*CALL THE JUDGE. The (Provincial Court) Judge Nancy Orr is at 902.368-6741.
Please call and voice your outrage at the jailing of someone who is simply trying to expose what really happens to those young seals on the Canadian ice floes. Demand the court release him with time served and the REAL CRIMINALS be jailed instead!
March 29, 2006
Anti-Sealing Activist in Jail on Hunger Strike
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada - Dr. Jerry Vlasak, one of three press officers with the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) remains in jail on a hunger strike in Charlottetown, PEI. He was jailed Monday in protest of the unjust conviction stemming from last year's seal slaughter in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the egregious massacre of the seals that are right now being mercilessly killed for greed and profit. Arrested in March of last year, Dr. Jerry Vlasak and ten other anti-sealing activists were charged with and convicted of violating the blatantly inappropriately named "Canadian Seal Protection Act" after approaching within a half a nautical mile in an attempt to film a seal killer. They refused to pay the fine and were sentenced.
March 31st, 2005, eleven activists went out onto the ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to attempt to film the futility and cruelty of killing baby seals â€" killed, ostensibly for their negative impact on the codfish population- but in reality to pander to the European fur trade and the Asian market for aphrodisiacs; Dr. Vlasak was punched in the nose and 10 others were violently assaulted by the captain and crew of the Brady Mariner from Newfoundland. Despite extensive video documentation of the assault, none of the seal killers were ever arrested or charged.
A worldwide boycott of Atlantic Canadian seafood products supported by a number of conservationist groups has cost the Canadian economy tens of millions of dollars - far in excess of the value of the skins and penises sold to drape narcissistic Russian princesses or to facilitate the erections of impotent men in Asia. But the Canadian government continues to subsidize the slaughter by providing spotter planes and icebreakers, which cut the deadly swath through the floes directly to the baby seal nursery. This support continues despite the fact that the majority of Canadian citizens oppose the hunt and are embarrassed by the worldwide publicity engendered by the likes of Sir Paul and Lady Heather McCartney.
Dr. Vlasak said from Charlottetown before his incarceration on Monday: "Three-fourths of all newborn seals may have already perished in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to record warm weather's melting the ice from beneath them. Meanwhile, the violent barbarians are bludgeoning the survivors to death at this very moment. The pathetic murderers of Newfoundland must be stopped."
For more information- to be added to the NAALPO list serve- or to obtain footage and photographs of the seal kill - please call or e-mail the North American Animal Liberation Press Office.
21044 Sherman Way #211
Canoga Park CA 91302
phone: 818.932-9997 fax: 818.932-9998
National Press Officers:
Camille Hankins-New York
Jerry Vlasak MD-Los Angeles