Sunday, March 19, 2006

Seal slaughter is stain on Canada

Before the end of March, men armed with clubs, guns and knives will begin the annual slaughter of thousands of baby seals in Canada so they can harvest their fur coats. Seal pups can legally be killed as soon as they have molted their white natal fur, when they are about 12 days old. During last year’s hunt, almost all of the seals killed were just two months old or younger. Many had not yet learned how to swim or eaten their first solid meal. Hunters object to calling these seals “babies,” but that’s what they are. They are helpless and have no escape from the violence raining down on them.Americans should join Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Heather Mills McCartney in protesting the killing. The McCartneys traveled to Canada and appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live in early March to appeal to the newly elected Canadian prime minister to stop the hunt. In a heated debate, one of the hunt’s biggest cheerleaders, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams, stated “for the record” that he does not condone “inhumane activity towards animals.”


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