Pure ignorance I suppose, led me to believe seal clubbing was banned years ago. I had foolishly thought mankind had done something positive by banning the practice of clubbing and skinning seals for their fur. Apparently, this practice is still alive and well and actually being increased in Canada. If you actually have an ounce of compassion you'll visit the site below and help take action. In this day and age animals shouldn't need to be removed from the planet in the name of fashion.
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"Throughout my career as a veterinarian, I have seen animals die in slaughterhouses, research labs, and animal shelters, and I can assure you that the cruelty existing in the seal hunt would not be tolerated in these institutions." Dr. Mary Richardson
Canadaâ€™s 2007 commercial seal hunt starts today - 270,000 seal pups are set to be slaughtered
(Charlottetown, PEI, Canada â€“ 2 April 2007) â€“ Canadaâ€™s annual commercial seal hunt opened today, with total limits set this year for 270,000 harp seals. Canadaâ€™s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has staggered the start dates this year, opening the hunt in the southern part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence today, while it has announced that the remainder of the gulf will be open for hunting from Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Conservationists worldwide, including experts with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare â€“ www.ifaw.org have condemned the hunt as cruel and unnecessary.
Canada has allowed over one million seals to be killed in the past three years. With this yearâ€™s commercial total allowable catch limit set at 270,000 seals, this becomes the fourth consecutive year in which the government allocation has exceeded the amount of seals that can be removed without causing the population to decline. Last year, the government set the limit at 335,000 seals, while the total number of seals actually killed was more than 354,000, based on official government figures.