October 31, 2014
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FORGET SPRING BREAK IN FLORIDA; GIVE ME A SEAL HUNT ANY DAY!

 

The nuisance of baby seals is once again upon us.  These annoying pests are everywhere, around the northern part of Canada. And you thought that Global Warming would knock them off . . . well, that is working, but not fast enough!  So that’s why the Canadian government is supporting this annual activity where these useless creatures will be decimated by the hundreds of thousands.  How?  With bludgeons among other handy high tech tools. So if you believe in protecting Canada from the baby seal infestation problem do not sign the petition below, put forth by tree-hugging, simpering, weak-kneed liberals no doubt.  Real men kill baby seals.

HUMANE SOCIETY SEAL HUNT PETITION

PS: Ignore this letter from Rebecca Aldworth of the Humane Society International/ Canada:

 

It hurts to say these words: Hundreds of thousands of harp seal pups are in danger of slaughter here on the ice floes of Eastern Canada in just days.

It’s the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet, and the Canadian government — undeterred by seal pups drowning in their melting habitat — has sanctioned even more killing this year.

What can you do right now to help stop this madness? Join the 2011 boycott to save seals.

Why boycott Canadian seafood? Because it works. Canada’s commercial fishing industry hunts baby seals during the off-season, selling fur for a tiny fraction of the industry’s overall profit. Seafood — like snow crabs, cod, and cold water shrimp — make up the lion’s share of their revenue, and in the past 6 years that we’ve refused to support their cruelty, the industry’s bottom line has taken a nose dive.

In 2009, the European Union banned its trade in products of commercial seal slaughters, closing a primary market for Canada’s sealing industry. As shrinking global demand for seal skins have left the fishing industry with fewer incentives to go out on the ice and made a government buyout of sealing licenses more attractive, we’re truly on the verge of a breakthrough for seals.

The end is near — I can feel it. Join the 2011 boycott to save seals and be part of our historic campaign to end this brutal hunt at last.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Aldworth
Executive Director
Humane Society International/Canada

 

 

Comments

  1. Common Sense says:

    Culling Seals is essential. There are nearly 10 million of them in Eastern Canada population rising at 5% per year. They eat over a ton of fish each per year (50 kilos a day). The difference between hunting and culling is weather use is made of the dead seals carcass. There is nothing immoral in wearing a fur its an animal skin just like leather is.

    There is no pretty way to kill an animal, the hunt is carried out to rules as humane as is practical and closely monitored by professional observers whose knowledge of biology far exceeds that of animal rights activist’s.

    Without a hunt a cull will be necessary in fact one is being proposed by scientists now. In a cull it is very unlikely any one is going to get onto the ice to monitor that the seal is dead, so the cull will be less humane than the hunt.

    Ignorant animal rights activists tell us seal pups are killed in front of their mothers. A Seal mum abandons its pup after it has finished weaning, about one week old and leaves it to fend for itself. It is illegal to kill a seal pup before it is roughly the same age as when lambs are separated from their mothers and sent to the slaughter house.

    Lets grow up and be adults, and use common sense not our emotions.

  2. Steve says:

    This isn’t really a hunt, as hunts imply skill, tracking and taking an animal for personal sustenance. Culling implies a decision to slaughter animals, which can be done humanely, for reasons of illness or emergency. This is megadeath and is not the least bit humane. Canada’s commercial seal “hunt” is the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals in the world. This year, Canada will allow 270,000 harp seals to be killed.

    Canada’s 2006 quota for killing seals: 325,000 for the regular commercial “hunt” and an additional 10,000 harp seal allowance for new aboriginal initiatives, personal use, and Arctic hunts. As usual, the commercial quota was exceeded, resulting in over 330,000 seals being killed.
    This is bad, i posit, for the people involved, for the nation of Canada and of course for the defenseless animals. This is brutality on an unmistakable scale. I find it amazing that anyone can so coldly defend this. I do welcome your comments however.

  3. Common Sense says:

    Steve, seal hunting is not a sport, but if you wanted to take part you would have to pass a marksmanship test and take part in two hunts, and a few courses before you could fire a shot.

    There is a great deal of skill in knowing when to shoot and when to fire, struck and lost is illegal. The approach to the seal is by stealth most are shot from 20 yards and many without knowing a man is there. They are always shot across the head through both lobes of the brain.

    The Sealer’s face great danger, sea ice can break at any time without warning. Going into the ice in a 35 foot wooden boat 150 miles offshore is something I would rather not do. Probably the most dangerous occupation in the world. One test for an observer is to get into a survival suite in a minute.

    In Australia the Kangaroo population is kept to 45 million by licensed hunters who shoot 5 million that get turned into pet food. They also shoot a few thousand feral camels, the meat is supplied to the Middle East. Population control by licensed hunters is the best system for population control.

    When I was a boy in Britain we had food rationing, even bread. We also had a plague of rabbets who eat 5% of the cereal or one slice out of every loaf. A popular song at the period was “Run rabbet, run rabbet run run run, here comes the farmer with his gun gun gun”. Indeed when you where camping at dusk you saw the farmer go out with his 12 bore, bang bang bang, and the farmer came back with a sack of rabbets, I can see no difference between a farmer protecting his crops from rabbets, and fishermen protecting their fish from seals. The farmer has invested in land and seed to make his livelihood, the fisherman in a boat and a fishing licence.

  4. Traci says:

    Common Sense, you have none of what your name implies. Let’s just kill everything that threatens our current mode of sustenance instead of finding a HUMANE ( i.e., preserving life, not destroying it) solution or other mode of sustenance. Let’s just butcher because, hey, those damn seals are eating fish! How dare they??? They have no right to live for doing such a heinous thing!!! They must be stopped!!! And gee, I memba when a local yokel farmer went out to fetch some pesky rabbits… I guess it never entered your mind to go a little deeper.

  5. Lolz says:

    @commonsense, it is not humane
    Also to the person who wrote this how are seals pests?

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