seals hate canada too
jebus. unless you practice Jainism could you please refrain from making these snide comments.
I realise the following is not well formulated and that, just because there are other bad things happening the horror of the cull is not imvalidated but here goes:
Why have so many people latched onto this seal cull thing. Why not say "cows hate canada too." More of them are killed each year to feed canada's meat desires.
I am vegetarian and I still think the seal cull may be appropriate. If saving the fishery is a valid concern (which it may not be: www.fisherycrisis.com/DFO/transitions.htm
) then the seal cull has to happen. Moreover, the native people survive off of the pelts, meat and oil from the cull. This article says it pretty well:http://www.harpseals.org/hunt/press/defending.html
Of all the terrible things we do as humans, this is not high on the list. People get suckered in because it is active and not passive. One sees the red blood on white and everyone is picturing the little, white, adorable baby seal (which the hunters are not allowed to kill). But, one does just as much harm leaving one's lights on when going out in the morning to drive to work.
The seal cull serves a (potential) purpose. This is not to say that the seal cull is not bad. I just don't understand why people latch onto it. Killing with a purpose is a fact of life.
Of course, we get into the whole thing about relative worth. Are fish worth more than seals? is the potential decimation of a species worth more than seals?
probably we should just get rid of us.