Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Canadian Speaks Out about the Canadian Baby Seal Slaughter: Images He Personally Took and Witnessed on Display at University of Winnipeg

What’s so different about this story is that this man was there and took video AND, he’s Canadian. He also makes the same point many have been making: justifying bashing in the skulls of defenseless baby animals that can’t even move by using economic reasons doesn’t suffice. As he said, "Slave owners had to get other jobs, too."

I go one step further and bring up the case of industrial layoffs. Just recently Ford announced up to 30,000. The people may be angry, but they accept it and find other work. It’s the way it’s always been.

Why these complaining brutal Canadians and their incompetent government who can’t bring additional work to them are given excuses I’ll never know.

And it shows why the Prime Minister and Local Politicians support the brutality: they’re simply incompetent and cannot find alternatives to local economies! So, instead, they need to go or think of new ideas in order to look to the long run and get beyond these barbaric practices.

Article:

Seal-hunt foes flog case here
Show gory scene at U of W

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Winnipeg/2006
/03/30/1511985-sun.html

By JOYANNE PURSAGA, STAFF REPORTER


A small animal lies in a pool of blood as a spiked club punctures its pelt.

The gory scene is part of an anti-seal hunt video, played at the University of Winnipeg's Rideau Hall yesterday.

Winnipeg activist David Nickarz said the death is just one of many he witnessed aboard a ship during the 2005 seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Nickarz made the journey with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an animal rights group, last year.

"We'd pass by piles of the seals and they would be skinned and there was blood all over the ice," said Nickarz. "There's no honour in the hunt. It's a slaughter."


Nickarz manned an information booth with AnimalWatch Manitoba at U of W Tuesday and yesterday.

But supporters of the East Coast seal hunt say almost all seals are now shot rather than clubbed, making the practice more humane.

The hunt is a critical source of income, due to demand for pelts and seal oil, supporters said.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has also spoken in support of the hunt. Harper declined requests from celebrity-activists for meetings about the issue and said the hunt has suffered under an "international propaganda campaign."

'DISGUSTING PRACTICE'

Actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson added her voice to the protest this week.

But Nickarz said financial loss or unemployment, should the seal industry collapse, doesn't justify the hunt.

"Smashing seals on the head is a disgusting practice," he said. "Slave owners had to get other jobs, too."

Nickarz has gathered 100 signatures on his petition against the hunt.

The forms lined a small white box covered with articles about the tradition.

Similar boxes will be sent from several Canadian cities and used to erect a protest monument on Parliament Hill.

Nickarz and AnimalWatch are also leading a boycott of all Canadian seafood, in objection to the industry's support for the hunt.

The Gulf hunt began Saturday and a second hunt in Newfoundland and Labrador is scheduled to begin in April.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

It's sooo horrible. I can't stand the thought of it!

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