|Ke$ha speaks against clubbing seals in Canada||| Print ||
|Written by Denee Hall|
|Monday, 12 March 2012 11:39|
Pop-singer Ke$ha is the latest celebrity to speak against the seal hunt in Atlantic Canada.
Recording artist Kesha Rose Sebert better known as Ke$ha has joined with The Humane Society of The United States to promote the boycott of Canadian seafood.
“Every year thousands of baby seals are clubbed to death by Canadian fishermen,” said Ke$ha earlier this month in a YouTube video dedicated to the campaign.
The singer is also urging people to help by pledging to boycott seafood.
“I think when celebrities and people who are well known within a community speak on this issue, it acts as a great way to become more aware and speak up on the cruelty,” Mick Wright, a representative from Humane Society International Canada told thedailyplanet.com on Monday.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, the boycott will affect fishermen who have been killing seal pups. They are reported to make 95 per cent of their income from selling seafood and only 5 per cent from killing seals.
Mike McGeoghegan, president of the P.E.I Fisherman’s Association told CBC that, Ke$ha needs to get her facts straight and does not believe the boycott will be effective.
“We have a problem with seals here on Prince Edward Island and they have to be looked at,” said McGeoghegan, “Talk to fishermen and talk to scientists and just look at the facts.”
“They believe that killing and clubbing seals will help this but there’s no scientific proof of that,” said Wright, “They demonize seals rather than taking responsibility. It’s not science, it’s political nature.”
Over 5,500 grocery stores, restaurants, and other companies in the United States and Canada have joined the ProtectSeals campaign and several thousand restaurants have joined onto the boycott.
World famous chefs such as Mario Batali, and Cat Cora are among hundreds of chefs who have also joined the campaign.
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