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Humane Society not opposed to traditional Inuit sealing

Re: "It's a lot easier being 'green' on someone else's greenback, eh?" (The Hill Times, June 1, p. 17). Sheila Copps' column on the recent controversy over the governor general's seal meal is fraught with errors and misinformation. Humane Society International/Canada and other animal protection groups are not opposing traditional Inuit sealing—we object to the industrial-scale seal slaughter that occurs each spring off Canada's East Coast. They are two very different things, despite government attempts to blur the lines between the two.

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Humane Society not opposed to traditional Inuit sealing

Re: "It's a lot easier being 'green' on someone else's greenback, eh?" (The Hill Times, June 1, p. 17). Sheila Copps' column on the recent controversy over the governor general's seal meal is fraught with errors and misinformation. Humane Society International/Canada and other animal protection groups are not opposing traditional Inuit sealing—we object to the industrial-scale seal slaughter that occurs each spring off Canada's East Coast. They are two very different things, despite government attempts to blur the lines between the two.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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