Well if that's your attitude, we don't want you.
|Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 9):|
Do canadians actualy eat seal meat, I've never seen it in any supermarket in Canada, and people don't wear a lot of fur these days either, so where does the product of the hunt go to.
That's not the main reason for the hunt. It is to cull the population to certain set limits. The population of these seals has actually gone up in past years and the cull is responsible for that. We are trying to protect our cod and fish stocks and without the annual cull, the cod limits would be in vain. The seals devastate their population and without managing their population, the seals would eat all the cod leading to extirpation of countless other species.
|Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):|
Legendary French actress and animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot has thanked Russian PM Vladimir Putin for supporting an initiative to ban the hunting of baby seals.
Wow... just wow...
Why doesn't she make the same stink about French foie-gros or veal? Oh that's right, because they aren't cute. Those animals suffer far more than seals who spend their lives frolicking in the open sea and only after months or years of that playful life are they suddenly whacked in the head with a spiked club. They don't know it's coming and they don't feel it. Those videos of baby seals writhing around on the ice happen VERY rarely. And occasional accidents are to occur. Besides the seals killed aren't little snowballs with cute eyes (as McCartney would have you believe), they are fat animals with grey fur that -frankly - doesn't look that cute. Although cuteness shouldn't be a factor.
A lot of Europeans (and I guess Austrolasians) are so utterly misinformed on the topic that they just use photos and videos to form their opinion. The world isn't a cuddly place, we need to cull populations for their own good. Please get a grip.
And why is it that more attention is given to the Seal Hunt than given to Darfur, Congo, or Zimbabwe. Some people seem to put more emphasis on animal lives than on human lives and for that there is no excuse. If the media gave as much attention to Congo as they did the Seal Cull, something might be done about the violence there.
Even if Europe bans our seal products, the cull will continue if just for the safety of cod and numerous other fish stocks that many Europeans seem all to happy to fish.
Last post got deleted, I changed it but Mods delete if not appropriate still...