SPOKANE, Wash. — Rosauers Supermarkets here has pledged not to sell any Canadian seafood from the seal-hunting provinces in its grocery stores until Canada ends its commercial seal hunt. Rosauers has been added to the Humane Society of the United States’ roster of more than 4,500 grocery stores and restaurants that are participating in the ProtectSeals campaign to help end Canada’s commercial seal hunt, which also includes WinCo Foods, PCC Natural Markets, Whole Foods Markets, Trader Joe’s, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Cafés, Ted Turner’s Ted’s Montana Grill steakhouse chain, Harris Teeter and Bon Appétit Management Co.
Since the launch of the ProtectSeals campaign, the value of Canadian seafood exports to the U.S. has dropped dramatically, providing financial incentive for Canadian fishermen to stop supporting and participating in the annual seal hunt.
“Rosauers Supermarkets is really pleased at the opportunity to join the ProtectSeals campaign,” said Jeff Philipps, president and chief executive officer of Rosauers, in a release. “As a company, our mission is to provide the highest quality products to our customers, and we feel that participating in this campaign furthers that mission.”
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