Join us in Ottawa at Parliament Hill for . . .
A Protest of Canada's Seal Slaughter
Unveiling a "Monument of Compassion for Canada's Seals"
This event is a grassroots initiative taking place in Canada's capital involving people from all around the world - the centerpiece of which will be a tower/monument for the seals constructed out of boxes that contain:
1.) Messages for Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking for an end to the slaughter
2.) Signatures of those opposed to this atrocity
3.) Seal hunt photos
All of the above will be plastered on the outside panels of these individual boxes which in turn will be glued together to make one large monument to the seals. This monument will sit "in state" on Parliament Hill, the headquarters for Canada's federal government and the offices of Stephen Harper and Loyola Hearn. Throughout this day, March 15th, a protest will take place during which leaflets will be handed out to passersby along with additional panels on the monument being available for signing (just like a petition). Then at approximately 1600 hours this monument will be officially presented to Stephen Harper's office - a "gift" from concerned citizens the world over.
Date: March 15th, 2007 (Thursday)
From: 11:30AM to 2:30PM - local time
111 Wellington Street
Canada K1A 0A9
To make 100% certain that Stephen Harper's government is fully aware of the opposition to Canada's seal slaughter.
To receive back from Stephen Harper a personal reply in response to the Seal Monument and the concerns of the many, instead of the usual generic government form letter that has been used for years.
To show our fellow Canadians and the rest of the world that many oppose this slaughter and that we need their help to bring about an end to this once and for all.
Steve Thompson, Sea Shepherd Volunteer and Ottawa Event
Coordinator E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, for those who are planning to ship a seal protest box to Ottawa, to be incorporated in the monument, you will need to send it no later than March 5th for it to arrive in time for the event. The most dependable route is by air (funds permitting) and a tracking receipt is a good idea. (Please check with your local courier service to make sure that you allow enough time.) You can certainly ship your parcel in a variety of ways, including Canada Post, United Parcel Service, Purolator Courier, or Greyhound Courier Express (Canada only). Boxes should be collapsed for easier wrapping and handling, and international parcels can be labeled somewhat generically, e.g. "Marine Conservation Literature".
Please send all completed boxes to:
Attention: Laurie Wilson
1 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Phone: (613) 241 8996
Instructions for building seal petition boxes:
http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/ seals_worldwide_protest_2007_Ottawa_monument.html for further information and instructions on building of seal petition boxes.