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More Bad News for Sealers

Written by PETA | February 1, 2011

When are Canadian sealers going to catch a break? Never, it seems, as long as they continue to hook baby seals in the eye or mouth, drag them across the ice, and bludgeon them to death.

Taiwan’s forestry bureau is considering banning seal products, just as the U.S. and the European Union have done. Forestry officials say that the country’s consumers have stopped buying seal products in the wake of a news conference last year that showed how seals are killed. Are you listening, Canada? People aren’t cool with baby-seal beatings. Taiwanese officials say that Canada is concerned about the impact that the potential ban might have on the rest of Asia.

Yep, they should worry, all right. Chinese citizens said in January that they don’t want the seal meat that Canada is trying to sell them either. Come on, Canada. Everyone else on the planet can’t be wrong.

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Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Rachel J A says:

    It’s so sad because nearly all canadians (certainly all the ones I know) are dead against the seal hunt. The behaviour of the government and the minority of seal hunt supporters is tarnishing a beautiful place and its people. :(

  • plantgal says:

    When are they ever going to learn? Stop killing these babies and taking their lives before they have had a chance to live it. Eat something healthy. Wear synthetic materials. The dark ages are quite over with…understand!

  • Therese says:

    This has to stop. It is cruel and it’s time for Canada to open their eyes and see that this is wrong

  • Irene Leggett says:

    Don’t forget folks, that as well as clubbing baby seals to death for their fur coats, the Canadians actually pay compensation to employees who mass-murder sled dogs (see previous story)!!! I’m so glad that the hard-earned tax-payers money is well spent.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    I’m glad to see a photo of a beater rather than a whitecoat. It’s tiring to hear seal hunt apologists whine that “We don’t kill whitecoats or babies anymore.” No, you just kill the ones that are a few days older.

  • kaeleighjoy says:

    Right with you, xScatter. What’s worse is that I continuously write to my MP and he either blows me off or sends me a condescending form letter telling me sealing is a major contributor to our economy and a major source of income for many Canadians. Blah blah blah, it’s the same garbage every time. I let him know my family does not plan on voting for him come election time, and that is 4 lost votes.

  • BHS Vegeration says:

    Sooner or later they’ll stop. We need to keep fightung for this, everybody! Come on! We got Lipton Tea to ban animal testing, and of course many other things- WE CAN DO THIS! Send angry emails, make phone calls, write letters- it’s going to happen. We will fight this!

  • xScatter says:

    Everyone knows whats going on, Stephen Harper just doesn’t care. Once our economy goes through the toilet again, and he realizes all this stuff, it’s going to be too late. Canada’s reputation is hanging on a thread at this point. On an online game someone asked where I was from, and I said I was from Canada, and they said “Oh, that place that kills those seals?”. I’ve never been more ashamed to admit I’m from Canada.