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Save the Seals

Find out how one local Syracuse student is doing what he can to save baby seals.
Martin Welych-Flanagan is only 12 years old, but he's doing everything  to raises efforts to save baby seals.  The DeWitt student became interested in the cause after seeing a video of Canada's annual baby seal hunt.  He said he was disgusted with what he saw. 

He started a Save the Seals club at his school, which designs and sells beaded bracelets, magnets, and key chains for $1 to raise money.  

Welych-Flanagan has already raised more than $10,000 for the Humane Society's Protect Seals campaign.  He has won two national awards as a result of his efforts.

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, also became interested in saving animals when he was young.  Pacelle and Welych-Flanagan have become friends through their efforts to save animals.
  • Pacelle will speak at Cazenovia College as part of the Reisman Lecture Series
  • The lecture is titled "Love and Cruelty Bound Together: Our Confusing, Complicated Relationship with Animals"
  • Monday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College
Learn more information about Martin's Save the Seals campaign here.  For more information about the Humane Society of the United States, visit humanesociety.org.  
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