The Seal Protection Action Group’s (SPAG) campaign to end seal shooting in Scotland and the rest of the UK has hit the headlines this week. The campaign made front page news in the Daily Mirror on Tuesday 7th April and the issue was also covered extensively in the Daily Mail online and Daily Express online, and The Times. There was also coverage in the fish trade media and Scottish newspapers. Campaigns Director Andy Ottaway was also interviewed on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio Two on Thursday 9th April.
Our seals are under fire and need your help. We believe dead seals and starving pups are too high a price to pay for a salmon steak or sandwich, or a fly-fishing holiday. We know seals can be deterred from fish cages, nets and salmon rivers without harming them, but the industry will not stop shooting without concerted public pressure placed on them to do so.
If you would like to support our campaign there are four simple things you can do to help:
1. Please write to High Street retailers and ask them whether their salmon suppliers shoot seals. Please tell them you do not want to buy salmon products (including RSPCA Freedom Food salmon) from producers that shoot seals. You can email the retailers: here
2. Please also sign the petition to retailers at: www.change.org
3. Support our campaign, write to your MP and demand that our seals are fully protected under law from all deliberate killing
4. Please support our work with a donation, or by joining the Seal Protection Action Group. Just click the ‘Donate’ button for a list of ways you can help.
Thank you very much on behalf of the seals.