As I am someone who is strongly against animal cruelty, it is hard to stay unbiased talking about the hunting of 12-day old baby seals. But the hunting of the baby seals is allowed by the Government of Canada quoting around 325,000 seals that can be killed each year. The problem is, everyone involved in storytelling has their own agenda. Greenpeace or PETA, the government, the hunters. And the discussion, if we could even call it that, is filled with hate on both sides of the aisle. So, depending on what is your source, your outlook into the whole situation may be completely different. So, in this article all I can do is stick to the facts and try to explain the situation as clearly as I can. Facts about Canada-regulated seal hunting The process of killing a seal is strictly regulated to ensure no unnecessary suffering of the animal. Any seal killing against the protocol will result in losing the hunting license as well as a fine as significant as $4,000. There is native seal hunting as well as commercial hunting. But two are rarely separated and if blocked outright, it would impact native Inuit communities in the Newfoundland. Seals […]
“Harbour seals are very fond of Scotland’s waters. Watch out for them lazing around on rocky coastlines, when the tide is out and the sun is shining – they really love to sunbathe.”
Harp seals are born right on the ice-fields of the White Sea. For many years the little pups were hunted extensively for their snow-white furs….