
Following in the footsteps of the Humane Society of the United States' (HSU successful day of action in June, Harpseals.org is coordinating another day of action against Red Lobster in July, when activists will be organizing demonstrations at Red Lobster locations across North America. Please join IDA activists and other animal advocates at a protest in the San Francisco Bay Area to let the public know that the franchise's purchasing decisions directly subsidize the inhumane seal massacre.
What: Canadian seafood boycott protest at Red Lobster
When: Saturday, July 30 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Red Lobster at 1210 El Camino Real, San Bruno (click here for directions)
For more information and to RSVP, contact Karen Steele at (415) 388-9641 ext 217, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the international campaign to stop the seal hunt at www.harpseals.org.
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