Stop Canada Seal Hunt!

  • By: Dog
  • Jul 12, 2010

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
~Mahatma Gandhi
Canadian seal hunt

Cruelty knows no bounds and there are times when my inferior canine brain(compared to the great humans) fails to comprehend the gravity of the lurking conundrum. As readers of this space know that I’m a dog, an animal- primitive, wild and uneducated. Yet, like most of my animal friends, I may hunt for food but never for fun, fur or fashion. If religion wasn’t enough of an opium to kill the mute(Nepal), Canadian govt. hosts an annual seal hunt festival that sees hundreds of thousands of seal killed for fur. They do defend their gruesome sport via claims like it supports the  economy, but facts have framed an altogether different picture revealing a stark reality which is quite unlike the govt. claims.

See also: Jallikatu and Gadhimai festival

Beatle Paul McCartney PETA ambassador
Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills with a baby seal, the Beatle legend had appealed to Canadian govt. against seal hunting.

Thousands of seals like the one in the picture (below) are killed mercilessly by blows against the head.

Seal hunting Canada
Just in time for Canada Day, PETA will be running its new “Explore Elsewhere” ad featuring a rendition of Canada’s national anthem “O Canada” playing over footage of baby seals as they are clubbed to death. The ad will run on Google and several travel blogs this week to let potential tourists researching Canadian summer vacations know that the Canadian government still sponsors the annual seal slaughter, which just concluded in Newfoundland. World leaders as diverse as Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, and His Holiness The Dalai Lama have spoken out against the controversial massacre and have pleaded to Stop Canada Seal Hunt.
I wonder if it’s that necessary to wear fur? Drawing analogies with African blood diamonds, seal hunts also show that the consumers care only about the beauty of the finished product while overlooking the gruesome process which ‘polished’ the ‘product’.
Recommended reading:
The Humane Society of US
Seal hunting: Pictures

Reminds me of this scene from Ace Ventura: When Nature calls

Ace: That’s a lovely wrap you’re wearing! Perhaps I could buy you some fluffy new slippers, made from the heads of innocent and defenseless baby seals!

The Monopoly Guy: Who is this ghastly man?

Ace: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective. And YOU must be the Monopoly guy! Hey.


Ace: Thanks for the free parking.

Pompous woman: Another ACTIVIST, McGuire.

The Monopoly Guy: Activist, yes

[snobby laugh]

Ace: [imitating him] activist, yes, mhmhmhmhmhmhmhmhm!

Pompous woman: Mr. Ventura, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the fruits of nature. You should try it sometime.

Ace: Alrighty then!

[smacks man in the face which knocks him unconscious, drapes him over his shoulders and begins to sing and dance exotically]

Ace: [shakes man] Do not pass go! Do not collect $200!

[hands back man to pompous woman]

Ace: It’s lovely, but I fancy myself in autumn!

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