St. John Neumann students protest seal hunting by Canada

Seal hunting protest on U.S. 41

Five local teens join international protest of ...

— Five St. John Neumann Catholic High School students protested the practice of hunting seals during a demonstration on Monday at the corner of U.S. 41 and First Avenue North in Naples.

The organizer of the protest, Robert Sanford, 18, spent an hour with four classmates holding signs with slogans such as “Hug me. Don’t club me” and chanting at passing traffic.

“Canada kills tons of baby seals each year to use as fur pelts, which are sold to Europe and Asia,” Sanford said. “We want the United States to set a ban to tell them that they should not do this anymore.”

The students used a day off of school to participate in the International Day of Action Against Seal Hunting held on Monday.

“We want people to know about it. We want to get the word out,” Sanford said.

Though the students all attend St. John Neumann, the school was not involved with the event.

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