Pathologist suspects people killed 50 seals on P.E.I.: Necropsy Confirms Seals Bludgeoned To Death

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A gruesome discovery of over 50 dead and bloodied Grey Seals at Murray Harbour has sparked international outrage with demands that the perpetrator/s be brought to book.

Please sign the petition below & read the details of the Necropsy; the human animals that did this brutal slaughter, must pay!

A P.E.I. wildlife pathologist says he suspects that people are behind the deaths of more than 50 grey seals that washed up in Murray harbour last weekend.

Fisheries officers have sent samples of the dead animals to a wildlife pathologist at the Atlantic Veterinary College. (Name withheld by request)

Pierre-Yves Daoust, a wildlife pathologist with the University of Prince Edward Island, says students from the school found the seals on the province’s eastern shore Saturday, just a day after seeing them healthy in the same area.

He says he suspects the seals were killed by people as they were found with wounds on their bodies, but he is carrying out necropsies to rule out the possibility of infections or other natural causes of death.

Daoust, who works at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College, says it would be highly unusual to have such a large number of seals die so quickly of natural causes.

He says the results will be passed on to investigators with the Fisheries Department in about a week.

News Link:-http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/01/29/pei-cp-seals-dead-follow-584.html

Justice for the seals bludgeoned to death at Prince Edward Island

Postmortem results conducted by wildlife pathologist Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust confirm that the seals, many of them still nursing and just a few weeks old, were bludgeoned to death by having their skulls smashed in with a blunt object. Several seals managed to survive this savage and unprovoked attack only to suffer further agony by freezing to death.

We are offering a R5 000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator/s.

Visit our website:- http://www.thesealsofnam.org

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 Thank you for your support. Please sign below & get justice for the lives so heinously killed!

Petition:-https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Justice_for_the_seals_bludgeoned_to_death_at_Prince_Edward_Island/

Please, watch this alluring video & listen to the beautiful voice of my dear sister & animal warrior: Louise Du Toit; who advocates for all Gods creatures through her inspiring lyrics & angelic voice!

Louise du Toit – Save the Seals

Uploaded on 19 Jul 2010

Louise du Toit – CD Albums @http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Louisedu…
Louise du ToitOfficial Websitehttp://www.louisedutoit.com

SAVE THE SEALS: May this video touch the hearts of those who are still not aware of the senseless and brutal killing of seals all over the world and convince them to raise their voices AGAINST this unforgivable and utterly atrocious practice of heartless humans! Like ALL living beings on earth, seals deserve to LIVE their lives in peace and harmony, without humans interfering and destroying them for their own egoistic gain. 

The song, “Alright”, is written and performed by Louise du Toit and arranged by Louise du Toit, Spiros Papaspirou and Edmund Diolulu, with lyrics by Louise du Toit. “Alright” was produced at Horizon Studios in Athens and the digital mastering was done at Abbey Road Studios in London. Video produced and created by Louise du Toit in Greece, 2010. This video was made as a contribution to the salvation of seals, for nonprofit educational purposes, without any intention of commercial advantage or private financial gain. There is no intention of copyright infringement either.

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2012 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings

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“I found this very interesting, but an animal feels pain via cruelty or abuse; no matter what jurisdiction it is in! So why can’t the whole world have the same law’s, wouldn’t it make it simpler for each judge in each court across the land. There is no reason they can’t, it’s more a case of who has the most money to spend on animal welfare!!”

Based on a detailed comparative analysis of the animal protection laws of each jurisdiction, the 2012 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings recognizes the provinces and territories where laws protecting animals have real teeth, and calls out those like Quebec and Nunavut—the worst in Canada this year for animal protection laws—where animal abusers get off easy. 

ALDF’s fifth annual report, the only one of its kind in the nation, ranks every province and territory on the relative strength and general comprehensiveness of its animal protection laws. Manitoba, British Columbia, and Ontario take top honours in 2012 for providing strong protections for animals.

Download the full report (PDF)
Download the Canadian rankings map

 

Top Tier: 1. Manitoba
2. British Columbia

3. 
Ontario
4. Nova Scotia
Middle Tier: 5. Newfoundland & Labrador
6. New Brunswick
 
7. 
Yukon
8. Alberta
9. Saskatchewan
Bottom Tier: 10. Prince Edward Island
11. 
Northwest Territories 
12. 
Quebec
13. Nunavut

Ontario and Manitoba continue to occupy the top tier, but are now joined by British Columbia, which made considerable improvements to its animal protection legislation since last year’s report. Most notably, the province enacted stiffer penalties, with animal abusers now facing up to two years imprisonment and a $75,000 fine. It also extended the scope of prohibitions to include abuse perpetrated by anyone—not just an animal’s owner. Additionally, British Columbia now specifically targets animal fighting, and requires veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse or neglect. Nova Scotia, the fourth province in the top tier, also made changes to its animal protection legislation, but these were minor and did not affect the province’s relative ranking.

Newfoundland and Labrador showed significant improvement this year, moving a number of spots up to the very top of the middle tier. The province broadened its range of protections, made veterinarian reporting of suspected abuse mandatory, enacted new animal fighting provisions, and drastically increased maximum penalties (the maximum fine went up from $500 to $50,000). A remarkably progressive change in Newfoundland and Labrador’s animal protection law relates to use-based exemptions, i.e. exemptions based on the purpose for which an animal is kept (e.g. food production, scientific research). It is currently the only province or territory to circumscribe use-based exemptions to practices consistent with specific standards set out in regulations.

Despite some improvements to its animal protection law since last year’s report, including a broadening of species coverage and the promulgation of new standards of care for dogs and cats, Quebec held its position as the province with the weakest animal protection legislation. It was joined in the bottom tier by Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, which remains the worst jurisdiction in Canada when it comes to animal protection.

Since ALDF began publishing these rankings in 2008, there has been a marked improvement in the laws of many provinces and territories, and more advances are on the way. However, there continues to be a wide range of disparity across the country, with some jurisdictions making substantial steps forward, and others lagging behind. Irrespective of where each province or territory currently ranks, every province and territory has ample room for improvement. It is ALDF’s hope that these ongoing reviews continue to shed light on this important issue and garner support for both the strengthening and enforcement of animal protection laws throughout the country.

ALDF encourages those who care about the welfare and protection of animals to contact their elected officials about the importance of having strong, comprehensive laws in this field, and to alert law enforcement should they ever witness animal abuse or neglect.

For additional information, see our Model Animal Protection Laws collection andAnimal Protection Laws of the USA & Canada compendium. 

 

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