Nova Scotia Grey Seals - Take Action - What You Can Do to Help End the Slaughter

Take Action - What You Can Do to Help End the Slaughter



You can take direct action by doing:

1.  Take part in our most recent Action Alert

2.  Write to government expressing your condemnation of the unnecessary and brutal killing of grey seals. Because Hay Island is a provincially-held Protected Wilderness Area, the government of Nova Scotia must give permission for commercial sealing to occur. To write about Hay Island seals in particular, send letters and emails to the Premier of Nova Scotia, with a copy to your local MP and to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Minister of Environment and Labour and Minister of Natural Resources, expressing your opposition to the killing of grey seals under any pretext - commercial or cull. Follow up your written and/or electronic communcation with a telephone call to remind them that you are are a voter and are willing and able to make this a voting issue. Fishermen are not the only people in this province with voting power.

The Honourable Stephen MacNeil
Premier
Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1X5
Phone: (902) 424-6600
Fax: (902) 424-7648
PREMIER@novascotia.ca

The Honourable Keith Colwell
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
6th floor (Suite 605), WTCC
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N8

P.O. Box 2223
Halifax, NS B3J 3C4
Phone: (902) 424-8953
Fax: (902) 428-3145
MINDFA@novascotia.ca

The Honourable Margaret Miller
Minister of Environment

Department of Environment
Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street
Suite 1800
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A8

PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Phone: (902) 424-3600
Fax: (902) 424-0501
Minister.Environment@novascotia.ca

The Honourable Lloyd Hines
Minister of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
3rd Floor, Founders Square
1701 Hollis Street
P.O. Box 698
Halifax, NS B3J 2T9
Phone: (902) 424-4037
Fax: (902) 424-0594
mindnr@novascotia.ca

Generally, the commercial grey seal hunt (and issuance of grey seal nuisance licences) fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government. In this case, the appropriate people to write to would be the Canadian Prime Minister and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Be sure to send a copy to your Member of Legislative Assembly (if in Nova Scotia and your Member of Parliament (if in Canada). Again, express your opposition to the killing of grey seals under any pretext - commercial or cull. Follow up your written and/or electronic communcation with a telephone call to remind them that you are are a voter and are willing and able to make this a voting issue. Fishermen are not the only people in this province with voting power.

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister

Parliament Hill:
Telephone: 613-995-0253
Fax: 613-947-0310

Department:
Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Building
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2
Telephone: 613-992-4211
Fax: 613-941-6900
Web contact form: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contactpm

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc
Minister, Fisheries and Oceans

Parliament Hill:
Telephone: 613-992-2848
Fax: 613-996-9764

Department:
Fisheries and Oceans
13th Floor, Station 13E228
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E6
Telephone: 613-992-3474
TTY: 1-800-465-7735
Fax: 613-990-1866
E-Mail: min@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

3.  Write to local and national papers

So far, this fairly new commercial seal hunt has occurred without much public notice or outcry because it's been kept very low-key by government and seal killers. Let's change this. Write letters to your local newspapers as well as national papers, bringing this to the attention of their readers.

4.  Raise Awareness

Talk to people about this issue whenever possible. Educate others. Urge them to take action. If you'd like to volunteer in the effort to end this, please send us an email.

We'll be updating this site shortly with other ways in which you can help to end the killing of grey seals. Please keep checking back.