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I for one am tired of people that live in other parts of the world telling us that our seal hunt is cruel and unnecessary.
I am tired of all the animal rights groups spreading lies and making doctored video's and pictures to help spread those lies.
I for one is going to stand up and say NO you will not do this to my country. I want the seal hunt to continue and so do many other Canadians.
Sign my petition and tell the world you want it to continue too.
We are not against the Traditional Inuit Seal Hunt... we are AGAINST the White Commercial Seal Hunt that only hunts for greed.
Inuit seal hunting accounts for about 3% of the total seal hunt. The rest is Commercial Hunting.
The Commercial Seal Hunters use the Inuit as a shield to continue doing what they are doing. It is a strategy to use the noble Inuit people as human shields.
The Commercial Sealers say that the seals eat all the codfish, so that is why they "need" to cull them. IN REALITY...the Seals diet consists only 3% of cod.
Each year, baby seals are killed for their fur. Since, for every bullet hole, 2 dollars are taken off, most people prefer not to shoot them. Instead, they use clubs with metal hooks on the end to hit the seals with.
In fact, in 2001, an independent team of veterinarians studied the hunt and saw that the normal regulations and basic animal welfare rights weren’t being followed. Some of the seals had even been skinned while they were still alive.
Even when the hunting goes above the limit, the government doesn’t do anything to stop it. And if you’re wondering, stopping the seal hunt wouldn’t hurt Canada’s economy since it’s an off-season activity. Yet the government still provides thousands of dollars for the development of seal products. A lot of taxpayer money can go into this, too.
Hundreds of thousands of seals are killed each year. In the 2006 hunt, the government allowed a lot more than 350 000 seals to be clubbed and shot. The last time seals were killed like this, the harp seal population went down by almost two thirds. The actual number of seals killed is probably higher than this since many seals are wounded and left to fall into the water, where they die and are never recovered.
Nearly one million seals have been killed in the past the three years alone, and there’s more to come.
Armed with clubs and hakapiks, sealers bludgeon, hack then skin pups while they are still conscious and able to feel pain, leaving them to die on the ice in pools of their own blood.
If you are not a Canadian but you want to sign a petition to save the seals and to stop the Commercial Seal Hunt... go to this page...
Many countries such as Canada and Norway "enjoy" killing seals as a sport.
In Canada, the season for the commercial hunt of harp seal is from November 15 to May 15. The majority of sealing, however, occurs in late March in The Gulf of St. Lawrence, and during the first or second week of April off Newfoundland, in an area known as "The Front". This peak spring period is generally what is referred to as the "Canadian Seal Hunt".
In 2006, the St. Lawrence seal hunt officially started on March 25. This date was initially uncertain, due to thin ice conditions caused by the year's milder temperatures.
In 2003, the three-year harp seal quota granted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was increased to a maximum of 975,000 animals, with a maximum of 350,000 animals in any two consecutive years. In 2006, 325,000 harp seals, as well as 10,000 hooded seals and 10,400 grey seals will be killed. An additional 10,000 animals are allocated for hunting by Aboriginal peoples.
The Canadian seal hunt is monitored by the Canadian government and animal rights groups. However, although approximately 70% of Canadian seals killed are killed on "The Front", the vast majority of private monitors focus on the St. Lawrence hunt, due to its more convenient location.