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No Crab Cakes until the Killing Stops

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According to a Humane Society of the United States press release, singer Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafes will not buy or serve Canadian seafood until the Canadian government bans its country's annual seal hunt. In a statement, Buffett said, "Margaritaville Cafes will not be purchasing or serving Canadian seafood products until the Canadian government ends the commercial seal hunt permanently. I do not look at this as one nation telling another how to best manage its affairs. I view it as an effort to make humans more humane in the way they manage the planet. We do not own the earth. We are landlords and we simply need to do a better job, for all creatures on this earth. The seal hunt is certainly an emotionally charged issue, but my experiences over the years have taught me that real progress in this effort needs to move past emotions and toward solutions that can work for people on both sides of this issue. In the meantime, the one thing we can do is to make people aware of the problem." If you're planning a holiday to Key West, New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Jamaica or Cancun and are hoping to dine on Canadian seafood at a Margaritaville Cafe while there, you and the other parrotheads will have to find somewhere else to eat.

You can read Buffett's entire statement at www.protectseals.org.

a loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter

When is the last time you went to the grocery store for one thing and walked out with just that one item? Impulse shopping can account for a large portion of a family's grocery bill and by the time you factor in the cost of gas, the carton of eggs or package of toilet paper you stopped for can ends up costing more than it's worth. Wouldn't it be nice if you could have certain items you're always running out of delivered to your house on a regular basis?

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