BREAKING: Canada’s commercial seal slaughter has begun.
Beginning this week, thousands of seals—most between the ages of 3 weeks and 3 months—will be barbarically killed and may even be skinned alive, each one a victim of Canada’s East Coast commercial seal slaughter.
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Even after young harp seals lose their white baby fur at just a few weeks of age, they’re still babies. Left to thrive in the wild, they can live for more than 30 years as part of a large, social colony.
But that idyllic life has been replaced with a nightmare, as sealers head out onto the ice with guns and hakapiks—thick wooden clubs that have a sharp metal hook on one end. Many seals won’t die after the first blow, and they’ll thrash around and scream in pain in front of other terrified seals who will soon meet the same violent end.
The slaughter beginning today is an ugly stain on Canada’s global reputation, and it should have ended long ago. The country’s attempts to create a market for the fur, meat, and oil from slaughtered seals are failing, and seal-fur „products“ remain banned across the EU, Russia, and the United States. Recently, India hammered another nail into the sealing industry’s coffin with news that it, too, would prohibit the import of all seal „products“—a victory that comes after more than a decade of pressure from PETA India and other compassionate people.
With virtually no one interested in buying the vile „products,“ the only thing keeping this bloody industry alive today is the millions in Canadian taxpayer money poured into government subsidies for sealers.
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