Canada’s annual seal hunt is starting again. Animal activists are lamenting this year’s increased quota.
I bet the fur is realllly soft. If it could be produced by culturing it in a laboratory, I would totally wear it. I volunteer to try out the first cultured-seal-fur coat….
In the meantime, how about someone coming up with some other source of income for the guys who go out and club these cute critters? If they were all busy making more money doing something else, they wouldn’t WANT to go out in the cold to club baby seals.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — Two Inuit leaders say pop star Paul McCartney’s recent campaign against the Canadian seal hunt is silly and disrespectful to wildlife.
The ex-Beatle visited the East Coast region this month to stage a high-profile photo-op on the ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, calling for the end of the centuries-old commercial hunt.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, the elected Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, and Duane Smith, president of the conference, say in a news release issued Monday that Ottawa should reject McCartney’s advice.
They are urging a federally funded campaign in Europe and the United States to counter his message.
Watt-Cloutier called McCartney “silly” for lying down on sea ice and playing with seal pups.