The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is misleading consumers with its claim that a large number of American restaurants are boycotting Canadian seafood. (“Sir Paul pitches seal ‘solution,'” March 25)

Research conducted by the Center for Consumer Freedom shows that less than one-seventh of the businesses listed on HSUS’s boycott website are actually shunning Canadian seafood. And a full 62% were unaware that HSUS was publicly describing them as part of its campaign. In fact, one of the supposed “boycotters” was a vegetarian restaurant that had never served seafood.

Consumers in Canada and the U.S. should view the animal rights group’s future claims with a jaundiced eye.