"His fellow hunters tease their prey with a sarcastic "welcome aboard" as they throw the fresh skins on their 65-foot boat. "We do it for the money," Theriault said, "but it's also a tradition in our blood." "
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1659 times:
Kill the seals, I could care less what they do to seals. So what if they kill a few? It isn't having any ill effect on me. Why should I care, its not my problem, its the seal's problem.
One of my favorite movie scenes deals with killing baby seals. On "UHF", a commercial for "Crazy Ernie's Auto Sales" comes on and has Crazy Ernie standing there with a baby seal. Then he says, "If no one comes down here in the next 15 minutes, Im going to kill this here baby seal to make a baby deal." Funny stuff.
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
But these men are eager to show off how macho they are and would not let a little fatigue get in the way of their "powerful stroke." Plus, it's more fun to get them on the first shot, so there are two incentives right there. Plus, all the beer I'm sure they drink makes them more violent and counteracts any tiring. So your theory goes out the window.
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1649 times:
"But these men are eager to show off how macho they are and would not let a little fatigue get in the way of their "powerful stroke." Plus, it's more fun to get them on the first shot, so there are two incentives right there. Plus, all the beer I'm sure they drink makes them more violent and counteracts any tiring. So your theory goes out the window."
Are you making fun of me? Maybe I am not realizing that. If you do please tell me so I can end posting here.
And by the way, my theory does not go out of the window. Just get informed better (watch a few reports on TV, read newspapers etc.)
Jamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
Wow...some of you surprise me.
And then some of you don't:
"Yet you don't seem to complain when cows, chickens and pigs are killed."
They aren't killing these seals for their meat, they are killing them for their pelts and in some cases skinning them alive. I think it is barbaric what these folks do in the name of Tradition.
"Kill them early before they use up too many of OUR resources."
"Kill the seals, I could care less what they do to seals. So what if they kill a few? It isn't having any ill effect on me. Why should I care, its not my problem, its the seal's problem."
One of these days, hopefully in my lifetime people will see that resources of any kind are limited and that we are all connected. How sad a world it would be if there were only Humans...
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
25 Copaair737: RJ100: You just don't get it, do you? I really dont care about killing seals. Those guys do it to support themselves and their families. Would you rat
26 RJ100: @Jamesag96: Sorry to be responsible that your thread is going this way. I would have hoped for a serious discussion. Also due to my posts, this is unf
27 Jamesag96: Hey Copa...did you even read the article? RJ100, no worries, it is not your fault that others are un-educated, and un-caring. "I have suggested deleti
28 Copaair737: JamesAG: Yes, I did read the article. It sounds to me like people trying to make a living. Jocelyn Theriault said that they "did it for the money". So
29 Aviationfreak: Just read the article. Absolutely disgusting! I wonder if those who approve the way they kill baby seals or actually participate in it have any sense
30 WellHung: bears? but you can shoot bears and still have enough left over for a nice rug. it helps to have the whole seal skin unmarred.
31 L.1011: I echo Concorde's comment. They're not endangered, who the hell cares. Its ridiculous that the USA is banning seal products. People's livelihood is mo
32 Jamesag96: "I would sure hate to have you and or RJ100 choose saving either a seal or a human." Where did I even hint at that? "Un-Educated thoughts, I wouldnt c
33 Jamesag96: If it were as easy as that L1011 I would agree with you but pigs are not harvested for their hide alone. If the seals were used as sustenance it would
34 Aviationfreak: bears? but you can shoot bears and still have enough left over for a nice rug. it helps to have the whole seal skin unmarred. Is that supposed to be f
35 WellHung: Let's start at the low end of the spectrum and say I can off 4 baby seals an hour. I'm sure the actual numbers wuld be much higher since they musn't p
36 CPDC10-30: Well, it isn't the nicest thing to do for a living but unfortunatley there isn't much choice. If you have ever been out to the Iles Madeleines you wil
37 Jaysit: People always get upset when cute critters are killed. I've seen some real cute calves, but people have no problem in devouring veal cutlets. Baby cow
38 Tbar220: So many ignorant and uneducated posts here....my brain's going to explode. Its a shame that so many of you show a complete lack of interest in keeping
39 Aviationfreak: So WellHung, your the kind of guy who is willing to do everything for money. Why don't you do us the pleasure knocking yourself out fatally and I give
40 Copaair737: JamesAG96: "You are barking up the wrong tree with me. Your posts are a clear indicator of two things: Your age, and absorption level of your supposed
41 Jamesag96: Those are good points Jaysit. I refuse to eat veal. J
42 WellHung: Um, I never said I would do everything for money. But if I can swing $160/hr killing seals and drinking beer, better for me. Gigilo... now that's an i
43 Copaair737: Aviationfreak: Why would it do Wellhung any good to knock himself out fatally for some money? He couldnt use the money then. That wouldn't make any se