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President of PEIFA reacts to pie-throwing incident with federal minister

The recent pie throwing assault on Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea by a member of the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals cannot be tolerated says the president of the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association. “This action was a physical assault on a minister of the Crown, not slapstick comedy,” said Mike McGeoghegan. “It demands full accountability under the Criminal Code of Canada. This is an intolerable incident.” “The PEIFA supports minister Shea in her efforts to expand markets for seal products around the world and encourages her to move toward a cull of the grey seal population to protect the future of the Atlantic Canadian fishery,” said McGeoghegan.

He said the over-abundance of seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is of serious concern to the Canadian fishing industry.

Organizations: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Geographic location: P.E.I. Fishermen, Canada

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