A Vancouver restaurant, Edible Canada on Granville Island, is featuring meat from the cruel Newfoundland seal hunt on its menu as part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
VHS is urging Vancouverites to ask Edible Canada to remove the meat from its menu, as the commercial seal hunt is recognized around the world as inhumane. More than 95 per cent of the seals slaughtered in the hunt are less than three months old and many are less than a month old. They are killed by clubbing, shooting or hacking with a hakapik.
With more than two million seals killed since 2002, the seal hunt is the largest marine mammal slaughter on earth. The hunt has been condemned internationally, with 35 countries banning the trade in commercial seal products. A 2012 study by veterinarians determined that the hunt was inhumane, stating: “There are unacceptable (and unlawful) things being done to animals for profit in this hunt.”
Please contact Edible Canada and politely ask the management to reconsider the decision to put seal meat on their menu:
Eric Pateman, President, Edible Canada
Tel: 604 558 0040
Also contact the Dine Out Vancouver Festival to express your concerns about Edible Canada’s decision:
Lucas Pavan, Festival Coordinator
Tel: 604 682 2222