Published on March 26th, 2009 | by Timothy B. Hurst6
Sea Shepherd Calls Out Obama on Canadian Baby Seal Hunt
He did it while he was only Senator Obama, but will President Obama openly condemn Canada’s annual baby seal slaughter?
In a 2006 letter just published by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Senator Obama wrote to a concerned family telling them he believed the United States should not condone the annual baby seal slaughter in Canada, and that he would work with his colleagues in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee “to take the necessary steps to express our outrage with this inhumane measure.”
Along with the letter, the Sea Shepherds published this today on their website: “The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is very hopeful that President Barack Obama will act strongly as President to oppose and condemn the annual slaughter of baby seals by Canadian sealers.”
The Canadian government has set a quota of 338,000 baby seals for the country’s annual hunt slaughter, an increase of 55,000 from last year.