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Thursday, 1 December 1983
Page: 3137

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The humble petition of the undersigned Citizens of Victoria respectfully showeth that your petitioners are outraged and disturbed by the inhumane slaughter of baby harp seals off the coast of Newfoundland and in particular, the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Magdelen Islands.

1. That, as a people of a democratic society, we urge the Australian Government to halt all imports of seal products.

2. That we can be assured that the murdering of harp seals be discontinued in all forms at the real and perilous threat of the extinction of yet another arctic animal species.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Government take heed of their petitioners' protest, and give seals the right to life.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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