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Seal skins
The price of seal pelts has been increasing in recent years, giving the Canadian Government the economic incentive to continue the hunt and increase the quota allocations. A number of well-known fashion designers have used seal fur and skins in their collections. Although Canadian sealskins have been banned in the United States since 1972, some American designers still use seal products in their European and International Collections.

Ask these designers to stop using Canadian seal skins as it comes from the largest and cruelest marine mammal slaughter anywhere in the world. 

Gucci
685 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212-750-5220
clientservice-europe@gucci.it

Versace
Donatella Versace
Versace S.P.A. Headquarters
Via Manzoni, 38
Milan ITALY 20121
Phone: 39 02 76 09 31
Fax: 39 02 76 00 41 22

Prada World Headquarters
Prada S.P.A.
Via Andrea Maffei, 2
20154 Milan, Italy
Phone: 39 02 54 67 01

Prada U.S.
Katherine Ross, V.P. of Communications
610 W. 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212 307 9300

Birger Christensen
Ostergade 38
DK-1100 Copenhagen K Denmark
Phone: 45 33 11 55 55
Fax:  45 33 93 21 35
Email: bc@birger-christensen.com

The Odette Leblanc Collection
022 de l'ecole Rd., Pointe-aux-Loups
Iles de la madeleine PQ. G4T 8B1 Canada
Phone: 418-969-9385
Email: oleblanc@sympatico.ca

Petit Nord OU
Pikk Tn. 67-1
10133 Tallinn
Estonia
Phone: 011 + 372 372 6411211
Fax: 011 + 372 6411212
Email: Use the form at http://www.base-1.com/petit.html

Annika Heinadottir
Oehlenschlaegersgade 30
Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: 45 26192611
Email: annika@dottir.dk


Seal oil

Please ask your local health food store and pharmacy not to stock nutritional supplements made from seal oil and promote alternative products instead.

Terra Nova, Canomega, and Omegavite are brands of omega-3 fatty acid capsules made from seal oil. These products are illegal in the USA under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  There are many excellent alternatives to seal oil as a nutritional supplement, including flax seed oil and hemp seed oil.

Seal oil is often identified as marine oil so as not to attract attention to a controversial ingredient. Marine lipid concentrate is used in some veterinary products. 

If you notice any more brands that use seal oil, please let WSPA know so that we can make more people aware of products that support this cruel hunt.

Seal meat

There is virtually no market for seal meat outside domestic consumption in Newfoundland. Sealers often skin the seals on the ice floes or in their boats and leave the carcasses to rot. Some seal meat may be purchased by pet food and fur farm industries. Read CBC news story: “Sealers struggle to find markets for meat”: http://www.cbc.ca/nl/story/nf_seal_meat_20060320.html

 

 

 

 

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