Notes like this, successes by organizaitons such as Best Friends, SPCA, Whale Wars, Gentle Giants, and hundreds of other organizations make me believe in the wonder of one small voice that grows into thousands.
Make sure your voice is heard today!
December 2011 Wonderful holiday gift for seals
I've just received incredible news, and I wanted to be sure you were one of the first to know since your support helped make it happen.
IFAW's Seal Team Director, Sheryl Fink, has just let me know that Russia has banned the import and export of harp seal skins. This is a huge victory as the Canadian Government estimates that Russia receives 90% of Canada's exports of seal skins.
I'm so thrilled to be able to share with you this wonderful holiday gift for harp seals. IFAW supporters have worked so hard to help us close down the markets for seal products around the world. And this news will inspire us to work even harder so that together we WILL finally see an end to Canada's commercial harp seal hunt.
Read Sheryl's blog post here for more information about this victory, about how IFAW supporters played a critical role in making it happen, and to see her inspiring "timeline of the shrinking seal markets."
I hope this news warms your heart this holiday season as it has mine.
Thanks again for your support, and warmest holiday wishes,