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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 9

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That the present hunt for harp seals in Canada is carried out in a cruel and inhuman manner.

That the population of harp seals has not been clearly shown to be increasing.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Government formally call on the Canadian Government to end the harp seal hunt and use its constitutional powers to halt the importation into Australia of products derived from the harp seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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