Against the Canadian seal hunt? There's an app for that
Anything being dismissed as "misinformation" by the Stephen Harper government just might be worth a look-see.
This time, the Conservative government's target is a free iPhone app put out by the Humane Society of the United States.
Released earlier this month, the Protect Seals app promotes American restaurants and grocery stores that have committed to "shift key bits (and in many cases all) of their seafood purchasing away from Canada" until the country's commercial seal hunt comes to an end.
The app states:
The establishments listed on this app are doing one of three things: boycotting snow crabs from Canada, boycotting seafood from sealing provinces (Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Quebec), or boycotting all Canadian seafood. We welcome all of their efforts. Please thank them when you visit them!
The people who kill seal pups for profit in Canada are commercial fishermen. By avoiding seafood they catch, we are sending a clear message to Canada: "We won’t buy while seals die."
Users can also take a pledge to "not buy Canadian seafood".
Since all of the businesses featured in the app's maps and lists are south of the border, the closest "seal-friendly" establishment to Vancouver is a Mexican joint called La Cantina in Blaine, Washington.
Of course, there's always Metro Vancouver's vegan restaurants to dine at. They don't serve Canadian—or even American—seafood.