As a human being I am sickened by this barbaric practice that still goes on. I can’t believe this still goes on. What the @#** is wrong with people still. These people (or so called) have a choice to be decent humans or evil -and people that choose to murder any innocent being are just that EVIL. Wake up world- the time is here to stop atrocities such as this. God help us!!!!!!
I hate Canada now!!!!!! Before I liked this country, but not anymore!!!!! Canada you are second Adolf Hitler!!!! I wish somebody will put the end to this cruel murder of seals!!! and Canadian government will be fired!!!!!!
Canadian people must speak up for seals!!!Come on!!!! Be a humans!!!!
It is an aboslute shame that some people think killing like this is acceptable.
It truly annoys me that people have stated that Canada needs this trade and that families rely on this.
Canada has the ninth largest economy in the world (measured in US dollars at market exchange rates), and is one of the world’s wealthiest nations.
As with other developed nations, the Canadian economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about three quarters of Canadians. Canada also has a large primary sector, with the logging and oil industries being two of Canada’s most important. Services include:
* Public health
* Waste disposal
* Financial services
* Legal services
* News media
* Hospitality industry (e.g. restaurants, hotels, casinos)
* Real estate
The percentage of the population below the poverty line is a measly 10.8% and unemployment is even lower at 8%.
So please do not try telling us all that Canada needs to kill seals to survive.
Why dont you all get your facts straight. The truth of the matter is that these people are savage and have the CHOICE not to do this but they CHOOSE it. No one has the right to hurt, kill or abuse. It concerns the whiole world when this happens and that is the way it should be.
And if you think this is bad…Now the Canadian government has decided, because the sale of seal fur is declining they have made an agreement with China to export seal meat for extra revenue! What is wrong with Canadians! I have vowed never to step foot on Canadian soil until they finally show respect for these beautiful animals. They don’t own them! I find their soil drenched in blood!
More than 35 million cattle are slaughtered each year. More than 9 BILLION chickens die.
You think they’re all killed humanely?
Just because an animal is cute doesn’t make it more important than any other. Either step up and stop your use of ALL animal products or stop pretending you give a crap about animal welfare. It’s all or none.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHERE IN CANADA THIS TAKES PLACE? Take a look on a map and see. You know what, THIS IS A MAJOR INCOME BOOST THAT FAMILIES DEPEND ON AS WELL AS IT HAS AN IMPORTANT CULTURAL ASPECT TO IT.
The seals are used for traditional clothing and items, the meat is used for meals and the bones are used for traditional decorative items that people sell to tourist or use as their own.
For the small fishing communities with little job opportunities this provides for a great income boost. You are completely ignorant to the situation, perhaps you should look into the real situation that is: YOU ARE TRYING TO RUIN PEOPLES LIVELY HOOD. This is an industry that provide people who live in the northern communities an income boost. Also, its not baby seals that get killed. Get your facts straight.
Please try to educate yourselves before ruining the human aspect of this. The sickening thing here is that people get all hung up on the “cute fluffy baby” while forgetting how much of a crucial impact this is to the people who rely on it. Besides, I don’t think people outside of Canada should have a say in this because it does not directly affect them. You should not meddle in things unless it has an affect on you nor should you if you are not properly educated in the matter. People like you make me sad. So basically you are saying that the lives of some animals are more important than those of the humans who depend on this as a means of income?
Get real, human rights should trump animal rights. Do you like your fish? Well, hate to break it to you but if we don’t keep seal populations in check, your fish will be scarce.
Gotta love misinformation. Although I agree killing seals is not needed, it’s done with guns now, not clubs. Also, the cubs are not allowed to be touched. I could go on.
I’m guessing this is coming out of the States, and sorry but worry about your own country’s problems with animals. You currently have an invasion of Burmese Pythons in Florida yet no one says a thing about that. The problem isn’t going to disappear by itself. Small brown bats are consistently dying from White Nose Syndrome. I could go on.
Stop attacking an entire country when you have just as many problems going on in your own.
Not to mention, seal killing occurs everywhere there are seals btw, not just Canada.