March 17, 2008
A young boy peers above his placard during a a rally, part of the international day of protest against the annual Canadian seal hunt, in Halifax March 15, 2008.
The Canadian government set this year's hunt quota at 275,000 harp seals.
Story by Paul Darrow
My thanks to Erika Caballos, president of Vancouver-based CATCA, for organizing the 2008 Vancouver anti-seal-hunt demo, all the more so since she was also in Europe for 3 weeks until a week ago to exert more external pressure on Canada towards terminating the atrocity ASAP. Erika also attended the last IWC (International Whaling Commission) meeting.
Thanks are also due to Regina Flores of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) for bringing support from Ontario to Vancouver to make this year's event as successful as possible, and to Dr. David Lavigne for his enlightening PowerPoint presentation on the issu in the evening of March 14.
Joanne Chang is always there year after year to lead and rally the troop.
To see the pictures, go to www.HOPE-CARE.org , Terminate the Canadian Seal Massacre section, first item. Feel free to use and distribute freely. For high resolution versions, please email me.
Anthony Marr, founder
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)