MP’s lobby Prime Minister for a seal ceasefire

Yesterday (Tuesday 16th December) Liberal Democratic MP for Lewes ‘Norman Baker’ and Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South ‘Robert Flello’ joined us at 10 Downing Street demanding a ‘CEASEFIRE FOR SEALS’.

The Seal Protection Action Group and MP's Robert Flello and Norman Baker at 10 Downing Street on 16th December demansing a Ceasefire for seals

Andy Ottaway of the Seal Protection Action Group along with representatives from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the Cornwall Seal Group handed in a letter to the Prime Minister asking him for an immediate and comprehensive ban on the deliberate killing of all seals in UK waters, including Scottish waters.

The Seal Protection ACtion Group, BDMLR and Cornwall Seal Group with MP Robert Flello handing in a letter to Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street asking for an immediate ban on the shooting of seals

Under current laws, which are almost 40 years old, fishing interests, including salmon farmers, can shoot seals to prevent supposed damage to their stock. Recent studies show that total numbers of seals in the UK declined by 12% last year, and an estimated 5,000 are shot each year in Scottish waters alone.

Talking about his support for our Saving Scotland’s Seals campaign, Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, Norman Baker said:

“It is disgraceful that so many seals are still subject to this annual slaughter. The current legislation is woefully outdated and it is vitally important that we immediately amend the law so that seals get the protection they deserve. The government must act.”


For further details about our campaign to protect seals in the UK please click here to be redirected to our ‘Saving Scotland’s Seals’ campaign.

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