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Houston Breakthrough, April 1979 - Page 2. April 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 31, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1324/show/1298.

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Transcript Why manran mtelligeiit; rational, essentially good being, wantonly destroy se njagnificent animals? The answer is purely economic. Ironically, the newborn seal's soft, "white" fur is of great value in the fashion market. It is considered to be a 'perfect' lining and trim for coats, boots and gloves; it so appeals to man's vanity. Plus, inside these little creatures are ingredients for margarine, cosmetics, and lubricants (all items that can be obtained from vegetable or synthetic sources, but which mean extra profits for the sealers). And knowing the value and demand for harp seal products, the sealers do their job well, too well. From 1951 to 1960, for example, the harp seal population was reduced from approximately 3,300,000 to 1,250,000. Since then, tens, even hundreds of thousands have been slaughtered each year. The Seal Slaughter must be Stopped for All Time in 1979! We believe the harp seals to be mysterious and beautiful creatures—whose very existence can tell us much about the miracle of life. TAKE, FOR EXAMPLE, THEIR BREATHING CAPACITY. With lungs no larger than ours, these mammals can dive at least 600 feet and remain underwater for about 30 minutes. Scientists, however, have yet to figure out why this is physiologically possible... THE SEAL PUPS SOFT NEW FUR IS AMAZING, TOO! Although it appears to be white, researchers have recently discovered that it is completely transparent, allowing the skin to absorb and retain the sun's rays as heat. Without this fur, the pup, who has not yet built up an insulating layer of blubber, would die of the cold... During these last few weeks, herds of harp seals have migrated south from the Arctic to their winter breeding grounds on the ice floes off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador (commonly called "The Front"). As you read this, female harp seals are giving birth to furry pups, weighing about 15 pounds each. These newborn pups will be able to toddle around the ice, but they will not be able to swim (the harp seal's sole means of defense) for about 3 weeks. But later this week and next, while the pup is still weak and defenseless, while the baby's fur is still shiny and "white," the annual harvest-by- clubbing will begin. ...Canadian and Norwegian "hunters" will invade the silent world of "The Front" with their clubs and hakapiks. Cruelly and relentlessly, they'll aim their deadly instruments at the terrorized pup. After the blow, as the pup is skinned, the ice will turn crimson...Thousands of seal carcasses will crowd the floes. Friends and members of the Animal Protection Institute and myself find this situation tragic and unnecessary. For the past 8 years, we have worked diligently to protect the harp seal. This year, however, we have tripled our efforts because... And, as in previous years, this year's slaughter could well mean the destruction of an entire generation of pups. Consequently, the 800,000 or so remaining seals could very well be in imminent danger of EXTINCTION. We must continue to besiege the Canadian and Norwegian governments with protests. We must augment our already massive communication and education program. We must rally the support of many more millions of caring protectionists. Because despite our years of sweat and toil, our success thus far has been bittersweet. We cannot rest until we know the Harp Seals are safe from Man. To succeed, we need your support and your participation. We need you to join API's fight for all animals everywhere...for the ocean mammals, for domesticated livestock, for pets, and for exotic and native wildlife. As the struggle to save the harp seal continues round the clock, our personal energy remains unflagging. However, our financial resources are almost exhausted. And that's why we are writing to you today. We need your help desperately...before .it is too late. First, we are asking you to give $10, $25, $50, $100 - or more if you're able - to help us continue our work to educate on behalf of the harp seals and other threatened creatures. As an added benefit, this contribution will entitle you to a full membership in the Animal Protection Institute. Second, if you feel as strongly as we do about the plight of the baby seal, please! - write your feelings, RIGHT NOW, to The Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Office of the Prime Minister, Ottawa, Canada K1A0A2. And, if possible, send API a copy for forwarding to tourist offi cials in Canada who need to be aware of the kind of mail Mr. Trudeau is receiving. Yes, we do wish to make you into an effective campaigner for animal rights — the kind of people who are finally turning around the battle for animal lives! • You will receive our quarterly magazine, MAINSTREAM, which has been recognized as the best and most authoritative publication in the humane/conservation field. • You will be kept up-to-date on national legislation and current events concerning wildlife and habitat. • You, and over 100,000 other animal protectionists like you, will have representation, through the Institute, at governmental hearings and other public forums. • You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping animals and stopping unnecessary suffer ing. Join us today - and work with us in these emergency campaigns to save the harp seals and other threatened creatures. Join us today - and work with us for the benefit of all animal^. You see, there is still much to do. You will be helping to keep all the magnificent creatures of the earth ALIVE! Most sincerely, Belton P. Mouras President My TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution of YES-I WANT TO HELP! Please Mail Immediately to: The Animal Protection Institute of America P.O. Box 22505 5894 South Land Park Drive Sacramento, California 95822 is enclosed to aid you in your fight to: (1) Show the Canadian people the truth about the hunt and continue to press their government to establish sanctuaries for the protection of these international creatures, the harp seals. (2) Campaign for an end to AMERICAN SEAL-CLUBBING IN THE PRIBILOFS. (3) Inform others about this and other cases of ECOLOGICAL MURDER so that the public outcry will be heard and heeded. Name Address City State *IL PLEASE NOTE: Your contribution of $10 or more entitles you to a year's subscription to the animal rights quarterly MAINSTREAM; a giant WILDLIFE UNDER ATTACK poster on 10 threatened species; and to full membership in The Animal Protection Institute. And we'll send you the special report on seal-clubbing we'd like to put before millions of Canadians. ANIMAL PROTECTION INSTITUTE of America 5894 South Land Park Drive, P.O. Box 22505, Sacramento, California 95822—916/422-1921 Member: World Federation for the Protection of Antmals, Zurich, Switzerland