Wow..."Kill the Messenger"
Although Hippie, at times, can shock folks with graphic still photos, he refrained from posting horrific slaughtered baby seal still shots, instead opting to post a video illustrating the horrific practice of hunting baby seals -- No one has to watch it. (Looks like he is spreading a message without catching anyone by surprise -- I would say he's tempered his approach with this group and deserves some respect).FACT 1: The majority of Canadians are against the commercial seal hunt!
FACT 2: Canada's commercial seal hunt is the largest and most brutal slaughter of marine mamals on Earth.
FACT 3: 97 percent of the baby seals killed are under 3 months of age and the majority are under 4 weeks old.
FACT 4: An independent veterinary panel studied the commercial seal hunt. They concluded that 42 percent of the seals examined may have been skinned whilst conscious.
Dirty laundry abounds in many Nations, and this is Canada's and 4 other countries' dirty laundry. That is why other Nations are boycotting Canadian seafood and other industries, bringing financial pressure on the government to act humanely.
JB: I don't agree with your first post because I don't think it matters whether or not the seals are "endangered," but I do appreciate your second and third posts :-)
BioM: The "economic fallout" is insignificant compared to the loss of revenues from the boycott. The seal hunt "culls their numbers" and "will lay waste to an ecosystem...if stopped" plus, "seals are not nice and deserve to die." WHERE DO YOU GET THIS LINE OF THINKING? SO, LET'S GO OUT AND KILL ALL ANIMALS WHO ARE "NOT NICE?" WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE MCGAY?
ShawnTO: There are alternatives to each of the questions you raise, plus there are numerous models in different countries to transition a small population's livelihood when an industry diminishes. And, "banning the seal hunt is a ridiculous notion" is an opinion that is not shared by the majority of Canadians. In addition, the boycott is a message from other Nations that it is unacceptable and those Nations are exercising their right not to do business with Canada while it engages in this practice.
UrsaMajor: Surely, you can do better than demagoguing Hippie with "Fred Phelps" and "Stalin" because of his views on the "death of some animals." Millions and millions of people agree with Hippie on this one! If he is "pretty tiresome" and "oh so predictable," just stay out of the "pool, piss and all..." The guy is dead right on this issue -- picking and clubbing baby seals to death for the profit of meetig the fashion tastes of the arrogant is f**d up to almost all Nations and they have indicated such. Again, most Canadians abhor the commercial seal hunt. If you dismiss "the youngster" for "pissing in the pool," try taking me on -- I'm a big boy!
McGay: Be vigilant, some of these guys would allow "McGay Hunting" -- according to them, you're "only an animal."
Jms84: Step away from the computer, go to the medicine cabinet, and take your meds.Don't be mistaken into thinking this is a PETA only issue. Hippie, continue rocking the Hell out of the boat!