Friday, February 25, 2011

Canadian Annual Seal Killing Begins on Nova Scotia's Hay Island: Canada Loves Killing Defenseless Seals in Barbaric Ways

Yep, this is still going on. Of course, fueled by the uncaring nations of China and Japan. Read about how China and Japan fuel the seal killing at - http://geari.blogspot.com/2011/01/eu-ban-on-seal-products-from-canada.html

To learn more about the annual Canadian seal slaughter, visit the Sea Shepherd page for seals at http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/

Article:

Sealers, anti-hunt activists reach N.S. island as grey seal hunt gets underway

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/sealers-anti-hunt-activists-reach-n-island-grey-20110224-065057-695.html

By The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – Thu, 24 Feb, 2011 10:21 AM EST

A female grey seal moves over thin ice near the shore in Canso, N.S. in this Jan. …

SYDNEY, N.S. - The grey seal hunt on Nova Scotia's Hay Island got underway Thursday as the weather improved enough to allow hunters, anti-hunt activists and fisheries officers to set out.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed that all had arrived on the tiny outcrop of rock off eastern Cape Breton.

The department has set a quota of 1,900 animals.

Humane Society International/Canada issued a statement shortly after the hunt began, condemning federal and provincial officials for allowing it to happen in a designated wilderness area.

"What we witnessed is a crime against nature," said Rebecca Aldworth, the society's executive director. "One of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth has just been turned into a killing field."

The society is calling on Ottawa to implement a one-time buyout of the commercial sealing industry and to invest in economic alternatives including ecotourism.

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